Living in Sacramento, pests can be a problem at any time of the year. However, you are more likely to struggle with certain pests during particular seasons. For example, some pests are more prevalent during the spring and summer while others tend to cause more problems during the winter months.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the pests that are common in Sacramento and which season you should be on the lookout for different pests. Continue reading to learn more and if you are in need of pest control services for any of the pests discussed below, contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management today.
As the weather gets warmer in Sacramento, many pests begin to come out of hiding. Pests like moths, ants, termites, mosquitoes, flies, spiders, and wasps are all known to become more prevalent during the spring months. While many of these pests are even more active during the summer months, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around searching for food and shelter as early as April and May.
During the spring it’s important to check your home for possible entrance ways for pests. Even small cracks in the foundation or a teeny tiny hole in a window screen can give pests a way to come into your home. While you are doing your spring cleaning, it’s a great idea to give your home a once over and ensure that there are no possible entrance points for pests and this will greatly reduce your chances of a pest making their home in your house.
During the summer months, many pests that have poked their heads out during the spring months become more active. Pests like wasps, ants, and mosquitoes, among others, are now breeding at a faster rate and have created their nests. This means that you’ll want to be on the lookout for wasps nests and other pests that can ruin your outdoor activities.
In June, July, and August, it’s important to keep your yard free of any food or water sources for pests. Standing water from a malfunctioning sprinkler or a poor drainage system can create the ideal breeding ground for pests like mosquitos and flies. You should also be careful about what you choose to do with your trash when you remove it from your home. Food can rot in the heat of summer, attracting hungry pests.
As the weather begins to cool in Sacramento and the fall season rolls in, it’s possible that some pests will begin to search for an indoor home. Pests like spiders, rodents, and cockroaches that are looking for a warm place to pass the winter oftentimes decide to create a nice, cozy nest in your home.
During the fall months, it’s important to ensure that you are not providing food or water to pests searching for an indoor home. Preventative measures can include keeping food in tightly sealed containers, removing the trash from your home frequently, and ensuring that you don’t have any leaky pipes providing pests with water.
During the winter, the same types of pests that were beginning to search for a home during the fall months are now desperate for a warm place to live if they haven’t found one already. Rodents, cockroaches, and spiders are searching for an indoor home for the winter months, and you don’t want them to settle on your house.
In the winter months, it’s important that you are not providing pests with a food and water source — or shelter. Your storage rooms, such as the basement or attic, are particularly enticing to pests. It provides them with a safe place to live that isn’t visited often by humans but has easy access to your food and water when they need it. Keeping these areas clean and ensure that any boxes are lifted off of the floor is essential to preventing pests.
Earthwise Pest Management – Your Sacramento Pest Control Experts
At Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento, we can handle any pest problem. Whether you’re experiencing a termite infestation, cockroaches, or rodents in your home, we can help. Our Sacramento pest control experts will help you remove any pests currently residing in your home and assist you in preventing future infestations. Contact our team today and you’ll be enjoying a pest-free home again in no time.