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6 Insects To Look Out For This Summer
As an Alabama residents, we are all well aware of the insects that thrive in the hot, humid weather of our beloved state. Here is a re-cap of the pests to keep an eye out for especially they are out of control.
Mosquitoes are among the worst this season with all of the rain we have seen this month. Look around your home for standing water. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in standing water found in around your property and Mosquito control is a must here in Alabama. Removing standing water is just one way you can prevent mosquitoes from taking over and making your summer miserable. More important protect your family from these deadly disease carrying pests. Kill adults by having your yard sprayed and baited for better mosquito control.
Here in Alabama we certainly have our fair share of ants. Ants range from native fire ants to other fire ants species that have been introduced such as red and black fire ants. Let’s not forget carpenter ants. Each species is out and about foraging for food for the colony and if given an opportunity can and will make their way into your home in search of food and water. Keep things tidy and keep in mind that you are inviting pests closer to your home when you leave pet food and water bowls outside. Be proactive and have a professional pest control company spray your home inside and out to prevent an ant invasion.
Fleas live to latch onto our beloved pets, who in turn come back into your home carrying fleas with them. If your pets haven’t been treated, you can be sure fleas now exist in your home making a meal of you and members of your family. A tall tell sign that your pet has fleas is, of course, biting at the skin and constant scratching. Have your pet dipped or put a flea color on them and have a pest control company come to your home and have them perform an indoor pest control treatment for fleas.
Well, we can’t forget ticks. If your pets don’t have fleas, there is the possibility they have ticks. Ticks carry diseases such as Lime Disease, and with the additional hours you and your pets spend in the great outdoors ticks are a real possibility. Lime disease can be serious if left untreated. The best solution is, of course, to check yourself and your pets for ticks.
Termite swarms may be over, but that doesn’t mean that termites aren’t around your home. In the southern states, termites are active in the ground, and the colony is growing. If you see termites, you can expect to see more and more if left untreated. Termite control is imperative, and you must have an active pest control plan in place. Termites can destroy your property by feeding on wood in and around your home. We have found the Sentricon System to be most effective, and Ecopest does provide free estimates to assist you in ridding yourself of this wood destroying organisms.
Well, flies are out in full force just waiting for a chance to enter your home and drive you bonkers. They will enter your home to escape the heat and once inside the problem only worsens. They are now landing on uncovered food, pet food left out, water bowls, etc. What am I getting to here? You’ve seen those little black specks on your windows. It’s fly feces and not only is it on your windows and sills, but it’s also now on that uncovered food, in your pet’s dish, etc. and being consumed by you, your family and pets. If flies are out of control at your home, Ecopest can help.
Hornets and Yellow Jackets are out buzzing around establishing new colonies. These sticking insects are looking for ideal areas for new nests and have been known to take up residence in the exterior walls of homes just like yours. They can be of real concern to families with small children and pets. Hornets and Yellow Jackets can repeatedly sting in defense of their nest. Their stingers don’t fall off when they sting like Honey Bees. You need to rid you home and protect your family. We suggest that you leave stinging insects such as these to the professionals. Especially those with allergies to stings Insects.
If you are experiencing problems with any of these summer pests, contact Ecopest Pest Control. We will provide a free consultation, and a custom pest control treatment plan for you. We can be reached at 256-274-1716.