Spring time is always most looked forward to, especially after a harsh winter and cold temperatures have become unbearable. Warm spring weather provides more opportunities for outdoor activities like picnics, barbeques and baseball games. Here in Texas, spring is also a popular time for a new swarm of insects to come out and attempt to invade your home. There are many different pests that invade homes here in Texas, as our state provides an excellent environment in the spring for many species of insects to thrive. Most of these pests are nothing but a nuisance, some have the potential to spread disease to your family and others may cause structural damage to your home. The best way to defend you, your family and your home from these insects is to hire A-Tex Pest Management to regularly service your home and keep pests away permanently.
Bed Bugs Come Out in the Spring
Bed bugs tend to become a bigger problem in the spring and summer due to the fact that many families travel much more during these times of the year. Bed bugs often crawl into luggage in hotel rooms and hitch a ride back to the travelers home where they begin a new infestation and feed on a new host, which can include you, your family and even your family pet. A-Tex Pest Management is skilled and experienced when it comes to removing bed bugs from your home and keeping them away for good.
Swarming Carpenter Ants & Termites
Carpenter ants are unlike common house ants in that their size is much larger and they are capable of damaging wood within your home in which they nest. Carpenter ants can grow to be larger than half an inch in length and they are typically black in color. Termites range in size from one-eighth of an inch to one inch long. They can vary in shades of white, brown and black, depending on their type and age. Termites are sometimes confused with flying ants because both have wings and antennae. Most carpenter ants and termites are wingless, however during April you may see swarms of flying alates, which are the reproductive members of the colony. If you suspect that your home has fallen victim to a carpenter ant or termite infestation, contact A-Tex Pest Management today.
Are German Cockroaches Active in Spring?
While Texas plays host to many different species of cockroaches, it is the German cockroach that is most common. These cockroaches have wings but cannot fly, however they do have the ability to crawl through very small openings to gain access into your home. Not only are these cockroaches a nuisance, but they have the ability to carry and spread dangerous disease. By spring, German cockroaches stretch out from their winter naps and mature into adults, at which point they immediately continue breeding and proliferating the life cycle of their species. If you are experiencing the presence of cockroaches within your home, contact A-Tex Pest Management immediately.
Pest Inspections, Treatment Control & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
No matter what pest problems you are having at any time of the year; A-Tex Pest Management can handle them. Call us to get started on a custom pest management program today to keep your loved ones safe from pests.