Spring is one season that almost everyone loves. Unfortunately, it is also the time when various pests seek shelter in your house. Once they go inside your house, they hunt for food sources and hide in clutter, spreading diseases in the entire place.
When springtime approaches, you must stay vigilant about a certain group of pests and insects. To prepare yourself, here is a list of the most common of them. If you find or suspect them in your home, call Nampa pest control immediately before they establish an infestation.
Most common pests and insects in spring
Carpenter ants seek food and shelter in your house. When they enter your house, they come in large numbers. Therefore, getting rid of them can be challenging. It is important to detect and get rid of these ants because they can cause significant structural damage to your property.
Ants in small numbers may not be noticeable at first. However, if there is an infestation, you may hear rustling sounds inside the woodwork or within the walls. You may also find piles of wood shavings in the house.
Spiders have been household pests for a long time. Although they do not necessarily mean harm, their presence can make you uncomfortable. Moreover, they can reproduce quickly and establish an infestation. Although most spiders are harmless, there are certain exceptions, including brown recluse and black widow spiders.
Spiders enter your house through gaps between doors, open windows, and utility lines. They are usually drawn to dark environments, like the basement, cellar, crawlspace, or attic.
Boxelders are known for their love for boxelder trees and come out in large numbers during the spring season. You can identify them by their outer appearance. They are mostly covered in dark gray with red stripes.
Interestingly, boxelders in Nampa do not impose a physical threat to humans, unlike the other pests of springtime. However, having them in your house in large numbers is not ideal either. After all, nobody likes to keep insects in their house and leave them to create an infestation.
There is probably no human on earth that likes the sight of a mosquito. They are irritating and itchy. However, it is not only the itch that should concern you but also the deadly diseases they carry and spread so easily. They can make you, your family, and even your pet sick. Here are some tips to prevent mosquitoes at your place.
- Trim shrubs and keep lawn mowed
- Remove all sources of standing water
- Clear away yard debris