What are the most common pests in March around Austin? The list is pretty long this year and mostly because of the warmer weather and Roberts Termite & Pest Control provides comprehensive pest control to the greater Austin Area. If you have a pest control issues just give us a call.
Big Mammals – Second year raccoons are out in force and foraging for food. This means that garbage cans and pet food are both prime targets and both attract racoons and other pests to your home and hard. Another pest for March is the possum. Though, quite honestly, they are around all year long. Like the second-year raccoons, you can expect to see a possum or two on your porch if you forget to take in the pet food. Possums provide a benefit to homeowners in that they are one of the few critters that eat ticks. At Roberts Termite & Pest Control, Inc we live trap and relocate most large mammals.
Squirrels and Rodents – The warmer weather has the squirrels out looking to restock their larders and that means a lot of noise issues in walls and attics. Wooden homes attract squirrels because the wall space is very snug and dry. Squirrels can also chew through almost anything and wood siding is no match for them. Mice and rats, also, are out looking for food to supplement their stash. It is also that time of year when mice and rat young are giving birth to their own litters and that means indoor infestations just got larger. All that noise might not be a rodent at all. It could be birds or bats. We have the tools to tell you exactly what is roosting in your attic or walls.
Insects – mosquitoes are out in droves and the early warm weather combined with all the rain means a prime breading season for mosquitoes. Other flying insect pests such as house flies and yellow jackets will be emerging if they have not done so already. New queen wasps will be on the hunt for a new location to build a hive and grow a colony. Stink bugs and hemipterans are also out and that means they will be looking for indoor shelter as storms approach. Now is a good time to introduce mosquito control measures and to make sure that standing water is treated properly before the population of mosquitoes grows to epidemic proportions.
Snakes and Spiders – The warm weather means that snakes are emerging from their winter hibernation. That’s bad news for the emerging and growing rodent population and while beneficial to homeowners, nobody needs a snake on their porch. The smaller ground spiders will be out too, which is normal, and you might find them in your home. The bigger spiders emerge later when the bigger prey is around.
So, what’s bugging you? We offer free consultations to help you identify pest control problems. We work with homeowners and renters, businesses, and realtors. If you are selling your house or buying one, talk to us about our regular scheduled pest services and inspections. Our pest control specialists are trained, professional, and competent.
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