Spring is a time of beauty and renewal; however, it can also be a time of concern as certain pests become more active. Many insects, such as termites or ants, may seek to enter your home in order to establish a nesting area or find food and water. Rodents like mice and rats will also try to find their way inside during the warmer months and can cause severe damage to property. This blog will discuss different pests you should watch out for this spring.
Carpenter Ants & Bees
As the weather gets warmer in the springtime, carpenter ants and bees can create a lot of damage to your home. Carpenter ants build tunnels inside of wood by eating away at it, while bees will chew out small pockets to build combs in. This can weaken a home's entire structure if left unchecked and could cause an issue with moisture settling within the walls or ceilings of your home. To prevent these issues, you should be sure to inspect your home each spring and repair damages caused by carpenter ants or bees as soon as you notice them.
In springtime, a homeowner's worst nightmare becomes a reality; rodents. From the nuisance of mice scurrying about to the destruction that squirrels and other animals can cause, a homeowner needs to take proactive steps to prevent damage from rodent activity in their home. Rodents have the ability to cause tremendous destruction. Over time they nibble away at wood structures within a home, such as doors, window sills, staircases, and any other wooden structure they can sink their teeth into.
They are also capable of chewing through insulation and wiring, which is dangerous and costly. Often, homeowners may only notice once it is too late and extensive repairs are needed. To protect your home from these furry little critters, it is recommended to properly seal any hole or crevice around the exterior walls of your property and use rodent traps if necessary.
Springtime brings warmer days and increased activity from pests such as termites. Termites make their presence known in homes by creating vast networks of tunnels and colonies in wood structures. Left untreated, these destructive insects can cause untold damage to your home and its belongings. Cracks in the foundation weakened floorboards, and sagging door frames are all common signs that you may have a termite problem. Without prompt attention, extensive infestations can lead to costly repairs and extensive damage beyond repair. It is important to be aware of the signs of a termite infestation, so that action can be taken early on before it gets out of control.
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