In summertime the pests are abundant-multiplying like crazy as the weather warms. Here are some of the many summer pests that can become problems.
Stinging and Biting Pests: Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow jackets, Scorpions, and certain ants and spiders pack stings that can be painful and even dangerous. Other pests suck our blood, usually without us knowing it while it is happening. These include Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, biting Gnats and flies. Bed Bugs are nightmarish bloodsuckers that have returned with a vengeance, after being free of them for decades.
Food Contaminating: Stored food moths and beetles find their way into many foods we keep for our pets or ourselves. Cockroaches, ants, flies, rats, and mice can be problems anywhere food is stored, cooked, or served- and often throughout our homes. Watch your pet food to make sure your aren’t feeding bugs or other creatures at night.
Fabric Damaging Pests: Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles favor woold, but also damage other fabrics. Silverfish, crickets and other pests will occasionally damage fabrics as well as papers.
Wood Destroying Pests: Termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, and decay fungi all eat wood for food. Carpenter Ants chew into wood to create space for their expanding colonies. Either way, these pests cause serious damage.
Occasional Invaders: Hundreds of different pests may invade a home occasionally, and just be nuisance and cleanup problem, or even cause allergic reactions. With out professional services, you can enjoy a great, pest-free summer!