April is a big pest month. As we turn the calendar from winter to spring, we open the door for a myriad of pests. What’s lurking around your Bryan or College Station home in April?
Yes, fly season is upon us. You can expect both indoor and outdoor flies to become pests. The big houseflies are already out and looking for dead things to eat. Indoors, fruit flies and drain flies are becoming active. These small flies are not harmful, but they can overwhelm you in no time. The larger flies do carry disease and you can ingest protozoa, bacteria, and virus from them.
DIY TIP: Check the screens in your windows, and screen doors to make sure they are intact and in good repair. Also check vent screens to make sure they are capable of stopping bigger flies.
Many of the ant species in Texas are emerging. Their food stores are running low and they are looking to restock their larders. This means indoor and outdoor ant issues. As our lawns start to grow again we may well encounter fire ants and new colonies of fire ants are much easier to deal with than are those that are well established.
TIP: Walk around your lawn and yard and look for new infestations. Call our professionals to deal with fire ants quickly and efficiently.
TIP: Pick up pet food and make sure that bits left over are removed quickly. Pet food and scraps of human food are a buffet to ants.
As the weather continues to get warmer, expect to see more wasps too. In the meantime, be on the alert for bedbugs, mosquitoes, and fleas to continue to be ongoing problems. For complete pest control and preventative pest control, reach out to our team. We provide comprehensive pest control solutions throughout the Bryan and College Station community.