Daylight savings has come and gone, typically indicating the end of the cold winter months. As the pollen starts to fall and the birds start to chirp, it begs the question, “Are the bugs coming back too?” Unfortunately, the spring and summer is not only the favorite season for Floridians but many pests as well. Here are some tips on becoming proactive in preventing an infestation this season.
- Cockroaches thrive in the warm, wet heat that is approaching. They can eat anything that has nutritional value so the most important step is to make sure all surfaces are clean of starch, sugar, grease, and things of the sort. It is important to note that they tend to dwell in dark spaces so seeing a cockroach out in the light may be a sign of a potential infestation.
- You may see more ants than usual in your home as they seek shelter from the hot sun and springtime rain. Being so small, ants typically gain access through cracks in walls, doors, and other crevices in the house. The most effective measure to prevent their entrance is to take a look around your home and caulk up any voids around windows to ensure overall security in your home.
Pest reintroduction into the world post-winter is contingent upon the extremity of frigid temperatures. Due to the variation in weather these past months, pest infestation is not as predictable. It is best to have your home analyzed by a professional so that you are protected this spring season.