The 15 Most Dangerous Springtime Pests and Problems
Springtime is here, and with it comes rogue bugs out of their winter hiding spots and into our gardens and our homes.
While most people are thrilled to welcome the spring weather for outdoor adventures, the outdoors can also bring danger, and encountering these dangerous pests can lead to severe illness and damage to the environment.
While ants swarm throughout homes, whiteflies damage crops, and mosquitos cause major concern, they are not the only threats out there.
Ticks are jumping about and Lyme disease has become common. To prevent it, make sure you use insect repellent and perform daily tick checks. If you find a tick remove it immediately. They like to hide around the ears, inside the belly button and under the arms.[slideshow:82753]
Encountering pests outdoors can also be extremely harmful to your garden. Earwigs will eat your plants and Tomato Moths will destroy your tomatoes!
On the other hand, things are not always good for homeowners during this time. Some pests have the power to cause extensive property damage. According to termites.com, “termites damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year,” and “U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and repair termite damage.”
For the pest control industry, spring marks the beginning of an overwhelming pest season. It’s important to make sure you take the appropriate measures to avoid an invasion in your home and gardens. Call a pest control company at the sign of any infestation and if you have an encounter with one of these dangerous pests get medical help immediately.