Get Ready: May is a Prime Time for Pest Infestations

Get Ready: May is a Prime Time for Pest Infestations

  • Get Ready: May is a Prime Time for Pest Infestations

As the weather gets warmer and the flowers start to bloom, we all know that spring has officially arrived. But do you know who else is welcoming the warmer weather? Pests! Yes, May might be a month of sunshine and happiness, but it’s also a prime time for pest infestations, with rodents and insects emerging from their winter hiding spots.

While these little visitors may seem minor, pest problems can quickly escalate, with potential health risks and damaging effects on your property. So, what are some of the pests you need to look out for during this time of year, and what can you do to protect your home?


First on the list is everyone’s favorite creepy crawler – ants. These pests thrive in warm temperatures and are especially attracted to sugary foods, meaning that your home’s kitchen is likely a perfect target. But it’s not just the sugar that lures them in, darker spaces such as inside walls and under the floors make perfect nesting locations. Left untended, you might end up with a full-blown ant infestation.


Next, let’s turn to the hero of the rodent world – mice. As temperatures start to rise, these influencers of destruction come out of hiding to gnaw at everything in their path. From electrical wires to insulation and even food, mice can wreak serious havoc on your home. And, unfortunately, these tiny creatures are highly adaptable, which means that once they settle in, it’s tough to get them out.


And last but not least, we have the most dreaded of all house pests – termites. These tiny insects can cause major damage, chewing through the wooden structure of your home and weakening it over time. And while they aren’t more active in May than any other month, new colonies might start to emerge as termite “swarmers” come out looking for new nesting spots. So, if you’re seeing swarms of winged insects around your home, it might be time to schedule an inspection with us.

4 Tips to Protect Yourself This Month

So, what can you do to protect your home from these pesky intruders? Here are a few tips:

  1. Keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs and spills. Ants are attracted to sugary foods and will happily make themselves at home in your cupboard.
  2. Seal up any potential entry points. Mice can squeeze through tiny openings that you may not even notice.
  3. Keep any wooden structures free of moisture. Termites love damp areas to colonize, so make sure to keep everything dry in and around your home.
  4. Invest in a professional pest inspection. Finding and treating pest problems early on can save you from costly repairs down the line.

May may be a beautiful month for many reasons, but we can’t forget that it’s also a prime time for pest infestations. By staying vigilant and following a few simple tips, you can protect your home from these unwanted house guests. And, if all else fails, just remember that are always standing by to serve you.

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