Summertime is HERE! That means beach trips, lake days, sun, and sand. It also means more bugs! But Why? Bugs are poikilothermic or better known as cold-blooded. They are more active and productive during the warmer months. While all of this is natural and to be expected you don’t have to accept the inevitable life cycle inside of your home. There are many things you can do to prepare and prevent. The most important step would be to schedule with us for diagnosing and finding resolutions for any pest issues, whether they be existing issues or just a preemptive measure.
Here are a handful of the most common pests that thrive in the summertime
Annoying isn’t the only word we would use to describe these guys. They are also considered the deadliest insect in the world. They are responsible for carrying and spreading many different diseases and arbovirus (virus transmitted by bugs). Mosquitoes lay their eggs on the surface of water. Texas has an abundance of ponds, lakes, and streams. So, we are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can ingest different blood borne pathogens from one host and transfer to another. Maybe just a little scary, right? They are also responsible for the transmission of malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, West Nile, Dengue Fever, Filariasis & Zika. Let’s work to get this under control for the sake of your families health.
These guys aren’t deadly unless you are allergic. They live in highly organized colonies. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on Earth. Who run the world? Ants do. They are capable of damaging crops and invading buildings. Specifically the Red Fire Ant is considered especially invasive. So if you notice these very intelligent but bothersome creatures crawling one by one into a kitchen window, a bathroom counter, or even invading through an outlet in your home, give us a call.
If you have pets or live next-door to someone who does, these can cause you a world of irritation. A flea infestation can be painful for your pets and even the humans in the home. Fleas can hop 50 times their body length. The Bubonic Plague was actually brought about by fleas. Let us protect your family all the way down to the furry members.
These guys love the humidity almost as much as they love blood. They are vectors for many serious illnesses and diseases that affect humans and other animals. From Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever & Boutonneuse Fever to Lyme disease, Babeosis & more, these monsters are implicated as the transmitters for so many serious conditions. It is of great importance to protect your family from these pests.
We know how quickly these issues can arise and we also know how stressful they can be. Give us a call today and take advantage of the services that we offer to protect your home and family from unwanted and uninvited pests this summer.