When you’re living in Memphis, you might be able to tell that the area experiences a mild winter before the actual winter months arrive. These months have been known to give rise to certain unwanted guests in homes and yards.
Then, during winter, these insects go into hibernation as it slows down their metabolism and reproductive cycles but an above average temperature in the winter may cause these insects to awake from slumber and cause problems for the people living in areas with this weather. You may see a larger number of mosquitoes, ants, roaches, ants and termites on your property after or during mild winter months.
Memphis pest control services are very well aware of their old foe, the Mosquito. Mosquitoes are known to be a pest inside and outside the house. The timing when mosquitoes are known to come out and bother people is around Dawn and Dusk so it is better to stay home during these hours. It is also best to avoid contact with mosquitoes as they are known to carry dangerous diseases such as Malaria and Dengue.
Mosquitoes tend to accumulate in areas that have standing water near them. During the mild winter season, precautionary measures such as cleaning out the standing water in the gutters and draining wet areas of the lawn is recommended.
Ants are amazing creatures that function just like a human society with different roles assigned to different groups, but they can be very annoying if they spot a picnic or find a way into your home. Ants scavenge food and leave a trail of pheromones for their buddies to follow which can help all of them locate food. They are really pesky as they can easily climb through cracks and smell their way over to the leftover food.
Avoid ants by removing all the uneaten food from the table immediately and be sure to clean up any spills and crumbs from crispy snacks.
The sight of a cockroach sends shivers down the spines of many. The ancient creatures are the only ones that can survive a nuclear holocaust, but nobody wants them around in the house. Cockroaches accumulate germs and filth onto themselves and can spread diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and even asthma. They are nocturnal creatures and in case you see one during the day time, it means there is an over infestation.
Termite swarms can be a real problem for a home owner in the spring. Termites tend to attack homes rather than going out and searching for food and you might find your wood work and furniture slowly becoming as thin as paper.
Termites tend to live in moist areas like mud tubes in the home foundations. The only effective way to get rid of termites is calling the exterminator and attacking them with pesticides. Flushing the ground near the house with chemicals is also necessary as termites travel in the ground and can survive attacks by burrowing their way out.
As the temperatures rise above average, a dire need for pest control in Memphis arises. Be sure to contact All State Pest and Lawn services for a pest free and happy home.