The spring and summer seasons are meant to be enjoyed outdoors! Don’t stay cooped up inside because pests have taken over your lawn. Here are a handful of pests that the Bizzy Bee Exterminators can address during spring and summer:
Spring Pests to Watch For
In spring, you’ll see the beginnings of new life all around you – leaves are sprouting from tree limbs, bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the earth begins to turn green again. However, the cold weather of winter is gone, and insects begin to ditch their hibernation spot to search for their three must-haves: 1) food, 2) lodging, and 3) a breeding ground. Consider the following pests that are common in spring:
- Yellow Jackets
Summer Pests to Watch For
Once summer is in full swing, you can expect a few additional pests to make their way into your yard or in the nearby woods. In addition to the spring pests, you will also see the bats and ticks in the summertime. While bats do not generally get close to people, ticks are a real threat to a person’s health. The most common ticks in Georgia are the Lone Star tick, American Dog tick, and Black-Legged tick.
Contrary to popular belief, ticks don’t jump onto unknowing passengers and immediately start feasting. Ticks are normally perching on tall grass, brush, or leaves and “catch a ride” onto the passerby (animal or person). After it finds an optimal feasting spot (i.e., armpit, behind the knees, or in the groin area), it will bury its head in the skin to suck the blood.