Spring is a time of renewal and growth, but unfortunately, it’s also the time when pests start to make their presence known. Alberta is no exception, with a variety of pests that can cause damage to your home, garden, or health. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common pests you’ll see during the springtime in Alberta and what you can do to keep them at bay.
Ants are one of the most common pests you’ll encounter during the springtime in Alberta. They’re attracted to food and water, so you may find them in your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere there’s moisture. Carpenter ants can also cause structural damage to your home if they make their nests in wood.
To prevent ants, make sure to clean up spills and crumbs right away. Keep your kitchen and bathroom clean and dry, and seal up any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation. You can also try using ant baits or sprays, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
Flies are another common springtime pest in Alberta. They’re attracted to food and organic matter, so you may find them in your garbage, compost bin, or pet waste. Flies can spread disease, so it’s important to keep them out of your home.
To prevent flies, make sure to keep your garbage and compost bin sealed and emptied regularly. Clean up pet waste right away and keep your pet’s food and water bowls clean. You can also use fly traps or screens to keep them out of your home.
Spiders are common in Alberta year-round, but they tend to be more active in the springtime. While most spiders are harmless, some can be venomous and pose a danger to your health.
To prevent spiders, keep your home clean and clutter-free. Seal up any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation and around doors and windows. You can also use spider traps or sprays, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
- Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be a problem any time of year, but they tend to be more active in the spring and summer months. These tiny insects can cause itchy, painful bites and are notoriously difficult to get rid of once they’ve infested your home.
To prevent bed bugs, be careful when travelling and staying in hotels or other accommodations. Check your luggage and clothing for signs of bed bugs before bringing them into your home. If you suspect you have bed bugs, call a professional pest control company right away.
Mosquitoes are another common springtime pest in Alberta. They can carry disease, and their bites can be itchy and painful.
To prevent mosquitoes, get rid of any standing water around your home. Keep your windows and doors screened, and use mosquito repellent when you’re outside. A pest control company can use a variety of methods to spray for mosquitoes. They may use a misting machine to spray a fine mist of insecticide around your home or yard. They may also use a backpack sprayer to target specific areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed, such as standing water or areas with dense vegetation. Some pest control companies may also use organic or natural insecticides as an alternative to chemical sprays. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by the pest control company and take any necessary precautions, such as staying indoors during the treatment and keeping pets and children away from the treated areas.
In conclusion, springtime in Alberta brings with it a variety of pests that can cause damage to your home, garden, or health. By taking preventative measures and calling in professional pest control if necessary, you can keep these pests at bay and enjoy the beauty of springtime without worrying about unwanted guests. At Birch Fumigators, we are committed to providing professional and reliable pest control services to Edmonton and the surrounding areas. With over a century in business, we understand the unique challenges that come with pest control in this region. That’s why we offer a range of safe and effective pest control solutions for a variety of pests, including ants, flies, spiders, bed bugs, mosquitoes, and more. Our experienced technicians use the latest techniques and equipment to eliminate pests from your home or business and keep them from returning. We take pride in our commitment to customer satisfaction and are always available to answer any questions or provide expert advice. If you’re dealing with pests this springtime, contact Birch Fumigators for professional and reliable pest control services.