Summer is a time for Arkansas activities such as swimming, boating, road trips, or just having fun on your property. This season offers an abundance of sunny days for your family and friends to enjoy. However, as summer advances into the later months, the enjoyment can be ruined by the invasion of summer pests. These unwelcome creatures share our love for warm weather and are more inclined to infest your property during this time.
Common Types of Summer Pests:
There are many types of pests in Arkansas. The more common types of summer pests, along with information about their late summer behaviors, include:
During the later months of summer, ant reproduction takes center stage, along with the formation of new colonies. These extensive colonies have the capability to lead to infestations in both your homes and businesses. The small size of these summer pests grants them easy access to structures, thereby posing a threat of structural damage to homes and the potential transmission of bacteria.
Encounters with wasps, bees, and hornets tend to become more frequent in the later stages of summer. These summer pests can become more aggressive during this time due to their food sources becoming more scarce.
Late summer is a time of heightened activity among fleas, ticks, and mites. These small summer pests are capable of transmitting a range of diseases through their bites. The resulting illnesses can cause symptoms that span from slight discomfort to serious afflictions, impacting both humans and pets alike.
As summer enters its later months, it’s common for cockroach infestations to intensify. The warm weather during this period creates the perfect environment for their breeding. Cockroaches contaminate food and surfaces within households. They are widely known to be spreaders of bacteria. This could lead to health risks such as foodborne illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, and allergic reactions.
Warm temperatures during the late summer provide an ideal environment for spiders. Spiders will actively search for shelter in the summer heat, often seeking refuge inside homes and businesses. The warm climate also draws in the very insects that serve as their prey. The existence of spiders can be an indicator of a potential underlying pest problem that is luring them in.
Though termite swarming can happen year-round, it’s most common in the spring and summer. The late summer months provide the warm weather and high humidity that termites prefer to create their colonies. If a termite colony is near your home, their tunnels will lead to its foundations, walls, framing, and floors. Termites can cause considerable damage to your home if not exterminated right away.
Snakes are cold-blooded reptiles, so they are more active in the warmer weather that late summer provides. Snakes will usually only bite if they feel threatened, but during the late summer they can be more aggressive. There are several types of snakes in Arkansas, but not all are venomous. If you encounter a snake on your property, it is best to leave the handling and removal to an expert pest control company.
Take Preemptive Action
Don’t wait for summer pests to invade your home. Take proactive steps to protect your property from summer pest invasions. Contact the skilled professionals at Delta Pest Control for expert assistance and year-round pest management solutions.