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April is National Pest Management Month

Spring is here and with it comes the grand arrival of National Pest Management Month. It is the time when homeowners can express appreciation to professional pest management service technicians and also educate themselves on the common pests that tend to infest their homes.

Ant Control - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Fire Ant on leafWarmer weather is definitely a friend to insects and bugs, making it a fine time for them to reproduce and grow their populations.

Higher temperatures also make food sources more available to pests, allowing them to settle down and start new colonies.

With April being National Pest Management Month, there are some common spring pests that are important to be aware of, what attracts them and how to defend your home from the damage they can cause.

Skillful Ants

Ants are one of the most common household pests that homeowners will ever encounter.

They move quickly, with purpose and in very large numbers. Ants are skilled in finding small cracks and crevices to crawl through and enter your home.

Pest Control Service - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Pest Management Month - Remember Grapes and sugary foods attract antsOnce inside, they will immediately begin searching for a food source, especially any sweet or extra sugary foods.

Ants leave an invisible trail behind them, making it easy for the other ants in their colony to move back and forth between food source and nest.

Ants are not normally aggressive unless they feel threatened. A bite from an ant is irritating and sometimes painful. Ants enjoy the springtime when picnics are often hosted in backyards and doors left open to welcome in the fresh spring air.

Aggravating Mosquitoes

Warm weather also ushers in the arrival of the aggravating mosquito. While your family is feasting on a delicious backyard barbeque, mosquitoes will be feasting on your family.

Pest Control - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Pest Management Month - Mosquito standing on glassOne thing that mosquitoes absolutely thrive on is a water source, more specifically a still standing, stagnant water source; where their larva can grow and their numbers multiply quickly.

Mosquitoes tend to come out at dusk and dawn, times when you probably enjoy sitting out on your porch to watch the sunrise or enjoy the sunset.

Mosquitoes are known to carry extremely harmful diseases that they can spread to humans, such as Yellow Fever and Malaria.

They are a huge nuisance and their bites often turn into annoying welts that are itchy and painful. Mosquitoes love sucking the blood right out of you and look forward to spring for the opportunity to do so.

Professional Pest Control

Prepare your home for spring pests by contacting a professional pest service to handle any chance of infestation or annoying insects invading your home.

Croach® is experienced and qualified in handling all pest problems you may encounter and will give you the best pest control service available. Celebrate National Pest Management Month by having Croach® protect your home from springtime pests. Call us today!

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