Spring is a wonderful time of year. Warmer temperatures and blooming flowers make you want to spend every spare minute outdoors enjoying nature. If you haven’t taken steps to prevent springtime pests, however, you may find that spending time in your yard is rather unpleasant. Here’s how to keep your Denton home pest free this spring.
What Pests to Look Out For and How to Prevent Them
Spring brings a lot of different pests to our yards. The following are just three of the ones you’ll want to be aware of.
Mosquitoes lay eggs before dying off in the fall. Once the weather warms and water covers the eggs, they’ll hatch. If you don’t take steps to prevent mosquitoes, you’ll find your yard a very unpleasant place to spend time.
The best way to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property is to eliminate as much moisture around your yard as possible. Look for low spots that collect water on your lawn. Unclog gutters. Check toys, swing sets, and planter pots for pooled water.
Stinging insects, such as wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets, can be dangerous to have around. Only the queen survives the winter. In the spring she gets to work building a new nest and laying eggs.
If you find the queen early enough in the season, you can get rid of her and a partially built nest before the colony can be established. However, if you find an already completed nest, leave it alone, as stinging insects are very aggressive when threatened.
Spring is often the only time of year you’ll have a chance to see termites out in the open. This is when swarmer termites come out to mate. These termites have wings that they discard after mating. If you see a termite swarm or their discarded wings, it means that there’s already an established termite colony somewhere nearby and more colonies that are about to be built.
The Best Way to Keep Your Denton Home Pest-Free This Spring
While DIY preventative measures can cut down on mosquitoes and sometimes stinging insects, the best thing you can do to keep your yard pest-free is to get the protection of professional pest control.
Termites often go unnoticed until they have done a lot of damage to your home. Stinging insects can cause painful (and dangerous if you’re allergic) stings, and mosquitoes are impossible to completely eliminate on your own.
Whether you want one-time treatments or year-round protection, the professional pest control options offered by Adams Exterminating Company have you covered. We can eliminate nearly all the mosquitoes in your yard
, rid your property of stinging insect nests, and make sure your home stays termite-free. Give Adams a call today to learn more about the pest control treatments that are right for you.