Spring Pests in Georgia
Spring Pests in Georgia
Spring in Georgia is beautiful, but each new season brings new pests. Warmer months in the Southeast boast especially appealing weather for bugs, rodents, and wildlife of all kinds. That’s why pest-proofing your home is critical to do ahead of time. Here are common warm-weather pests and what you should do to prevent them from ruining your spring.
- Mosquitos: These notorious spring and summer party crashers severely limit your enjoyment of your yard. During the warmer months, when your family and pets are outside the most, so are mosquitoes. But mosquitoes aren’t just annoying–they’re outright dangerous to you, your family, and your pets. Mosquitoes pose a significant health threat, carrying diseases like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis, which can be transmitted through a single bite. That’s what makes mosquito prevention so important! If mosquitoes prevent your family from enjoying your outdoor space, it’s time to call Bug House. Bug House’s advanced outdoor mosquito treatments deliver an immediate, effective counter-attack on mosquitoes so you can reclaim your outdoor space.
- Cockroaches: Roaches are common in warm, humid environments like Georgia. They breed rapidly and can quickly infest your space. Cockroaches aren’t just gross either–they’re a serious health hazard. They carry germs and bacteria, spread diseases, and worsen asthma and allergies. The sooner you eliminate these pests, the happier and healthier you’ll be. Scheduling regular pest control service is the most effective way to prevent future pest problems of any kind. Our exterminators have commercial-grade products, professional equipment, and the expertise to eliminate roaches from your home quickly and effectively.
- Bees, Hornets, and Wasps: While they’re not always dangerous, bees, hornets, and wasps have nasty stinging capabilities. While these insects, especially bees, are crucial to our environment, nobody wants a nest near their home. These buzzing pests seek out water during the summer season, so covering pools and emptying bird baths will reduce their presence around your home. Their nests are usually isolated and harmless to humans. In some cases, however, the location of nests poses the threat of multiple sting occurrences, which can be deadly for those with severe allergies. In these instances, insecticides can eliminate small nests, while larger nests require the expertise of pest control pros.
- Ants: From fire ants to carpenter ants, colonies start to thrive in early spring, leading to summer swarms when some ants leave the colony to start new ones. Ants are annoying insects that bite, leaving irritated, itchy marks. They can also cause significant damage to electrical equipment and wiring, especially if it’s something left out, like a lawnmower. They love warm weather and build their colonies outside. Try store-bought ant killer in your yard if you’re concerned, but, as always, hiring a professional is the best route to avoid dealing with poisons.
- Termites: Termites thrive in heat and humidity, and they multiply quickly during the warmer months in Georgia. And these bugs aren’t just pesky–they destroy the structural integrity of your home if given the opportunity. Termites live in social groups, working together to damage any and all accessible wooden structures in your home. Sealing crevices with paint and installing bug screens over vents can help prevent termites from entering–and literally eating–your home.
- Ticks: Like many of the pests on this list, ticks thrive on your blood. They hang out in tall grass, waiting to feed. Like mosquitoes, though, they carry more than hunger—ticks are host to many, often severe, diseases. Wear long pants and socks and stay out of overgrown areas outside to lessen opportunities for ticks to latch onto your skin.
Pest Treatment in Georgia Homes
Pest treatment is a reactive mitigator of existing infestations. For example, if you notice ants in your home, you would call the experts at Bug House to perform reactive pest control services. Your Bug House technician would treat the infestation by applying pesticides to control or eliminate the infestation in and around your home. Pest treatment is a tactical-level approach to an immediate pest issue
Prevent Georgia Pests
Pest prevention is defined by what you–the homeowner–do to avoid infestations before they happen. We’ve already discussed how DIY pest control can be a bad idea. On the prevention side, however, you are your home’s first line of defense against future infestations. Implementing pest prevention methods in your home can look like:
Pest prevention requires a greater investment from your household on the front end, but these habits greatly reduce your chances of infestation and costly treatment. Even if acute infestations occur, they are more manageable with preventive measures in place.
A Successful Dual Approach
Your approach to pest control should have both preventive and reactive components to keep your home pest-free. A good pest control program may start with a reactive treatment after discovering bugs in your home. However, It’s typically more difficult to eliminate an infestation after it has already taken hold rather than preventing it on the front end. Reacting to the situation is insufficient; it’s critical to continue preventive measures to avoid new infestations.
Bug House Has Your Back
When you search for a reliable team to manage pests in and around your home, call the experts at Bug House. Our experts are always ready to get to the bottom of your pest problems and help you kickstart an effective, long-term solution for your home. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve Bug House customers throughout Georgia in Augusta, Carrollton, Columbus, Dublin, Eastman, Forsyth, Lake Oconee, Macon, Madison, McDonough, Milledgeville, Monroe, Sandersville, Savannah, St. Simons, Warner Robins, and Watkinsville.