Aantex always takes a systematic approach when implementing the best pest control solution to fit your needs. Starting with a “seasonal” approach. For instance, during the summer many insects and other pests become more active, move more quickly and eat more than in any other season. Because of this, they are less mindful of protecting themselves and you are seeing them more and more in all sorts of places around your home or office during this season. That’s why, we at Aantex Pest Control use quick acting products to match their tenacity along with a pest management program to keep them under control all year. Here is a list of some common seasonal spring and summer pests that could be lurking around your home or business now!
Spring and Summer Pests
As the mercury climbs more vigilance is needed for prevention and management of spring and summertime pests.
Fleas multiply fast and thrive in warm weather. A female flea can produce 600 offspring in one month. A flea’s life cycle from egg to larva to pupa to adult can be as short as 12 days or as long as 174 days, depending on temperature and humidity.
Fleas carry several different diseases that effect both animals and humans when bitten. The fastest, safest and most effective way to rid your home of fleas is to contact a professional, experienced flea exterminator such as Aantex Pest Control.
Ticks are not only summertime pests they are active all year around however, because more people are out enjoying the summertime weather over any other season our exposure to them certainly increases.
Ticks spread multiple diseases and fast action is required to get them under control once discovered.
The Western Black Widow (named so due to the western area of North America where she resides) comes out of hibernation in the winter and finishes maturing in the summer because of this fact we often see a lot more of them in the holes, cracks, crevices, wood piles and garage doorways than during other seasons, in and around our homes and outbuildings.
The mature female western black widow spider is about 1/2 inch long, not including the legs, has a rounded abdomen and very distinct coloration. She is shiny jet black all over her body and legs with a red pattern on the underside of the abdomen, which looks, mostly like an hourglass. The male of this species are not venomous. Every precaution should be taken to prevent this dangerous pest from invading your home.
Mosquitoes are those tiny pesky flying insects that not only hurt when they bite and spoil many hours of fun during the summer but, some transmit serious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis and West Nile virus to humans. Quick action and prevention is the the only way to enjoy your summer with minimal intrusion of these pests.
Ants(both Argentine and Carpenter) can nest in a great variety of places. Colonies are massive and may contain hundreds of queens. Nests are usually located in moist soil, next to or under buildings, along sidewalks or beneath boards but easily work their way into homes and businesses.There are millions of ants per colony with multiple queens and many subcolonies therefore prevention and maintenance with constant vigilance is necessary.
Bees and Wasps . Aantex Pest Control respects the contribution that many species of bees and wasps make to our ecosystem. Many are pollinators that perpetuate flowers and many of the food crops we depend on for survival. On the other hand, bee and wasps stings actually cause several deaths in the United States each year. If you have an allergy to the stings or even if you are concerned that you or a family member could get stung due to having a bee or wasp nest near your living area, the best thing you can do is call a bee and wasp nest removal professional. Another concern is that bees can make honey in structures that can ooze through ceilings, walls, stucco and more. This in turn can cause a host of negative conditions in your home such as putrid smells, rotting, molds, and attract other unwanted pests which will cost more money and time to remove.
Cockroach by far the most problematic, troublesome and arguably the most loathed of all pests is the German cockroach most commonly found in homes, restaurants,schools, hospitals and basically any other structure that has food storage and preparation. Oriental and American cockroaches prefer moist, humid areas and can cause occasional problems. They contaminate food and eating utensils. Cockroaches transmit harmful bacteria and are believed to be capable of transmitting disease-causing organisms such as Staphylococcus ,hepatitis virus and many others. If you see one cockroach in your home or work space you can bet there are many,many more! Please contact Aantex as to how to rid yourself and family of these potentially harmful pests.
Autumn and Winter Pests
Although many pests in Northern California are common all year around there are a few that can be particularly worrisome as the Autumn/Winter seasons approach starting with……..
Rodents (Mice and Rats). They can multiple rapidly and although certain types of mice have relatively short life spans their populations are maintained through constant reproduction. Because of their over sized front teeth they will gnaw on anything and cause considerable damage to your property. They can burrow in small holes and live almost anywhere they can stay hidden and continue to breed and nest. Most popular dwellings for these pest will be your attic, basement, garage or shed, actually any structure if an opening presents itself. They carry a variety of harmful diseases, bacteria and viruses, effecting both human and animals. Every precaution should be taken to rid your environment of these pests and pest control services are typically advisable. If you see one in your home or property there probably is an infestation.
Argentine Ants are relentless and a formidable foe when seeking food and drink for their colony. Thus, with the arrival of autumn and into the winter these pests will take any opportunity to gain entry inside your home in order to get out of the cold and eat, drink and nest in your warm environment. All sorts of homemade solutions have been tried along with spraying them and their trails but more often than not they come back with a vengeance.Typically, the fastest and more lasting solution is to contact Aantex pest Control immediately.
Fleas will be doing their best to take shelter in the warmth of your home after having an active summer. You’ll need to take the same measures as suggested for summertime invasions of these annoying pests.
Bees and wasps are on the move up until the hibernation period of winter. Seldom do they become an issue or nuisance during the autumn and winter months. If a nest appears in an area where there is much human activity please call Aantex pest control for the best solution to resolve this issue.
Beware too for cockroaches, fleas, spiders, and rodents attempting to enter the home seeking shelter from the cold of the winter season.
Bedbugscan be one of the most pervasive pests in a home or business such as Hotels, Motels Resorts etc. Even in the cleanest of environments they can thrive and cause illness to whomever they make their “Host”! Truly troublesome all year round and due to the extensive traveling and Hotel stays of the average American. Brought into the home through clothing and luggage, a stuffed toy and many other “vehicles” So too, they love to hitch hick on things brought into the house from garage sales, second hand furniture, etc. They are of a a serious concern and must be treated by a licensed professional specializing in bedbug extermination. Please call your local Aantex pest control technician as soon as a bedbug is detected in your living or working environment.