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Jacksonville Homeowners' Spring Pest Prevention Guide

March 10, 2022 - spring pests

Here in Jacksonville, our winters are short. When they end, spring pests come back with a vengeance. Like clockwork, bees and wasps, fire ants, and other pests seem to come out of the woodwork to invade your property. Although their arrival is easy to predict, most homeowners fail to prepare against the invading critters. Do-it-yourself Jacksonville pest control enthusiasts need to start preparing for spring pests before spring is officially sprung!

Continue reading to learn how to get the upper hand on spring pests and how Trad's Pest Control can take care of any pest problem on your property.

Common Types Of Pests That Invade Jacksonville Homes

Bees and wasps are the first pests that come to mind when thinking of spring pest issues. These stinging insects remain inactive all winter long, so you can spend several months getting used to not having to deal with them. Then, as soon as the first flower blooms, they’re back to buzzing around your property, stinging you in your own backyard.

Another problem pest that reemerges in the spring is the mosquito. Depending on the species, mosquitoes hatch or exit hibernation in the spring and return eager to feed off of you.

Fire ants, which become much less active during the winter, also reemerge. You might notice that if you disturb a fire ant nest during the winter, not much happens; however, as soon as the weather warms up, these ants get back to foraging for food and living up to their infamous reputation.

Termites also become more of an issue in the spring. While termites are technically active all year, their breeding season begins in the spring months, making spring the prime season for a termite infestation on your property to grow even larger. 

The Dangers And Damage Pest Infestations Can Create In Your House

Pest control services are especially vital in the spring and summer months because of all the problems pests can cause on your property. All spring pests pose some danger. Mosquitoes spread multiple deadly diseases. Termites can destroy your house and leave you without a stable roof over you during storm season. Bees, wasps, and fire ants can all inflict painful stings that have the potential to trigger fatal allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. All these factors make contracting pest control experts—like the ones here at Trad’s Pest Control—necessary, as well as force you to take measures of your own. 

Six Natural And Effective Pest Prevention Tips For Your Home

Keeping pests away from your home doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare. It can be as easy as making a few lifestyle tweaks: 

  1. Remove all sources of standing water to eliminate places for mosquitoes to breed.
  2. Seal all cracks and holes in your home’s exterior to make it tough for pests to enter. 
  3. Cover all indoor and outdoor garbage to mask smells from ants and wasps. 
  4. Ensure the wood in your home is hard and dry to deter termites. 
  5. Get rid of clutter inside and outside your home to reduce pest hiding spots. 
  6. Trim tree branches and shrubs away from your house to prevent wood contact with the siding or foundation. 

The Most Effective Way To Keep Your Home Pest-Free All Year

No matter how many prevention measures you take, keeping pests completely away from your property is only possible with the right pest control services. The good news is the experts here at Trad’s Pest Control are just a click or call away. We’re the premier Jacksonville pest control company, and our specialists are familiar with all the local pests that give area homeowners grief in the spring. Give us a call or visit our contact page to protect your property today!

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