Pest Control News

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Spring Pests Are Here!

Spring Pests Are Here!

Spring is the time for most pests to begin to emerge. This is usually due to most of them searching for a mate. Even if love is in the air, the last thing you want to deal with is a pest problem. 

Below are some common pest problems that we receive calls about during the spring months;

Cockroaches and Bed Bugs
Cockroaches love warmer weather conditions which is why it is likely you may begin to see them around. They are always on the search for food and water sources. They are extremely adaptable which makes them difficult to treat. They have been around for millions of years and can be very resourceful in residential and commercial locations. They will eat pretty much anything, including each other if necessary. They can go without food for about a month but will only survive without water for a week.
Bed Bugs are also more prevalent during this time of year. This could be for a number of reasons, they like most pests are ready to find a mate. However, more reports of bed bugs are made due to the school holidays and travelling. If you pick up bed bugs in a hotel for example and they survive the journey, they will thoroughly enjoy the lovely environment of your nice warm home.  

Pigeons
Pigeons are on the lookout for a mate at this time of the year. And they are not quiet about it either! Another issue with birds is their poop. They actually harbour a number of diseases in themselves but also their droppings. This can cause serious health issues if not dealt with and handled correctly by a professional. 

Clothes Moths
It is the time to start getting out the Spring/Summer wardrobe as the weather starts to warm up. If you find holes in your clothes, that means you have a moth problem! It is not actually the adult moths that make these holes but rather the larvae. It is most likely that they would have been present when the clothes where packed away, which is why it is suggested that clothes are washed on a high heat, dried and placed in sealed containers to best combat these pests.

Bees and Wasps
You will see many insects beginning to emerge now. It is mating season after all. Bees and wasps are also beginning to search for food sources. Whilst bees are attracted to pollen and nectar, wasps like anything sweet! Both these insects can sting you so if you do come across them, it is best practice to leave them be if possible. They will become aggressive if they feel you are a threat to them or their nest. 

If you think you have any of these pest problems mentioned above, please do not hesitate to give us a call!