When you suspect that you have a pest infestation in your Spring home, you deserve the benefit of a professional pest inspection to confirm the presence of insects or rodents. At Pest Arrest, our experienced, skilled exterminators have helped homeowners just like yourself keep unwanted pests at bay, and we can do the same for you. Call us at 281-825-5659 today or request your free inspection online now!

In our prior post, we reviewed a few Texas pests that are commonly identified during our thorough inspections, including ants, cockroaches, rodents, and bed bugs. Today, we will continue our discussion by examining four more pests that are usually discovered, and we will provide you with tips on how you can prevent similar infestations in the future.

Common Texas Pests

Stinging Insects

Pests like wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and other stinging insects can put a damper on your outdoor plans, especially during the spring and summer time. Stinging insects get particularly aggressive during the fall as food sources are more difficult to come by, and it is almost impossible to prevent these insects from nesting around your yard. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones from stings, stay away from nests and be careful when using powered lawn equipment, as vibrations can disturb the colony and trigger an attack.

Spiders

There are many types of spiders that are native to Southeast Texas. Some of them, like the common house spider and wolf spider, are mostly harmless. Others, however, such as the black widow spider and brown recluse, can be very dangerous as their bites cause significant harm. To prevent spider infestations in your home, sweep away visible webs when possible and vacuum frequently. Hiring a local exterminator to perform routine treatments is critical to minimizing the risk of a spider infestation in your home.

Termites

Of all the pests commonly found during an inspection, termites are one of the most destructive. These wood-destroying organisms are responsible for millions of dollars in damages every year, and when left unchecked, a termite infestation can undermine the structural integrity of your home. You can reduce the risk of infestation by eliminating moisture problems from plumbing leaks and keeping firewood, lumber, and mulch away from your foundation or crawl space. Professional termite inspections are also key to termite prevention.

Crickets

In contrast, crickets are some of the most harmless pests that are often found during inspections from a structural standpoint. However, if you have a cricket infestation in your home, the constant chirping can be enough to drive you crazy. Crickets like moisture as do many other pests, and they also love to build their harborages in piles of lumber, leaf litter, and other yard debris. Keeping your yard clean and sealing up as many exterior cracks as possible can go a long way in preventing a cricket infestation.

Schedule Your Spring Pest Inspection Today

Are you ready to experience the benefit of a professional pest inspection for your Spring home? If so, then contact Pest Arrest today. Our exterminators are happy to provide you with a free inspection to efficiently and accurately identify problem pests in your home, and we offer many different treatment options that are designed to keep them out of your home for good. Don’t wait until you have an out-of-control infestation on your hands — call us today to get started!