Insects Active in Spring in Massachusetts!
Many insects that have over wintered become active and swarm. Two primary examples are ants and termites, but they’re not the only pests.
- Moisture is a main component of the spring. Heavy rains, water from snow runoff and rising ground water levels can lead to damp basements.
- Roof leaks, leaky skylights and water leaking around windows are all common places where carpenter ants go to nest in search of water.
- Ground water provides moisture for termites and other crawling insects. As mentioned earlier, termites swarm in spring.
- Carpenter bees are active, taking pollen from shrubs and plants and transporting it back to their nests – drilled, half-inch holes often found on garages and other areas around the home with an accumulation of sawdust and pollen around the hole.