All across Texas, September proves to be a month of pest issues. As we inch closer to fall the biological clocks of pests are sounding an alarm that winder is coming. For insects, the extra warm weather has been a boon. For rodents, there availability of food means that their population is well supported. Spiders, snakes, and other pests that prey on rodents and insects are also feeling the good vibes. So what’s on the pest radar for September?
- Biting Flies – Deer and horse fly are very active and eager to feed on warm blood. Black flies especially are prevalent this time of year. Biting flies hunt by vision and they track movement which is how they always find you.
- Rodents – Rodents include tree and ground squirrels along with mice, rice, gophers and voles. Squirrels in high gear this time of year building nests and storing food. Rat and mice population are at a high after a plentiful season and the warmer weather means more broods. Ground squirrels are one of the most destructive pets, but rodents in general are bad news for property owners.
- Bed Bugs – After all the traveling people did this summer and now that the kids are back in school and life settles down, you might discover an uninvited guest – Bed bugs. Bed bugs are spread from person to person and house to house by humans. Motels, hotels, and even the ritziest place can have bed bugs. All that visiting family might be harboring in an infestation too and not even know it.
- Hymenoptera – Bees, Wasps, and Ants – All populations are peaking and carpenter bees, wild honey bees, wasps, and all those ants are looking for food, place to build nests, and willing to defend their space.
September is a big month for pest control. If your home is under siege reach out to our professional team. We offer affordable and quality pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.