Spring Time Pests to Look Out For
If you’re happy to see the warmer weather here at last, then it’s time to dig out those sunglasses and put away your winter coat… because the days are getting longer, the skies are getting brighter and summer is well on its way. Sort of; if we keep saying it, it has to come true, eventually.
However, along with the slightly warmer weather and the prospect of daylight in the evenings come the pests. Yep, we might love the nicer weather, but so do the insects, flies and other creepy crawly pests that like to invade our homes. So, while we start thinking about swapping our winter wardrobe for less layered alternatives while dusting off the BBQ in preparation for summer, we need also to be prepared for the insects that creep us out.
If you have a problem with pest control in your neighbourhood, whether this is North London, East, South, West or Central – we are here to help.
The best way to avoid pest infestations is to give your home a thorough once-over, including the garden as this is where many insects originate. Some of the most frequent springtime pests to look out for are wasps, ants and flies.
Prepare for Wasps
If you see one wasp, you can guarantee that there will be another one lurking around somewhere. If you see a dozen or more, there may be a nest nearby which can be dangerous, especially if someone in your family has an allergy. If you suspect a wasp nest, please contact your local pest control team in London.
Wasps are attracted to sweet, sugary things as their food source, so ensure you clean thoroughly to prevent attracting wasps. Wasps are known to be angry and aggressive, however, when provoked. Unfortunately, many people are scared of wasps and their quick movements appear aggressive to wasps, making them more likely to sting.
Prepare for Ants
Ants are one the most common garden insects that will happily go about their business undisturbed. However, if they choose to make a nest in your garden – or worse, your home, then you could be in for some trouble. Many species of ant-bite which can be unpleasant. Similarly, if they are in your home, it can be difficult to control them as you don’t always know where they are coming from.
If you have a problem with ants this year, please contact pest control for a quick and easy solution to your problem.
Prepare for Flies
In warmer weather, food and drink, rubbish and bins can be harder to maintain, which attracts flies. Flies can carry bacteria and germs, so if you see them in your kitchen, it is important to be vigilant with your food and surfaces. Don’t leave pet food uncovered, and ensure your bins are thoroughly cleaned. If left long enough, rubbish and flies in warmer weather can equal maggots – which means even more flies!
If you spot a swarm of flies in your garden, it is always worth checking with a pest control team to determine the root cause, sooner rather than later.
Of course, there are many other pests to be wary of that can be just as troubling. If you have an issue with Pest Control in London, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.