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Seasonal Pest Updates

Summertime is a great time of year. The weather gets warmer, the kids are out of school, pool parties are in full swing and it’s just an all-around good time of year. However, with the summer weather change also comes some unwanted pests and critters that will drive us crazy. Today we are going to talk about some of the seasonal insects and other pests that you will see in the summer time and how you can protect yourself from them.

Fire Ants

These can be the some of the worst bites you will ever get in your life. Fire ants will sting and leave you with a horrible blister. If you or your children step in a fire ant bed they will attack you in swarms and sometimes they can be all over your foot or leg before you have time to get them off. There are many different things that people have come up with over the years such as pouring boiling water on the ant mound, shoveling dirt from one ant mound to another and pouring oil on ant mounds but all of these things are really ineffective because until the queens are gone the fire ants won’t leave your yard either. The best way to get rid of fire ants is with fire ant killer that you can buy from your local home improvement store. When you use fire ant killer the ants take the poison to the queen, or queens, and when the queens die the fire ants usually die or move on as well.

Termites

These little bugs can not only cause damage to your home but they can also cost you thousands of dollars in repairs to your home. The best way to protect your home from termites and the horrible damage that they can do to your home is to get termite treatment. This is really the only way to make sure that your home is protected. Birmingham pest control can give you the best treatment options available if your home is already infested with termites and you will need to act fast because termites can spread very quickly and they will continue to damage your home until you get rid of them.

Creepy Crawlers

When roaches invade your home it seems as though they multiply with the speed of light and it’s because they actually do. A female roach will produce about one hundred and fifty offspring during her lifetime. To keep them away from your home you will need to have regular pest control services and if you see any you need to make sure that you remove all trash. Leaving trash sitting in your home will attract them in large numbers.