As soon as the snow starts to melt, pests begin to become more active. What types of pests are most common in Marshfield, MA and the surrounding communities? We turned to the best local pest control service for answers and here’s your top four most common springtime pests:
Carpenter Ants eat their way into the wooden structure of your home in order to make a nest. Within that nest, they raise hundred and thousands of additional Carpenter Ants, all of whom are eager to eat more of your house. Sometimes, in the case of a large infestation, you can literally hear the Carpenter Ants chewing within the walls. Carpenter Ants never go fully dormant, but they do slow down their activity during the colder months. With spring’s warmer temperatures, they become fully awake and ready to eat.
Bees & Wasps
Warmer temperatures see the return of bees and wasps to the sky. Look for bee and wasp nests along eaves, rooflines, on gutter, and elsewhere on the property. Bees and wasps can pose a serious health hazard to anyone who is allergic to their venom.
Spiders & Flies
We were just recently talking about the Giant Joro Spiders, forecast to arrive in our communities sometime in the relatively near future. All spiders tend to become more active in the spring, and they can all be quickly and completely removed from your property by your Marshfield MA pest removal service. Flies, mosquitoes and other biting insects also start doing their best to make people miserable at this time of year. Because these insects can spread disease, having them removed from the home is a top priority.
Rats & Mice
Every new spring brings with it a new round of baby rats and mice being born. The common field mouse can have three litters in a single year! These fertile creatures are not great to have in the house: they poop everywhere they go, they spread bad diseases, including Hanta Virus, and they can seriously damage your things. If you’ve had a springtime sighting of rats or mice inside your home, call in the exterminators right away.