As the weather warms up, pests will be coming out of hiding. Take a look at a few of these bugs to watch out for this spring.
Boxelder bugs are harmless, but still pretty annoying to have around. At the weather gets warmer, they become more active and if they’ve spent the winter in your walls or attic, they will find their way into your living space.
Ants come out of hiding in spring because hibernation is over and food becomes more abundant. Ants seek shelter in your home to escape the hot sun and spring rain. Once ants find crumbs to munch on, they will continue to return and will even leave scent paths for other ants to follow.
Ticks are most active from mid-March to mid-May and from mid-August to November. Ticks are already a big problem in the Midwest this year. Be sure to Protect your family from these hitchhikers that don’t just suck blood, but also spread disease.
Spiders come out to play in spring because their prey is also out and about. Spiders love areas that go undisturbed, like your attic, but they’ll venture out this time of year in search of food.
House centipedes are also drawn out by food. They eat spiders, which means they are also quite common in springtime. They like places with moisture, like bathroom sinks or bathtubs, so keep a careful eye on those areas.
If you want a professional to make sure your home is pest proof this spring, contact an expert from K&C Pest Control by calling (920) 582-9000.