Spring is coming soon and with it will the Insects
Most insects thrive in warm, hot, and humid conditions. This spring and summer, watch out for insects that can not only be a nuisance, but also quickly infest your entire home. Here are three types of insects commonly seen in spring and summer that should be eradicated by a San Antonio pest control professional.
Mosquitoes breed and lay eggs in any standing water they can find. Watch out for these flying insects, not only because their bite is uncomfortable, but also because they have the potential to spread disease. Some mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever. Hire a professional if you have a serious mosquito problem. Exterminators will eliminate breeding sites that are active or potentially active and will apply material treatments to areas where adult mosquitoes congregate.
Ants thrive in the summertime. They can enter your home through small cracks and feed themselves and their colony with crumbs, unsealed food, and unwashed dishes. Ant colonies’ members number in the thousands and can overrun a kitchen in a short amount of time. Extermination services will detect and treat possible entry points and eliminate the entire ant colony.
Termites move into the soil in the winter to avoid the cold. Once spring and summer temperatures reheat the soil, they move back up to find food. These pests prefer food-rich places to colonize, especially near ample amounts of wood found in the structure of a home. You should take immediate action if you detect signs of termite damage. Damaged or infected wood should be replaced or treated, and the termite colony should be eliminated by a pest control service.
Call our San Antonio Pest Control this spring and summer if you have problems with bed bugs, ants, or termites in Cincinnati. Since 1934, we’ve continued to offer Cincinnati residents our quality, dependable extermination services and a dedication to results. Call us today for more information.
Odorous ants got their name from the rotten coconut smell they emit when stepped on. These small ants are numerous and often establish colonies in concealed areas. Because some DIY methods may actually encourage colony growth, call a pest control company to eliminate your odorous ant problem right away.
DIY Spraying May Make Matters Worse
Trying to rid your home of odorous ants with an over-the-counter residual spray or dust could actually worsen your infestation. These sprays often overstress odorous house ants without killing them, leading them to instinctively split up and establish sub-colonies in other areas of your home.
Exterminators Wipe Out the Entire Colony
Female odorous ants lay one egg a day and the average colony ranges between 100 and 10,000 members. The hatchlings reach adulthood in less than a month and their adult counterparts live several years. They’re smaller than other common ants and like to nest in hard-to-reach or concealed locations in crawlspaces, underneath carpets, near heaters, and even beneath floors. For these reasons, the heart of their nest may be hard to find, unless you’re a professional.
Odorous Ants May Contaminate Food
Indoors or out, odorous ants forage for food 24 hours a day. In nature, they prefer the sweet taste of honeydew. They commonly move indoors when their food supply is distressed by seasonably colder weather. Once indoors, they’ll expand their diet to sugary foods, vegetables, fruits, and even meat. These food preferences lead some colonies to set up house in pantries or cupboards. The waste they leave behind after eating can contaminate the food you eat.
Pest Control of San Antonio offers homeowners struggling with ant problems our Target Pest program, a service that targets specific pests with a one-time, guaranteed service. Contact us today if you have a pest control problem in your home.