Common Spring Pests | Allgood Pest Solutions
Have you noticed that pests start to get worse here in Atlanta as spring temperatures warm up? Have you seen wasps buzzing around your windows or hanging out near the sliding glass doors on your balcony? Have you seen winged insects crawling around on your exterior walls? Are you hearing bumps and scratching in your walls? It isn’t surprising. Spring is when many creatures start to become more active. But, before you try to seal up your walls in preparation for a spring invasion, there is something you should know. Many of those pests aren’t invading. They were already inside your home.
While spring is the best time of year to see termite swarmers, those winged insects are probably not new to the neighborhood. Termite swarms don’t travel far or last long. If you’re seeing them on your exterior walls, it is likely that you already have a mature infestation in your home or on your property.
When the temperatures here in Atlanta warm up, you may see winged carpenter ants walking around on your exteriors walls. If you’re thinking you can vacuum them up and you’ll be safe, you may want to think again. Carpenter ant swarmers, just like those termites swarmers, are a warning sign of a current infestation. It is also a warning that the mature nest on your property is about to multiply.
If you start to hear bumping and scraping in your walls, you may be tempted to think that the spring weather is responsible for allowing mice to get into your walls. But those mice could have been in your house all winter long. Mice live as close to their food source as possible. If they have a nest in your pantry wall, you wouldn’t hear them just before bedtime, bumping through your walls. But spring temperatures outside may invite those mice to find a route to go in and out of your home. Sadly, those mice are not likely to leave and never come back. Most mice prefer to live with humans. While they’ll step out to go look for more food options, they won’t be gone long.
These stinging pests are another common spring pest that probably spent the winter in your home. Wasp queens overwinter in eaves, soffits, and under the “bark” of our homes. In spring, they emerge to find a place to create a nest. And where do you think they’re going to make their nest? That’s right. On your home.
It is spring in Atlanta. Get your home ready for invading pests with help from Allgood Pest Solutions. When it comes to controlling pests, we have the solution.
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