Summer is the perfect time to start monthly pest control services. This is the time of year when pest populations are at their largest and for homeowners around the Bryan and College Station area, that means more pest encounters.
Snakes Are Out
The warm weather is prime time for snakes and they are actively hunting for prey. Most species of snakes, including the vipers, have a very large area of land that they use for hunting. We’ve had a lot of reports of larger snakes in yards and if you’ve been watching the news you have probably seen the article about the woman in Georgia who just passed away due to complications following a rattlesnake bite. She was only gardening, but it brings home the point that snakes can be anywhere and they are comfortable in yards. If you are weeding your yard, make sure to weedeat in one direction. If you are pulling weeds, be very wary and on guard for snakes as they will lurk in tall grass for rodents. Snakes are also likely to coil up on a doorstep, especially if that step is in the sun. When leaving the house, look before exit.
Snakes & Ants Are Summer Threats
Wasps are another big threat and by the end of summer a wasp colony can be large – over 1,000 wasps. Social wasps are very aggressive and will defend their colony. Nobody needs 1,000 wasps attacking them. In large numbers, wasps can kill small pets and inflict a lot of damage to children and adults.
Fire Ants are another obnoxious pest and by summer their colonies are quite large too. In fact, ants in general are a big year-round pest issue. Ants are difficult to get rid of because most DIY products do not address the colony only the foragers.
Flies and Mosquitoes
Even though it is hot out, the mosquitoes persist and if you are having an outdoor event, such as a BBQ you can expect house flies, wasps, and probably mosquitoes to attend. This is prime biting fly season too and the black flies, deer flies, and horse flies are out in droves. Black flies are common in the Bryan and College Station area.
Biting gnats and other flying pests are very common right now. As summer gardens begin to produce expect fruit flies to invade your homes, too.
The short of it is that every month a new type of pest seems to emerge. As the summer gets going the pest populations grow. With a monthly service plan we help to reduce and eliminate emergency pest situations by addressing pest control before the pests become a problem.
Ongoing pest control services address the changing aspects of pest management that occur each month of the year. It is a proactive approach and works by reducing the number of pests before they become a problem. We also offer emergency pest control services for those unexpected situations, such as a snake sighting.
Reach out to our team for more information about ongoing pest management for Bryan and College Station, Texas.