Common Springtime Pests


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The start of springtime is a favorite time of year for many in Middle Tennessee. With blossoming flowers, green grass, and sunny days, the season of spring is always something to look forward to. Although the springtime brings a wealth of beauty and the start of warmer days, it also happens to be a time when pesky critters come out of hiding. Spring may be a season that very many love, but with troublesome bugs on the loose, this soon becomes a season that irritates many. If you need expert exterminators in Nashville, TN, Franklin and Brentwood, TN, contact Preventive Pest Control, today! Our pest control service delivers a thorough pest management process to eliminate pest issues you have now and prevent future issues from ever happening.

Here are 5 (of the many) common springtime pests that many find irksome:

• Ants/Fire Ants:

As the temperature gets warmer and warmer in Nashville, TN, families want to be able to take advantage of the change in weather. This could mean eating outside more, having picnics, cookouts, etc. Family and friends aren’t the only ones who want to join in on the fun, when the food is out, so are the ants. Ants are highly attracted to food and sugary substances, so the next time you plan to eat outside, make sure you thoroughly clean up the area or you’ll be dealing with an unwanted ant infestation. Additionally, be sure to keep your eyes out for pesky fire ants. These ants are red-brown in color and to be larger and the standard black ant. Fire ants will build large mounds to nest in, in just about any type of soil. Being bitten by one can cause a burning sensation or severe allergic reaction, so be sure to watch where you are walking. Preventive Pest Control specializes in ant control and eliminating pest problems you have now and preventing future issues. Our recurring pest control service builds a barrier around your property and keeps ants outside your home or commercial property. For residential and commercial pest control in Nashville, TN, Franklin, Brentwood, TN and the surrounding areas, call Preventive Pest Control, today!

• Termites:

Signs of termite swarms are important to look out for during the springtime season. Since spring tends to bring with it warmer weather and seasonal showers, it actually creates the perfect environment for termites to mate and thrive. Whether it’s one termite or a swarm of termites, be sure to call your local exterminators immediately. Termites are pests that you don’t want to ignore since they can do significant damage to one’s home. To learn more about our exterminators and termite control in Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood, TN, call our top rated pest control company, today!

• Mosquitos:

Probably the most irksome pests of them all are mosquitos. Known to leave behind days worth of itching and scratching, mosquitos are common pests that make their appearance at the start of spring. Some bug repellents are known to keep mosquitos at bay, however, they can still leave their mark if you aren’t careful. Mosquitos tend to swarm near bodies of stagnant water, forests, woods, and pretty much anywhere a human is. They are highly attracted to sweat, heat, and a variety of scents, so if you are planning to be outside, be sure to limit usage of scented lotion and soaps. To learn more about mosquito control services, contact our exterminators in Nashville, TN, Franklin and Brentwood, TN.

• Bees/Wasps:

Springtime means pollination season, which brings about many bees and wasps. Bees and wasps usually begin to build their hives–where they will stay sheltered during the winter and summer months–and will start collecting pollen from surrounding flora. Both bees and wasps are highly attracted to scented soaps, lotions, and perfumes, as well as bright, patterned clothing, and sugary foods and drinks. Therefore, if you are spending time outdoors, make sure you keep these things to a minimum–especially if you are allergic to bees/wasps and the venom from their stings. For those with allergies, it’s highly important to keep your EpiPen on you at all times to protect yourself from an unexpected sting. Schedule bug sprayers in Nashville, TN, and surrounding cities today.  At Preventive Pest Control, our exterminators help to protect your family and pets from all types of stinging insects by helping you build a pest barrier around your property.

• Ticks:

Another highly common springtime pest are ticks. Ticks are a species of bugs that all outdoor enthusiasts and pet owners need to keep their eye out for. Ticks are known to carry diseases, such as Lyme’s Disease which can be detrimental to both humans and animals if contracted. Typically, ticks like to hide out in woods and forests and gravitate towards exposed skin. So, if you are hiking or walking through the woods, be sure to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants that are fitted towards the bottom. If you have a furry friend, be sure to invest in tick prevention treatments to ensure that your pet is safe from exposure at all times.

The springtime may boast the growth of beautiful flora and fauna, but with it comes the emergence of common, irksome pests. During this season, make sure you take the common precautions to protect your home from the infestation of these insects by calling your local exterminators in Nashville, TN, Franklin and Brentwood, TN. Preventive Pest Control’s residential pest control service delivers a thorough pest management process to eliminate pest issues you have now and prevent future issues from ever happening. If you have a current pest problem or need a pest professional you can rely on, call us today, to speak with our team and schedule an in person inspection for residential or commercial pest control.