As the weather starts to warm up, it's not just the flowers and trees that come back to life. Unfortunately, pests also come out of hibernation and start invading our homes. Don’t fret because, with ALF Lawn & Pest Solutions, you can easily face these critters head-on.
What Are the Common Pests That Show Up in Spring?
Here are the six common pests you must look out for in the spring. Proper pest control is necessary to get rid of them and protect your health and home.
1. Fire Ants
These little critters can cause a lot of damage to your furniture and food. Plus, they can even spread diseases. So, make sure to seal up any cracks and keep your food in airtight containers. No food, no fire ants!
These blood-sucking pests can carry some nasty diseases like malaria and the Zika virus. Make sure to inspect your property for standing water. Mosquitoes love to breed in those areas, so if you get rid of standing water, you'll get rid of mosquitoes.
These guys are sneaky and can cause a lot of damage to your home before you even know they're there. To prevent termites, make sure to check any wood before bringing it inside. You don't want any uninvited guests making themselves at home. Termite control is also necessary to handle infestations.
Rodents are another common pest that can cause severe damage to your property, not to mention the fact that they can spread diseases, so clean up any food or garbage that might attract them and seal any entry points around your home.
Cockroaches are gross, and no one wants them in their home. They love dirty and unkempt spaces, so keep your home clean and free of food spills. If you do find cockroaches in your home, it's time to call in the professionals.
While they may not be harmful, they can still be a nuisance. Make sure to vacuum and clean up any food sources to keep them away. If you find an infestation, it's best to call the professionals to take care of it.
Aphids are small insects with soft, pear-shaped bodies and can have wings. They come in various colors and have two tailpipes at the end of the abdomen. Female aphids reproduce live offspring in the summer without male mates and lay eggs in the fall that hatch in the spring. An aphid infestation can cause stunted plant growth, yellow-colored foliage, dead plant shoots, and sooty mold from their honeydew secretions. To prevent aphids, eliminate weeds, avoid pesticides, avoid over-fertilizing, and hire a pro for aphid control.
Ticks are small pests that can spread diseases through blood. They have oval bodies, and eight legs, and can grow up to ½ inch. Common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease. Ticks hide in tall grass, wooded areas, and piles of debris. Check for ticks after being outside and use tweezers to remove them. To prevent ticks, keep your yard clean, mow regularly, and create a barrier between your yard and wooded areas.
Professional Pest Control in North Georgia With ALF Lawn & Pest Solutions
North Georgia residents, are pests bugging you? No worries because ALF Lawn & Pest has got your back! We are now your local provider of top-notch pest control services in the area.
Our professional and affordable services cover all your pest control needs, including residential indoor and outdoor services, fire ant control, mosquito control, termite control, common flea and insect control, and pest infestation treatment. Whatever pest is causing havoc at home, we can handle it!
Our team of experts uses safe and environmentally-friendly methods to ensure your home is a great place to live, minus the creepy crawlies. We understand the pain that fire ants and mosquitoes can cause, and we're here to take care of them for you. Moreover, with our termite control, you can keep your home from being just another statistic of termite damage.
Contact us now for a free quote at (844) 369-TURF, or check out our website for more information. Protect your home against pests and have absolute peace of mind with ALF Lawn & Pest Solutions.