If you’re like most people, you probably think of pests as being the bugs that invade your home in the summer. However, there are many pests that can be a problem during other times of the year. In particular, pests that thrive in the winter can cause a lot of damage.
There are many pests that are commonly found during specific seasons. For example, springtime often brings out ticks, while wasps are a common summer pest. In order to protect yourself from these pests and the diseases they may carry, it is important to be aware of their seasonal patterns.
In this blog we’ll discuss:
- Which pests you should look out for throughout the year or during a specific month
- How A1 Exterminators can help you rid your home or office of pests once and for all
2022 Pest Calendar: Which Pests Should You Keep an Eye Out For Throughout The Year?
Pests That Plague Homes & Offices Year Round
Bed Bugs (Year Round)
Bed bugs are by far one of the most annoying bugs you can have (itchiness, redness, and lack of sleep are some of the problems they cause). They prefer to hide close to where they feed, if necessary, they will crawl several feet to obtain a meal. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but the bugs eventually may become scattered throughout the bedroom, occupying any crevice or protected location. Bed bugs are hitchhikers; they don’t necessarily need a bedroom to find a meal. They have been found in schools, movie theaters, college dorms, nursing homes and even hospitals.
Mosquitos (Spring & Summer)
Mosquitos can be a huge problem throughout the year. The A1 Exterminators Mosquito treatment program includes one treatment every four weeks, typically beginning in April and throughout the year until October for an average of 7 applications per season. Applications consist of treatments to the established perimeter of the property to control mosquito and tick activity throughout the season. Treatments consist of applications to the foliage and harborage areas for ticks around the perimeter of your yard. Our treatment will help to control adult mosquito and tick activity throughout the season.
Our Mosquito Control services can get rid of your mosquito problem for good.
Ticks (Summer & Fall – August to November)
Ticks can be a real nuisance, especially in the summertime. They can carry a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from them. They’re most commonly found in tall grass and forests, so it’s a good idea to avoid those areas if you can. You can also protect yourself by wearing long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and by using bug spray.
Termites (Active Year Round)
A1 Exterminators team of qualified, experienced technicians ready to eliminate your termite problem. A1 Exterminators has installed the Sentricon® system for termite control in thousands homes, commercial buildings, apartments and condominium communities.
Signs you may have a termite infestation include:
- Discolored or drooping drywall.
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage.
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
Contact Us to learn about our Termite Control & Prevention services.
January & February: Rodents, Mice, & Rats
January is a time when rodents, rats,and mice are especially common. This is because they are looking for a place to build a nest and have their young. If you see a rodent in your home, it’s important to take action right away. You can call a professional to help get rid of the rodent, or you can take care of it yourself. Make sure you seal all the entry points into your home to prevent rodents from getting in.
Common places you’ll find mice include:
- Under or behind kitchen appliances
- In the kitchen pantry
- In all closets
Our Pest Prevention Plans can help protect you from rodents, mice, and other winter worries.
Spring: Carpenter Ants, Mice, and Skunks
Spring is the time of year when pests start to come out and invade our homes. They can be a nuisance and they can also be dangerous if they’re not dealt with properly. There are a number of ways to get rid of pests, but the most effective way is to call a professional. They’ll have the experience and the knowledge to get the job done right.
March, April, May & June
March is when you begin to see winter fade away and the weather warms up. Don’t let the warm weather fool you… ants, mice, and skunks are ready to make their appearances. We’ve already covered some of the signs and pains micr will cause… let’s move on to the ant swarms and skunk signs you may see.
Ants can be a nuisance when in your home. A1 Exterminators can get rid of ants in your home and keep them away. Our trained technicians are able to locate and exterminate the ant nest, ultimately eliminating them from your home. Ants will eat almost anything, crumbs around the house, fruit, nuts, other insects, meats, etc. They can climb up walls and enter buildings through cracks and small openings. Some ants can even bite or sting. With an A1 Exterminators Pest Prevention Plan, we will perform an initial survey of the property and provide on-going protection that includes three visits per year.
Skunks are creatures that are often misunderstood. Many people think that they are pests, but they are actually very beneficial to the environment. Skunks are solitary animals, and they only come out during the springtime. They hibernate during the winter. Skunks are important for the ecosystem because they eat a lot of the insects that can be harmful to plants. They are also very helpful in controlling the population of other small animals.
Don’t forget these signs that a skunk is nearby:
- Smell: Skunks are commonly known for their unpleasant smell. It really is nauseating!
- Tracks & Droppings: Skunks have very unique paw prints compared to other four legged creatures.
- Ground Depressions: you may see the ground near you skunk in or depressed. Watch out for these pesky critters!
Summer: Bees, Wasps, & Other Flying Insects
Summer is the time of year when bees, wasps, and other pests are the most active. These pests can be a nuisance, and they can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. It’s important to be aware of the dangers these pests pose and to take steps to protect yourself from them. If you’re allergic to bee stings, for example, it’s important to carry an epinephrine pen with you at all times. If you’re having a barbecue or a party, make sure you keep food and drinks away from the areas where these pests are likely to be active. And if you do get stung, make sure you seek medical attention right away.
July & August
Bees & Wasps
July and August are the two most important months for bees. That’s because it’s during these two months that they gather nectar to make honey. If the weather is bad, the bees won’t be able to gather as much nectar, which will affect the quality and quantity of the honey they produce. If the weather is good, the bees will be able to gather more nectar, which will result in a higher-quality honey.
Our Bee & Wasp Removal, Carpenter Bee Extermination & Hornet Control services are sorely needed throughout the summer months.
Fall: Rodents, Cockroaches, & Spiders
Fall is the time of year when pests start to invade our homes. There are a variety of pests that can invade our homes, but the most common are rodents, cockroaches, and spiders. They can be a nuisance and can sometimes be difficult to get rid of. One of the best ways to deal with pests is to identify them and to take action early. If you see a pest in your home, don’t hesitate to take action. There are many ways to get rid of pests, but it’s important to choose the right method for the specific pest you’re dealing with.
September, October, & November
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in the world and they can be a real nuisance. They can contaminate your food, spread diseases, and cause allergic reactions in some people. They can also damage your property. If you have a cockroach infestation, it’s important to take action right away. There are a number of ways to get rid of cockroaches, but the most effective way is to call a professional.
A1 Exterminators offers the highest quality, safe Cockroach Control services in the industry.
Spiders are attracted to dark, warm places. They often infest homes, garages, and other buildings. They’re important for the environment, but they can be a nuisance when they’re in large numbers. They can also be dangerous if they bite you.
Winter Pests: Squirrels, Birds, Bats, & Spiders
As the colder weather sets in, you may start to notice pests like spiders and ants around your home. This is because they’re looking for a warm place to stay during the winter. There are a few things you can do to get rid of these pests and to keep them from coming back. One is to seal off any cracks or openings in your home where they may be getting in. Finally, keep your home clean and free of food scraps and crumbs that may be attracting the pests.
December, January, & February
Squirrels, Birds, & Bats
A squirrel infestation can be a serious problem for your home or business. Squirrels can be very destructive, and they can also carry diseases. If you have a squirrel infestation, it’s important to take action right away. You can get rid of squirrels with traps, repellents, or exclusion barriers.
During winter, you’ll often find bats flying around. They’re looking for a place to hibernate. Bats need to hibernate in order to survive the winter. They’ll usually find a place to hang out that’s dark and quiet. You might find them in your attic, in a cave, or in a barn.
A1 Pest Control Helps You Get Pest Free Year Round
A1 Exterminators has been successfully exterminating uninvited guests, like insects and rodents, from homes for over 65 years. All of the materials used in the living area of your home meet or exceed state and local regulatory requirements. Our licensed technicians use effective odorless products that are applied with modern equipment.
We offer our Pest Prevention Plan to keep your home pest free. All of the materials used in the living area of your home meet or exceed state and local regulatory requirements for residential pest control.