As we head further into the new year, this is a good time to stop and consider pest control. If there is any time of year when pests may be dormant, it is winter. But winter doesn't last long in Middle Tennessee. And some pests don't take a break for winter; they're active all year long. Here are some tips that will help you prevent pest infestations in 2019.
Quick Pest Prevention Tips
- Many pests are drawn to moisture. If you see any conditions around or inside your home that promote dampness or high humidity, address them as quickly as possible.
- Many pests are drawn to wood and wood debris. If you have any scrap wood under your deck or patio, inside a crawl space under your home, or buried in your yard, it is a good idea to have them removed from your property.
Many insects are drawn to light. Keeping lights off at night or replacing white bulbs with insect-resistant yellow lights can have a big impact on the number of pests around your Murfreesboro home. Not only will it cut down on the insects but it will reduce the spiders and other pests that eat those insects.
- Many animals, from tiny flies to big, fat raccoons, will get into trash. It is important to keep exterior trash in sealed receptacles and to clean those receptacles routinely.
- Subterranean termites are a serious threat to properties in Murfreesboro. It is wise to get an annual termite inspection, at the very least.
Seasonal Pest Overview
Winter is when you'll see random appearances of centipedes, silverfish, or an overwintering pest that has gotten into a warm area of your home.
In the spring, overwintering pests emerge and begin to build nests and colonies. Ants are in abundance. Termite swarmers take to the air. And everything is coming back to life in Tennessee.
By May or June, pest activity is in full swing. You'll find ants, spiders, crickets, fleas, ticks and more both outside and sometimes inside your home.
July and August are big months for brown recluse spiders, mosquitoes, yellow jackets and other wasps. This is the peak season for outdoor pests.
September through November is when overwintering pests start to look for a place to hide from the cold.
Each season has its own pest issues and some pests don't have a season. Given the right conditions, some pests can be a problem 365 days a year.
The Best Tip of All
Year-round pest control from a qualified pest control company is the best way to protect your health and your property from all of the many pests in Tennessee. We hope you'll consider All-American Pest Control for your pest control needs. Our Murfreesboro pest control service team is one of the best in the industry. With All-American, you'll get professional, on-time service, with a smile, every time.