Get Ready for Spring Pests in Virginia Now

There are still a few months until spring, but it is already time to start thinking about spring pests. As the weather warms up, insects will start coming out of their overwintering states and begin breeding. This means we are likely to see a significant increase in the local pest population in the coming weeks.

When these bugs begin looking for food and shelter, local homes are at risk for infestations. You can start preparing now for springtime bugs by knowing which insects to look out for and how to protect your home against them.

Most Common Spring Pests

The local environment in Virginia becomes perfect for a wide variety of bugs when the weather warms up. High temperatures and regular humidity enable all of the following bugs to thrive:

  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Stinkbugs
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Wasps
  • Termites

The challenges with each of these bugs range from simple nuisance in the case of ants and stinkbugs to a potential health hazard with fleas and ticks. Pests like termites can also be a source of costly property damage. Each pest can also require their own method of extermination if they get into your home.

But there are a few steps you can take that will be helpful in preventing almost all of these pests. First, you will want to keep clutter out of your home and practice regular cleaning since dirt can draw bugs and clutter provides space for them to hide. Making sure your home is relatively clean is a good step in making it less attractive to pests.

You should also keep the exterior of your home neat as well. Trimming grass, shrubs, and trees and removing any outdoor containers that might collect water will create a less habitable environment for bugs in your yard.

This is also the time of year to start making repairs around your home. Leaks, damaged screens, and other holes can all attract pests and enable them to get inside your home. Look over your property as the weather gets warmer and repair any damage you might find.

A final recommendation to prepare you for spring pest season is to get started with pest protection from ExtermPRO. Using regular visits to your home on either a bi-monthly or quarterly basis, we apply treatments that can effectively keep out all of these spring pests and more. Schedule your first visit with our team today.