Controlling Common Bugs in Your Houston Area Home
Spring is the perfect time to start rearranging the house, cleaning up around the yard, change up the décor to give it more of a fresh new look and double check that your home is free of bugs. So what are some of the common bugs you might find in a Houston home?
Spring cleaning is an excellent way to locate where, when and how bugs are invading your home. Some of the pests that you find are easy enough to control all by yourself but others will need the assistance of a professional in order to keep them out. Here are some tips that will help you keep these common bugs away. Please call BUGCO Pest Control at 281-240-2157 for help in making your bugs go!
Ants are one of the more common pests found in homes all over the Houston area. They can cause all sorts of problems too. They can spread dirt and disease and a few species like fire ants will deliver painful bites.
Making sure the ants have no way to enter your home is the single best way to prevent an infestation. Caulk all siding, window trims and doors. Making sure plants, bushes and shrubs aren’t touching your home is also another great way to prevent them from entering. Don’t give them a ladder into your home. Keep all plants trimmed at least 18 inches from your home.
Termites can live under your home for years without you even knowing it, but this is the time of year when they might be seen in large swarms. The flying termites are known as swarmers. These are the termites that are reproductive. These swarming pests don’t eat wood, but they do help produce the ones that do.You can keep termites from invading your home using the same tactics as ants, but an infestation will require help from a Houston pest control professional like BUGCO Pest Control.
Check out our video covering termite elimination.
The warmer days of spring mean all the biting or stinging insects are now going to start waking up. Our chances of coming into contact with these painful stinging bugs is much greater once they start to emerge from their winter slumber.
Seeing a nest or two around the house is not cause for alarm. Most wasps are not social hive creating insects. The ones you see are more than likely the only ones around the house. You can remove these pests by yourself, but beware of their painful stings. One small nest may hold dozens of stinging wasps and multiple stings can be life-threatening. Calling BUGCO Pest Control is the single best way to avoid getting stung.
At BUGCO Pest Control, we are here to help you keep all of these insect pests away. Give us a call today at 281-240-2157!