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Pests to Look For with Spring Around the Corner

Common Winter Pests
February 15, 2017

As the winter season (hopefully) comes to a close and we approach spring, there are some creepy crawlers likely to show up in your home. As the snow continues to melt and the sun shines more, there are pests that tend to sneak into your home due to the warmer surface. The transition between winter to spring pushes a lot of bugs to head northeast since the warmer and wetter weather gives them a better environment to live in. This also means that you’ll most likely see more of the same faces that will show up due to your hardwood floors and closed areas. Bed bugs, stink bugs, termites, ants, fleas, spiders, mice and more are likely to be seen since they are looking for new areas to settle. So understand these circumstances and know what to look for when it comes to pest infestations.

Why Listen to Richie the Bug Man?

As a homeowner, you never want to experience that sinking feeling you get when you realize you need professional pest control especially as we transition from winter to spring. Residents in the North Shore, however, are fortunate to be able to rely on Richie the Bug Man from Bozarjian (Boz) Pest Control to take care of all of their vermin extermination needs. With over 25 years in the industry, Richie the Bug Man has seen it all—and he knows how to quickly and effectively address any pest issue. With expertise across the board, Richie knows what to look for when you think there might be an infestation. That is why Richie is always there for emergency situations and advice to hand out to you when it comes time for an extermination. Don’t let pests live in your home without you knowing it and feel more prepared once springtime rolls around.

Types of Pest Problems

In New England, there are a number of common pests that can make your life uncomfortable. Some, like mice and rats, can even cause health problems because they carry diseases that are harmful to humans and pets. Others, like termites and ants, can cause considerable damage to your home in a very short period of time. But all of them are simply nasty critters you don’t want anywhere near your home. Here are the most common types of pests you’re most likely to see once the spring season kicks in.

Common Pests

As mentioned earlier, there are multiple bugs you can stumble across during this time of year leading into spring. One of them is carpenter ants. Carpenter ants can wreak havoc on any wood in your home, ruining everything from beams and studs to door jams and window sills. Another common and devastating infestation that could possibly enter your home is bed bugs. Bed bugs are often brought into the home in luggage if you’ve been traveling. They bite humans and can cause rashes and allergic reactions. Bed bug infestation is a serious problem that needs fixing immediately. Emergency service should be on your mind since they become harder and harder to get rid of the longer you wait. Carpenter bees are large and aggressive, and they eat into the wood in your home to build their nests. These insects are especially hard to get rid of so make sure to get them exterminated as soon as possible. Fleas hitch a ride on your pets, causing them a lot of discomfort. Though cat and dog fleas can’t live on humans, they can quickly infest the carpets and other fabrics in your home. So each time you have a pet in your home, they’re likely to catch even more fleas since the bug will continue to produce. It’s a vicious cycle no one wants their canine to deal.

What Else Might Be Living in Your Home

Mice and rats enter your home looking for scraps, pet food or garbage. They damage your home and possessions, and they carry harmful diseases. Mice and rats need to be immediately exterminated in order to maintain the health of your family and home. Roaches contaminate your food and can cause health problems in humans.  Sometimes roaches can be hard to find and ultimately show up at a time where you really wouldn’t expect! Taking care of this issue is vital. Spiders can be scary and even dangerous to humans. Even though we tend to see a spider here and there normally, you’ll begin to see the same sort of spiders that will live in your home during rainy days. Those spiders can be hard to deal with because they move quickly, especially if they’ve found a hole in your walls where they can produce eggs. So a little problem like a spider can actually turn into a constant battle if you don’t deal with the issue right away. Termites feed on the wood in your home and can cause significant structural damage. This means you’ll need to pay more expenses to improve your home’s condition especially if you plan on selling it in the future.

If you notice any of these pests in the spring, call Richie the Bug Man right away. With his expertise and knowledge, he’ll not only clear your home of any critters: he’ll also tell you how to prevent them from coming back!

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