What to Expect with Upcoming Spring Pests

By Website Admin | February 22, 2019

When spring arrives, it brings with it a number of long-awaited changes. The days get warmer and longer, plants start to sprout, and everyone is subjected to a bit more sunshine. But, you know the old saying, “You’ve got to take the good with the bad?” While spring brings the warmth and sunshine, it also brings any number of pests.

Here in New Hampshire, spotting a robin in your yard is considered a sign that spring has officially sprung. Unfortunately, pest infestations can give you the same forecast and some of our biggest local culprits are ants, and wasps and bees.

Ants
If you’ve seen a few ants scuttling around on the floor, they could be just having a look around. However, they might be the sign of a larger ant infestation. As ants are most active during sundown, do pay particular attention for signs of ant activity during these hours. If you’re seeing large numbers of live ants, then you may well have a problem. If you find them in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food, then you need to do something about it fast. Ant trails in and out of your home or premises are another sign. Some ant species will lay down a pheromone trail to a food source. This trail leads other ants from the colony to the food source. A nest site can look like a small pile of soil or dirt. Some species of ant like to make their home in walls or other quiet, dark places, which are more difficult to spot.

Bees and Wasps
Being stung by a wasp, yellow jacket, hornet or bee is a painful experience and can be life-threatening to anyone who may be allergic to stings. However, it is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasp nests or beehives are properly managed. If a colony of bees builds a hive around your property, or you locate a nearby wasp nest, any outdoor activities such as children playing in the yard or mowing the lawn can be seen as aggression, and stings can occur.

603 Pest Control offers a Site Inspection to assess the source of attraction, breeding site, level of infestation, and to identify the bee, wasp or even hornet species. Our licensed technicians can offer effective, targeted bee, wasp, and hornet control solutions tailored to your requirements.

Our 603 Pest Control Service Technicians also offer methods of ant control that are targeted to specific species. They can solve the problem quickly and, needless to say, they’re perfectly safe for your family and pets. Call us now at 603 Pest Control at (603) 210-2773 or send us a message for a pest consultation.

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