What Are The 6 Most Common Spring Pests? Spring Pest Control
July 18, 2019
Spring pest control season is upon us here at Aim Environmental Services, and we expect an increase in callouts to deal with common spring pests. As the daffodils begin to bloom and the days get warmer and longer, here are the 6 most common spring pests coming out of hibernation to make a nuisance of themselves…
- Bees and Wasps
- Rats and Mice
These are the six most common spring pests, which can wreak havoc across homes and businesses in different ways. If your property is invaded by pests, you will need a professional, pest control service to treat the problem. Every pest problem requires a different treatment plan, which is why you should call Aim Environmental Services.
Tackling common spring pests
As the days get warmer, worker ants emerge from their nests foraging for food. Ant nests are difficult to treat yourself, with common treatment methods like pouring boiling water or vinegar into nests, or using off the shelf ant powders and sprays, failing to eradicate the problem completely.
Treatment for ants
Ants infest rapidly from multiple nests in your garden or masonry. All the nests need to be treated to stop the problem. We treat ant nests with industry-standard, non-toxic insecticide sprays and gels. The ants walking over these treatments take them back to the nests, contaminating it and poisoning other ants.
(2) Bees and Wasps
If you spot a bee hive or wasps nest in and around your home, don’t attempt to tackle it yourself. Bees and wasps get aggressive if they’re disturbed, and hives and nests can contain upwards of 1,000 individual insects and you’re likely to get stung.
Treatment for Bees and Wasps
Bees and wasps can make homes in air bricks, wall cavities, loft spaces and more, making them difficult to treat.
We treat bees and wasps nests with extreme caution, using the appropriate safety equipment. The first thing we do is block off entry and exit points, then treat the nest directly. Nests and hives can take about 24 hours to die and then we can remove them safely.
Warm temperatures are ideal for cockroaches. Cockroaches commonly infest commercial properties, particularly restaurants, where warmth and a supply of food represent the perfect breeding ground. They are often found in or under fridges, kitchen units, behind washing machines, cookers and boiler cupboards.
Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill. To treat a cockroach problem we carry out a thorough survey in order to locate the harbourage. We then apply a combination of glue stations, bait feed gels and flushing sprays to eradicate the problem.
With your pets spending more time outdoors in spring and summer, the risk of them getting fleas increases, particularly among cats. A flea outbreak can spread across the entire house, infesting bed linen, clothes, carpets and more.
Treatment for fleas
We administer residual insecticides, either as a liquid spray or powder, which is applied to all floor surfaces. We then recommend that you do not vacuum or wash floors for at least two weeks or longer to ensure that the treatment has an effect.
Flies are a nuisance for homes and businesses throughout spring and summer, with the warm weather being ideal for maggots to hatch. Flies are attracted to food, so restaurants, areas with exposed bins and even barbeques can attract swarms of these flying disease spreaders.
Our treatment plan for flies depends on the type of fly we’re dealing with. Generally, we will administer fly screening equipment, insecticides or tackle the breeding site.
We tend to treat residential properties by applying a biodegradable, residual insecticide to walls and ceilings.
Flies land on the treated surfaces, with the insecticide then taking effect and killing off the insects.
(6) Rats and Mice
Rodents are a problem all year round, but the spring and summer heat sends them in to overdrive. Rats and mice can enter properties through drains, pipes, air vents, gaps under doors, toilets and more. If they gain access, they can be a real problem for homeowners and businesses, calling untold damage and becoming a hygiene risk.
We use a number of rodent control techniques to catch and resolve rodent problems quickly, including: baiting, trapping and proofing. If rodents have gained access to the property, we will first proof their entry and exit point(s) before laying bait traps to capture and stop rodents running riot.
Call us to deal with your pest problem this spring
Aim Environmental Services specialise in pest removal for commercial and residential customers and have a reputation for consistently providing an efficient, professional and cost-effective service. Call us on 01902 475175 or live chat with us on our website to arrange a same day callout.
As a member of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA), our West Midlands pest control technicians are qualified up to RSPH Level 2 and Lantra certified. For added peace of mind, our work is guaranteed and we’re fully licenced and insured.
We’re proud to be accredited members of Checkatrade.com for trusted tradespeople, so rest assured you’re dealing with a trusted, local pest control company.
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Having rats, mice and squirrels in your property or place of work can be traumatising, not only for the effect on your health, but also the damage that can be caused to personal property, belongings or stock.