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The Ultimate Guide to Pest Seasonality

The Ultimate Guide to Pest Seasonality The comprehensive guide to pest seasonality throughout the United States FALL PESTS Boxelder Bugs • Seek shelter in fall to hibernate for winter • Will occasionally bite, causing skin irritation • Black in color with distinctive reddish lines; nymphs are bright red • Fecal matter may cause a red stain resulting in damage to home Mice • Spread diseases: Salmonella and Hantavirus. • Protein in mouse urine triggers asthma attacks, Stink Bugs • Have spread to 41 states • When threatened, stink bugs release foul-smelling odor. · Remove air conditioning units from windows FALL · Make sure garage doors are in good repair as rodents often enter homes this way PESTS TIPS · Hire a pest control professional to conduct exterior treatment of home to repel overwintering insects * WINTER PESTS Silverfish • Silver grey insects featuring torpedo-shaped body House Centipede • Contain 15-90 pairs of legs • Prefer damp places indoors like cellars, closets, bathrooms and attics • Can be found in wood and debris piles • Very fast moving • Typical lifespan of silverfish is 3 years • Females can produce 35 eggs over a few days • Seal cracks and crevices WINTER . Use dehumidifier in your basement PESTS TIPS .Reduce number of cardboard boxes which can be used for harborage by pests SPRING PESTS Termites • Experts estimate they cause $5 billion of property damage each year • Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week • Termites swarm in early spring • Treatment of termites should be left to pest control professionals Carpenter Ants • Highly active in summer months • Can cause serious structural damage by excavating wood to build their nests · Attracted to wood that is moist or damaged Ticks • Ticks can transmit Lyme disease to humans • Commonly found in wooded areas or grassy fields • Pets like dogs and cats can bring ticks into home RO STNO SPRING • Clean up debris in yard and remove any fallen branches PESTS TIPS "and carpenter ants • Move log piles away from house to avoid termites • Keep sweet and sugary food in kitchen in sealed containers Mosquitoes • Spread deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever SUMMER PESTS • Mosquitoes are attracted to areas with standing water • If sitting outside, use an electric fan as mosquitoes are weak fliers Stinging Insects · Bees, Wasps and Hornets are common summer pests • Yellow Jackets sting in high numbers as they're secretive in nature and easy to stumble upon accidentally Bed Bugs • Remain active throughout the year but experience an increase in activity in the summer due to human travel • Nocturnal and elusive creatures • Often enter homes on second-hand furniture, especially mattresses and box springs SUMMER •Do not swat or run rapidly away from stinging insects. Remain calm and move slowly away PESTS TIPS Use mosquito repellent with a EPA registered active ingredient • If at a summer picnic or BBQ, keep all food and beverages covered until served to avoid attracting pests Ehrlich Your Local Pest Control Experts A Rentokil Company

The Ultimate Guide to Pest Seasonality

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The comprehensive guide to pest seasonality throughout the United States


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