Dangerous Spring Pests: What To Look For

Although you may be happy that spring has finally arrived and the cold days of winter are behind us, this new season could also expose you to dangerous spring pests. As a multitude of insects and bugs begin to emerge from their hiding spots, some may be more likely to harm you than others. In this article, we will explore the most dangerous spring pests you should be eliminating around your home.

Ticks

If you aren’t maintaining your lawn regularly, there’s a good chance that you are creating the perfect utopia for unwanted, disease-carrying ticks. Not only does this put you and your family at risk, your pets could also fall victim to these stealthy pests. If you find a tick attached to you, remove it as soon as possible to avoid the transmission of Lyme Disease or other devastating tick-borne illnesses that could hinder your health.

Spiders

While not all spiders are considered dangerous spring pests, there is a fair share of species that can cause harm when they feel threatened. Among these species, the scariest ones will tend to be brown recluse spiders and black widows. Eliminating other pests and insects around your home will also help limit the amount of food spiders have available to them on your property and will, hopefully, encourage them to seek shelter elsewhere.

Termites

While they don’t pose significant health threats like the other pests on this list, termites are dangerous because of their feeding habits. Left undisturbed in your home, a large colony of termites is capable of causing extensive damages that will leave a major dent in your pocketbook. Now that the weather is warming up and termites are becoming more active, it may be time to schedule a termite inspection to ensure you are safe from these dangerous spring pests.

Wasps

Many wasp species are incredibly aggressive when they feel they or their nest is threatened. And, although they are normally found outside nesting in eaves, a home’s siding or trees that are situated on the property, wasps can also find their way indoors. Nearly 50 to 100 people die annually from bee or wasp stings. If you find these pests in your home, partnering with a pest control provider is the safest way to eliminate them.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.