Spring Extermination: The Common Visitors and Solutions

Published April 20, 2017

There’s no denying that spring is a wonderful time, which represents the world waking up after hibernating throughout the winter season. However, springtime can also spell the arrival of many creatures in and around our homes, as they too wake up and begin to multiply.

 

When greeted by a sudden hoard of insects or rodents, it can be difficult to know where to start with exterminating these creatures. While enlisting the help of a professional extermination company is a foolproof way of ensuring their total removal and preventing a reoccurrence, there are also many steps that you can take as a homeowner to resolve the issue. We’ve taken a look at some of the most common visitors known to bother households during spring, and the best solutions for tackling their presence:

 

Flies

 

While these are a normal sight within any house, houseflies can be intensely irritating and bring disease-causing pathogens into your home. These are easily combatted with the use of screens on doors and other openings.

 

Rodents

 

As mice and rats come out of their winter hibernation during springtime, you are very likely to see these about. You should always be vigilant when it comes to these species, as they can carry serious diseases and cause vast amounts of damage to your property. A licensed pest control technician tends to be the best route to follow when it comes to tackling mice and rats, as they can be very wily in their ways.

 

Ants

 

While it’s impossible to fully eliminate ants, you can control their presence by identifying their point(s) of access and sealing these up. You can also take the route of pesticides for ants, with many organic and bio-friendly options available.

 

Termites

 

Famed for their ability to disintegrate structures of homes and other buildings, it’s worth taking the time to seek out and tackle termite infestations thoroughly. These invasive insects are easily spotted by swarming or displaced soil, and should generally be tackled by a pest control professional due to their potential for causing long-lasting and expensive damage.

 

While spring is a generally enjoyable time, it is equally a period during which common pests re-emerge and disturb the peace in our homes. Allow yourself to tackle any pest issues quickly and efficiently with Elite Extermination, with a breadth of knowledge and previous experience at your service.