Spring has officially sprung, and daisies aren’t the only things popping up all around us. Spring pests are just as happy about the change in weather as you are. As you tend to spring chores indoors and out, watch out for these 5 common spring pests.
5 Spring Pests to Watch Out For
- Carpenter bees. Don’t panic if you see sawdust on the patio. It might not be termites, but carpenter bees. These pests burrow into the wood to lay their eggs, creating perfectly round holes about ¼ inch in diameter. Prevent carpenter bee infestations by painting wooden surfaces in and around your home.
- Termites. Does your home show the signs of a termite infestation? Deal with the problem ASAP, or you may find yourself facing thousands of dollars worth of property damage. Progressive Pest Control uses liquid termite barrier treatments to destroy subterranean termite colonies.
- Moles. Moles may not munch on your garden, but their tunnels destroy the landscape all the same. They eat pests from the soil, burrowing underground and creating hollow tunnels about ten inches below the surface. Signs of mole infestations include surface tunnels, ridges in the yard, and piles of dirt. The Farmer’s Almanac has some good tips for preventing and eliminating mole problems.
- Ants. Do you have ants infesting the yard? At best ants are a nuisance. At worst, they’re a major pain (literally). Fire ants are a common problem in Georgia, and their stings hurt. Liquid treatments and bait traps can help eradicate ant problems in the yard.
- Snakes. As rodents become more active, so do their predators. Snake infestations are common in the spring. They’re often found in wood piles, high grass, and outdoor debris, but can also sneak into the home through small holes near pipes and electrical installations. Snake barriers are the best way to protect your home from an infestation.
Keep your home pest free with bi-annual pest control treatments. Contact Progressive Pest Control to schedule a “kill the bug” guarantee pest control treatment today.