Summer’s here and more and more people are having backyard barbecues, going on vacation and splashing in the pool. While this is all well and good, summer is also a time of nuisance pests such as hornets, mosquitoes and ticks. . Pest problems can spiral out of control quickly, which means you should have them addressed immediately by a pest control technician in Nashville.
Don’t let pests control you this season. Be aware of these common summer pests and know what to do about them.
The Big 3: Stinging Insects, Mosquitoes and Ticks
These are the top three pests that wreak havoc during a typical Tennessee summer.
Mosquitoes and ticks can transmit diseases such as yellow fever, Zika, Lyme, West Nile, malaria, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Some are fatal, while others cause permanent disabilities or medical issues. Native to Tennessee is the tiger mosquito, featuring black and white stripes and a more aggressive temperament than other types.
You can spray your yard or your bodies to ward off mosquitoes and ticks, but they will always come back. Monthly service by your trusted Nashville pest control company is the most effective treatment to ensure they stay away.
Stinging insects can cause severe allergic reactions, including painful red rashes and anaphylactic shock. Stinging insects common to this area include:
- Yellow Jackets
- Red Wasps
- Paper Wasps
- Europeen Hornets
- Bald Faced Hornets
These include the American cockroach, carpenter ants, termites, beetles and black widow spiders, and they represent the most hazardous wood-boring pests in the state. That’s because they cause untold amounts of damage to wooden structures, and any paper-based material—even wall paper. They also contaminate food, such as in the case of the American cockroach, or deliver poisonous venom, as in the case of the black widow spider. Be careful of those spiders – they lurk in wood piles on your property.
Perhaps the most common pest in Tennessee is the rodent, thanks to their ability to reproduce very quickly. The most common types of mice in Tennessee are:
- House Mice
- Deer Mice
- Cotton Dear Mice
Rodents damage and consume about one third of food sources every year. They’re also the main cause behind countless house fires due to their tendency to nest in dryers and vents. Their constant gnawing of clothing, furniture, wires, car engines, and structures cause millions of dollars’ worth of property damage annually.
If that weren’t enough, they transmit dangerous diseases through their droppings such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, Tularemia and Salmonella.
Don’t let pests like these rule your summer! Have a professional exterminator in Nashville on your side.
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