With a new year comes the same pests. Springtime is when pests start to leave their nest in search of food. All of the springtime rain makes your house even more inviting to pests like ants, millipedes, and centipedes.
As the weather begins to cool, spiders and mice may make their way into your home in search of warmth and food.
The warm summer days make some pests as happy as they make us! The population of mosquitos, bees, and ants are at their highest in the summertime due to it being peak breeding time for them.
Once the winter months hit, mice and rats scurry their way in your home to keep warm and find food. This can be damaging to your home and can also cause food contamination!
Mosquitoes are small pests but their impact is big! The most common mosquitoes in Virginia are the yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito. They can spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and more! The easiest way to prevent mosquitoes from spreading these diseases is by removing standing water from around your home. Water is where where their eggs are laid and the larvae develop. Make sure to empty containers such as flower pots, pool and lawn mower covers, and baby pools on a weekly basis, and especially after rainstorms. Keeping your lawn mowed can help reduce the places for mosquitoes to live as well. When spending time outside, be sure to wear long sleeves, pants, and insect repellent to protect your skin from mosquito bites.
A mosquito control program by a pest control professional is the best way to combat the mosquito population! Call us today to schedule your first treatment!