With spring here, the fluctuations in the temperature promote rain, new beginnings and spring cleaning. And while we are all eager to celebrate this fine season, there are a few downsides.

Spring pests are happy and jumping for joy. As the season changes, many pests will come out of hibernation and become a problem for homeowners. It is important that you are aware of what is going on in your yard and house if you want to remain pest-free.

The presence of pests can bring problems and mayhem to your home. Earthwise Pest Management, your pest control service in Sacramento, offers common spring pests.

Spiders

Spring is a spider’s favorite season. Granted, most of the spiders you will encounter in your home are harmless, a few could be potentially poisonous. Spiders love hanging out in dark and cool environments and you can expect a few to show up in your basement, crawl space and garage.

The best way to keep spiders out of your house is by ensuring your doors and windows are properly sealed. You can also check around the outside of your home for cracks that lead inside.

Termites

Termite appetites explode in the spring. Boy, are they hungry. Termites start to swarm in the spring and can get into your home and cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.

It is the time of year to start looking for signs of termites. Keep your eyes out for termite mounds, bits of wood debris around the house, sagging ceilings and floors, mud tubes and discarded wings.

Mosquitos

Mosquitos bites are itchy and annoying. But that is minor compared to the diseases that you might contract from a mosquito. Even your pets can get sick. Spring is the time of year you can start battling mosquitoes. Give us a call and let’s come up with a game plan to conquer mosquitos on your property.

Ants

Right now, there could be a line of ants heading to your kitchen. They are hungry and are seeking shelter this time of year.

Carpenter ants will travel for miles to find adequate food and shelter. When you spot a few ants, know that there are probably hundreds or more that you can’t see.

Fleas

If you wish to keep fleas out of your house, it starts by taking care of the family pets. You need to give Muffins and Fido regular baths and treatments. Check with your vet for the best ways to combat fleas.

Bees and Wasps

You may have already spotted a few bees and wasps flying around the house or garden. Once they wake from their winter slumber, they are eager to lay eggs and establish colonies. Make sure you keep an eye out for newly formed nests and get them destroyed while you can.

If a nest gets too big, it makes sense to call us to deal with the situation.

Battling Pests can be a bit overwhelming in the spring. If you need help, give Earthwise Pest Management a call.