Springtime in Ashville means you can get out on an adventure. It’s the perfect time to explore the mountains and see blooming wildflowers showing their magnificent beauty as hikers come from all over the country to enjoy downtown hiking tours. But it also means it’s time for bugs to come out as the winter gives way to the warm breeze. Springtime is a time for bugs – unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at it. Here’s some information you need to know about Springtime Bugs and what types of springtime bugs are prevalent in our area. Of course we have stink bugs too and they are not duscussed in this article, because that’s a whole other ball game for the next one.
Ashville has a mild climate year-round, which is different from surrounding Southeastern cities. The city sits at an elevation of just over 650m. Since the city is in the mountains surrounded by green forests, bugs and snakes are common here.
Common Springtime Bugs in Asheville
Due to the climate, Ashville is an attractive place for bugs. Termites, cockroaches and other common pests increase in number during the spring season.
Asheville sees a rise in rodent population during winter. These pests along with cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, and wasps could make your life difficult if you don’t take preventive measures and as rodents head back outside in the spring time, they still cause trouble around your property.
Ants are among the most common spring time bugs but they last way into the summer months and can be a particular nuisance in and around your home. They often infest homes and properties as these tiny scavengers love moisture and access to food. If you have seen an ant infestation near your property, it’s important to identify the ant species and take action accordingly.
Termites and Bed Bugs
Among other pests, termites are the most difficult to get rid of once they have burrowed under your furniture. They will slowly eat wood and create large cavities inside furniture. Other bugs that are difficult to control are bed bugs. Although they don’t spread disease, they are parasitic insects that can bite humans and pets. They are tiny and difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Wasps and bees
Wasps can sting and disrupt your daily life. Not only this, but the sting can make you sick and cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. If you have seen wasps on your property, it’s important to call in professional help. At Apex Pest Control, we have the required technology and experience to handle all kinds of wasp infestations in Ashville.
How to prevent Springtime Bug’s
Bug infestations are common in Asheville. With spring around the corner, it’s the perfect time for bugs to lay eggs and increase their population. If you want to stay safe from bug bites this year, follow the preventive measures below.
- Don’t buy secondhand furniture, mattress, and bed to avoid bringing bugs into your home
- Use protective encasing on your box springs, mattress and upholster furniture to keep bed bugs away from safe havens
- Clear clutter to make it uneasy for bugs to hide in your home
- Wash laundry in hot water and dry it at high temperature to kill eggs and bug larva
- Call for professional help when you identify an infestation
How can we help you with your springtime bugs?
As an industry leader, Apex Pest Control will help you to get rid of bugs on your property in Ashville. We use the latest technology and have treatments available to keep you safe while making life difficult for pests and bugs in your home and surroundings.