Spring is just around the corner and fluctuations in temperature encourage rain, plant growth, new beginnings and spring cleaning. We are excited to celebrate the arrival of Myrtle Beach’s unpredictable winter and the return of the sun, vitamin D, as well as the end of the cold. We are enjoying the wonderful effects of spring but the pests are also enjoying them. Spring pest control is therefore very important.
The spring pests are flying (or jumping) for joy as the season approaches. Many pests such as termites, ants, termites and spiders will begin to emerge from hibernation as the temperatures rise. This is the best time to ensure your home is pest-free during the warmer months.
It’s crucial to prepare your home for spring and fight pests after winter. Below, you will find information about the most common spring pests and some pest control Myrtle Beach tips to avoid them.
PEST CONTROL TIPS: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SPRING PESTS DURING SPRING?
Carpenter ants seek shelter and food when the sun shines. Carpenter ants can cause structural damage to your house because they build colonies in walls. Carpenter ants can travel long distances to search for food. You may hear rustling in the walls or woodwork if you have an infestation. Wood shavings may be found underneath wooden items.
WHERE DO CARPENTER-ANTS ENTER MY HOME?
- Cracks in your house
- Attic Vents
- Telephone Lines
- Electric Wires
You can hire a pest control specialist to get rid of your ant problem. We will identify the problem and take steps to eliminate any ants that are causing damage to your house. We can also help you prevent future infestations, so that you don’t have to worry.
Itchy and irritating mosquito bites can make your skin very red. It is not only the itching that you should be concerned about. Mosquito-borne diseases can make your family and pets very sick. Spring is the best time to combat mosquitoes and take back your yard. Mozzies can persist into October depending on the season. Professional mosquito treatments can be tailored to your business or home. Check out our blog for more information on how to kill mosquitos.
CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING MOSQUITO SPRING CONTROL TIPS TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES:
- Eliminate all standing water sources
- Keep lawn mowed and trim shrubs
- Clear away yard debris
Termites, wood-eating insects, are well-known for their gluttonous appetites. Termites usually swarm at the beginning of spring or after a rainfall. However, not all termites will swarm simultaneously. In short, termites can do a lot of damage and cause severe damage. These pests often find a home in your family’s beloved house or business and become a meal.
8 SIGNS A TERMITE INFESTATION
- Termite mounds
- Wood with hollow-sounding properties
- A few pieces of debris
- Ceilings or floors that are too low
- Exterior walls with mud tubes
- Any type of structure can be ruined by the splintering wood
- Wood surfaces with cracked or distorted paint
- “Swarmers” are groups of winged insects (or discarded wings).
Although rats can be active all year, spring breeding occurs in April-June and October-November. Rats can pose a problem for homeowners as well as business owners. Rats can be a nuisance and a problem for homeowners and business owners. They can transmit and harbor a variety of diseases.
Rat Control Tips
- You should inspect the exterior of your home for any holes or cracks the size of a quarter.
- To eliminate gaps, install metal weather stripping underneath doors.
- Always cover garbage cans.