Spring is a lovely time of year. As you step outside for a breath of spring air and inspect the house and the yard, take note of signs of pests—the furiously scratching dog, the ants marching along the wall, the fresh wasp nest in the corner of a window frame, or the noticeable termite damage on the porch. You aren't the only one who is enjoying the spring atmosphere!
Termites could be in your home all year round, but they tend to swarm in the spring and are more visible. Termites live in large numbers, so seeing just one of them means that there are plenty more, happily chewing away on the structure of your home. Immediate termite extermination is a must, unless you relish the thought of your house crumbling beneath you.
Ants also live in your home all year round, but they don’t always show themselves until the weather gets warmer. Obviously, they are just trying to avoid the cold weather. But while they hide, they also multiply and can seem to overwhelm your home when the warmer weather hits. Like many other pests, you can help deter ants by keeping your tables and countertops free of food. However, a pest control and termite service can go a long way toward ridding your house of the problem permanently.
It may seem like wasps just invaded your home, but they have probably been lurking all winter. Wasps will hibernate during the cold season and then come out in full force when it warms up. Like you, they want to stretch and feast.
Unfortunately, fleas are always active. That’s why it’s best to treat your pets and home right after the first freeze so you can rid your home of them before winter gets in full swing. When your pets go outside to enjoy the fresh air in the spring, they may bring the fleas in with them since fleas often hide on blades of grass that rub your pet’s belly. They lay eggs in your carpet and furniture and are very difficult to get rid of.
If you have any of these pests or want to do some preventative maintenance so you can enjoy the spring season, contact your South Carolina pest control expert, Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing, at 828.245.2669