Why are there so Many Bugs & Pests in My House During the Summer in Lakeway, TX?

With the summer comes great times. Outdoor activities are in full swing, people are soaking in some sunshine, days are longer, vacations are planned, and the summer adventures are beginning. But with so much enchantment, one should expect a little bit of unpleasant setbacks. That’s where the Texas pests of summer come out to throw some flies in the ointment, pun completely intended. A-Tex Pest Management share some informative tips about summer pests to get you better prepared

House Flies

Where there are several species of flies more active in the summer, house flies are the most common found in your home. House flies don’t bite humans, but their presence is more than a nuisance. House flies can spread diseases and parasites in addition to their annoying habits. They contaminate any food or surfaces they encounter, and though they are easily dealt with fly traps and swatters, once they weasel their way into your home, the flies seem endless.

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown recluse spiders are brown with a distinctive violin-shape marking on their backs. They are one of the few venomous spiders, though very few incidences were fatal. In the most fatalities documented due to the bite of a brown recluse spider, most of them were children under the age of 7. They are not aggressive, but will bite out of fear if they feel they are being threatened. If they wander into your home, they seek dark, dry and undisturbed environments. They may seem more active in the summer after the spring cleaning disturbances or areas not typically encountered.


Termites are very destructive. They consume wood and cellulose materials and have been known to cause millions of dollars worth damage a year throughout the country. Though termites are never dormant, they are more notably seen in the summer months. In the summer, the swarmers, or termites capable of reproduction will leave the colony with the use of their wings, and find new colonies to build, when they find their preferred spot, they will shed their wings and begin forming the colony. If you spy swarmers, it indicates there is another colony not too far away, and you need professional help as soon as possible to cease the termite damage.

Fire Ants

Fire ants favor warm and sunny conditions, which is abundant during Texas summers. They are usually found out in the yard, creating large mounds with wild activity. If they show up in your home, it is usually in an attempt to locate food. Fire ants eat anything, from veggies to fruits, to meats and sweets and even greasy foods, fire ants will feast on nearly anything, including other insects and animals. They are very aggressive in protecting their nests, and will bite repeatedly causing fierce stabs. Though there bites can cause an initial feeling of pain, and sometimes accompanied by a stinging itch, they are not venomous. However, like a bee sting, some people can be allergic and allergies can vary from mild, to moderate to severe, if you suspect an allergic reaction, play it safe and seek medical treatment.

Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas

No matter the types of summer pests plaguing your home or yard, A-Tex Pest Management can rescue the day and exterminate any infestation you might discover. With our regular maintenance routine, we can also greatly minimize the pests invading your home. Call us today!

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