Spring Pests That Invade Your Home
Warm weather is soon approaching and with it we all enjoy opening up our windows with excitement to let the spring breezes clear our homes of stale winter air and welcome in the fresh smell of new spring flowers blooming.
However, at the same time our springtime giddiness has been awakened, so have all of the insects that are also fond of the warmer weather. Ants, spiders, and household centipedes are among the most common spring pests that awake from their winter slumber ready to invade your home.
Ants are definitely one pest that no one wants to deal with, but nearly everyone will have to at some point or another. Springtime is ant time as they march into your home in search of food. Most homeowners will likely encounter these unwelcome guests.
Ants are capable of contaminating our food; making dangerous bacteria a possibility for us to come in contact with. Ants bite when they feel threatened, which causes irritation and sometimes welts. Ants can also cause damage to our homes. Ants are more than just a nuisance when considering these facts.
Fast Hobo Spiders
The most common spider to come out for springtime and be seen lurking around your home is the hobo spider.
Hobo spiders have long and hairy legs and their bodies are brown. They can travel quite long distances and terrifyingly enough they are actually swift, fast runners.
Hobo spiders build a funnel-shaped web and they patiently wait for prey in the middle of the funnel.
Hobo spider bites affect people differently. In more sensitive people, the reactions to a hobo spider bite can become quite serious and medical attention should be sought immediately.
If you notice a centipede inside of your home, it is most likely an accidental tourist. However, if you begin to see much larger centipede populations, then you may have a moisture leak.
Although centipedes bite, their bite is not lethal to humans. But there have been recent cases where an individual has had an allergic reaction to the centipedes’ bite. Smaller centipedes are not likely to break the skin during a bite, but larger centipede bites can cause swelling and general discomfort.
Prepare for Spring Pests
Begin preparing for spring by ensuring your home and family are guarded against the nuisance of spring pests that come out with the warmer weather. Croach® will guarantee a pest-free spring for you and your loved ones. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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