Pests to Look out for Each Season

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Pests are a nuance no matter where you live. From ants and spiders to rodents and bats, pests find their way indoors throughout the year in search of food and shelter. It’s why year-round pest control treatments are recommended. If it’s not ants you’re dealing with, it’s termites or rodents. Certain pests tend to be more of a problem during specific seasons, which is why today on the blog, Murfreesboro pest control company Ameri Care shares what pests to look out for each season.


Right now is when we experience an influx of rodents, including the common house mouse and rats. As soon as winter hits, seeds in fields begin drying up or hoarded by other pests, and rodents start making their way indoors to seek food and shelter. They can enter your home through openings as tiny as a dime! Mice can destroy your belongings, spread diseases, and have been known to cause house fires due to chewing through electrical wiring. Other pests found in homes from October to January are spiders, scorpions, and crickets. By February, cockroaches and cluster flies may become a problem for homeowners.


March officially kicks off termite swarming season, which could last a couple of months. Here in Murfreesboro and other parts of Middle Tennessee, we deal with subterranean termites, which remain active all year long. But early spring is when they start emerging and are more likely to be discovered. Spring also brings the dawning of ants, fleas, and ticks. It’s time to start preparing now on how to prevent these pests from infiltrating your home or business. Also, pantry pests tend to be a nuisance in March and April, so be sure to keep items in your pantry properly sealed.


By the time the summer heat settles in, many homeowners complain of ongoing ant problems and swarming, stinging insects like wasps, bees, and hornets. While stinging insects generally are not threatening unless provoked, many people just don’t like them or may be allergic to their sting. Also, ants can be a real problem for homeowners, as they can ruin food in your pantry or cabinets, and some species may bite.


Many people are under the impression that bugs “go away” as temperatures settle. But that’s not the case. Many pests may go into dormancy, while others are still hard at work. It’s just that you don’t see them as often during the winter. That’s where the real problem starts. Some pests can ruin food, clothes, and even your home’s structure by eating holes in it, or their feces could cause irreversible damage. While an occasional spider may not be enough to make your skin crawl, some pests like cockroaches and mice are known to carry and spread diseases to humans.

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