How to Keep Spring Pests at Bay

The warmer weather brought about by spring increases the flurry of activities inside and outside your home. And it is not just the human inhabitants that become inactive; the arrival of spring also means increased activity in common pests. Learn how to keep spring pests at bay.

What are these spring pests that homeowners should watch out for?

Aphids

These small insects can wreak serious havoc in your garden if you fail to contain these. Due to the prolific breeding of these insects, it is highly recommended for homeowners to take immediate action. In small numbers, aphids can be manually eliminated, but once the population of aphids spirals out of control, you may need to apply insecticides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ants

Spring is an opportune time for ants to find new food sources, including those found in your home. Some colonies may be found near your home but it is not unusual for ants to inhabit walls.

Keep these pests at bay by eliminating potential food sources inside your home. Make sure to clear away food from the table and store these inside the refrigerator or in tightly sealed containers.

Bees and Wasps

These insects may sometimes wind their way inside homes during winter. Come spring time, these unwanted guests can become more active.

As much as possible, you should prevent these insects from coming inside your home during winter. If you should spot these insects inside your home, find their nests and apply the necessary treatments.

But instead of killing bees, it is better to simply relocate these due to their invaluable role in nature.

Azalea Lace Bug

The azalea lace bug becomes more active once the weather becomes warmer. Protect your garden from these insects by applying the right type of insecticide.

Thrips

Thrips usually wreak their havoc on gardens during the final leg of spring, attacking fruits, veggies, and light coloured flowers. One sure sign of infestation is the browning of petals and leaves.

Scale

Scale can damage plants in two ways. First, these insects can destroy plants by taking away their food source. Second, the by-product of scales facilitate the growth of mould which robs plants of their ability to photosynthesise.

Scale can be removed manually or through the use of insecticides.

Houseflies

Apart from being a serious nuisance, houseflies can also carry diseases. The best way to keep these pests away from your home is to seal possible entry points.

Fleas

If you have four-legged members of your household, it is imperative to protect them against fleas. Give your pets regular baths and consult your vet about the best flea control measure.

Rodents

Mice and rats can invade homes and cause serious damage inside all year round, including during spring.

The best way to prevent these small mammals from entering your home is finding and sealing all possible entry points.

If you are currently in the middle of a pest invasion, call Jim’s Pest Control on 131 546 or book online for a free, no-obligation quote.

 

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