Insects may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about spring or summer. Instead you may picture flowers blooming, trees and bushes gaining a lovely dress of leaves that covers their bare limbs from winter, the laughter and energy of people enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, gardens, outdoor sports beginning again, and a variety of animals waking up from their hibernation nap. But it is not just animals that hibernate. Insects hibernate too, and the ones that emerge to breed in the spring / summer are not as cute and friendly as some of the animals.
A lot of these waking insects include the pests and nuisances that can make our lives miserable if they get inside of homes or businesses. These include both German and Australian cockroaches, Red Back spiders, wasps, fleas, and foreign bees to name a few. This is a good time to not only clean out the inside of your home, but to also clean the outside as well, and make sure you are not putting out a welcome mat for these pests. Remember to keep kitchens and floors free from food particles, check and make sure your pantry storage is secure and not enticing to bugs, make sure there isn’t standing water for mosquitos, keep household rubbish both inside and outside emptied regularly with garbage well-tied in bags, don’t leave dirty dishes out overnight, and keep your trees pruned regularly to prevent a lot of spider webs.
In addition to insects becoming more active, also keep an eye out for rodents, and make sure you’re not inviting them inside either. Rodents are active all year round, not just in spring, but warmer temperatures encourage them to move about more freely in search of food and nesting sites. You may hear them running around in your roof, looking for wall cavities that they can get into. Check your property inside and out for small holes that rodents may use to get inside. Remember all they need is a thumb sized space for rats, and a pinky sized space for mice! As with other pests, keeping a clean environment and getting rid of any possible food or water sources helps to prevent an infestation.
At Wilson’s Pest Control we provide rodent baits that once ingested by the rodent and should your pet the dog or cat ingest the rodent there is no secondary poisoning. That is why it is important to discuss your pest service with your technician and ask the many question you have concerns about.
Spring/Summer are wonderful seasons to enjoy, for both humans and nature. Let’s do our part to make sure that we aren’t encouraging insects and rodents to move into our homes or businesses. Want to know more about a specific pest? Check out our blog posts on pests such as German cockroaches, dust mites, fleas, rodents, Indian meal moths, fruit flies, spiders, termites, book lice, and more. And as always, if you have any questions, we’re happy to help. Give us a call at 0451 590 398. We provide quality pest control services in Castle Hill & Blacktown area.