There aren’t too many places you can travel to where insects and other pests are not an issue. The Arctic and Antarctica are probably the best you can do as most pests can’t survive the frigid temperatures. Where pests don’t necessarily abide by manmade border lines, you can only know the pests are more concentrated in certain areas. Also keep in mind, critters are easily transported intentionally or unintentionally which causes bugs to be found throughout the world. Generally, pests have 3 main problems, and sometimes even a combination, they are; A) Destructive, B) Harmful, C) Repulsive. Though some pests play a validated beneficial role, others can cause destruction to homes and commercial buildings and personal property, deliver venomous bites, induce allergies, or spread germs, bacteria, diseases and viruses, and finally give people heebie-jeebies with their grotesque appearance and freaky movements. Today, we at A-Tex Pest Management would like to take a closer look at the more common but harmful insects in Greater Austin, Texas.
Do Spiders Come Out in the Spring?
With the increase in warm weather and longer days, spring brings with it a fresh group of spiders trying to get into your home. As the weather gets warmer the female spiders that hid throughout the winter start to emerge and lay their eggs for the upcoming season. Though there many species of spiders doing spider things in Texas, there are really only two you need to be cautious about. Brown recluse spiders and black widows spiders will only bite if they feel threatened without an escape, or protecting their eggs sac. If bitten by either spider, it is recommended you seek medical care to help alleviate the symptoms.
Do Mosquitoes Come Out in the Spring?
Mosquito season starts slowly in the spring, peaks in the summer, and tapers off into fall. Texas summers have been known to have mosquito problems. They have quite a knack for ruining outdoor events. When they chose you as a host, you will feel the itchy red marks, but those irritating bites are the least of your worries. Mosquitoes have been known to infect people with diseases and viruses. Depending on the symptoms, medical care may not be needed, but if you notice any signs of illness, you should see a doctor to ensure that the mosquito didn’t leave any serious tokens of remembrance behind.
Are Ticks More Active in Spring?
Another blood sucker, but this one an arachnid, ticks are not at all picky about where they get sustenance; any warm-blooded animal is just fine. Ticks aren’t fliers, nor can they jump, but their climbing abilities are remarkable. If they are not already attached to a delicious host, they will patiently wait upon tall grass to grab onto a suitable meal source that they can grab hold of. Dog ticks and deer ticks are the most notable, especially in spring and summer months. These ticks are responsible for infecting hikers and other people they come into contact with Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These illnesses can have serious long term effects, and if left untreated, can be fatal. Although some tick species prefer warmer temperatures and are more active during spring and summer months, others remain active year round.
Do Bees Come Out in Spring?
After hibernating over the winter, bees awaken in warmer weather and the flowering of plants in time to collect pollen and nectar. Honeybees are plentiful throughout Texas and they are beneficial, pollinating plants. The honeybees are not extremely harmful, only able to sting once and die soon thereafter. One sting isn’t usually a concern but if you stumble across their hive and get stung multiple times or those with allergies to bee stings will likely need emergency medical care. The real concern is the wasps and hornets that can attack multiple times and leave you riddles in pain.
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