Pests are a year-round nuisance. And ideally, we want our homes to be completely pest free, regardless of the time of year.
This blog will look at the best time to use professional pest control and why it’s essential to a pest-free home or business.
We’ll look at the following pest control questions:
- When is the best time to spray for bugs?
- What time of year are pests most active?
- Is pest control worth it in the winter?
- How long does home pest control last?
- Do you need monthly pest control?
- What are the hardest pests to get rid of?
When is the Best Time to Spray for Bugs?
It’s recommended that you at least schedule pest control in the early spring. This is the time of year when the populations of bugs, nests, and colonies are relatively low.
As flowers and plants bloom and the weather warms up, many animals and bugs begin waking up from hibernation, start mating, and seek a food source. Pests are also most active in the early morning, making this the best time to apply insecticides and other pest control treatments.
What Time of Year Are Pests Most Active?
Overall, pests tend to be most active in the summertime. As the spring wakes up pests and brings them out of hiding, summer offers the perfect temperature for thriving and building up their population. Especially in humidity, the summer weather can create built-up moisture in basements and attics, tempting pests to search for entry points.
Is Pest Control Worth it in the Winter?
While pests may thrive in the summer and spring, the colder weather can entice them into homes in search of food and warmer temperatures.
Regular pest control services are the best way to prevent infestations. This keeps potential threats from growing to a dangerous level, stopping the infestation early on.
How Long Does Home Pest Control Last?
The treatments done by pest control services tend to only last for a few months. Because of this, continuous pest control is highly recommended. In the case of extreme pest infestations, more frequent treatment may be required until the problem is controlled.
Do You Need Monthly Pest Control?
Most pest control companies recommend a minimum of four visits yearly (once every three months). While bi-weekly treatment may only be needed in extreme situations, monthly treatment can control pests more effectively in certain climates.
Arizona has warmer seasons overall compared with other states. Pests may stay out of or spend less time in hibernation in the winter months. The rainy season in Arizona lasts from June through September, the most popular season for pest activity. Monsoon humidity can also build up moisture indoors, creating a comfy environment for pests to nest.
What are the Hardest Pests to Get Rid of?
Infestations are already difficult to control, regardless of the type of pests. Certain pests are especially difficult to exterminate, even for professionals. That’s why frequent pest control is essential to maintaining a home free from bugs and rodents. Of the pests that roam in and around the house, the most difficult to get rid of include termites, bed bugs, and cockroaches.
To get rid of termite infestations, the entire population must be extinguished. A single surviving termite can change from a worker to a queen and begin rebuilding the colony. Having the proper knowledge and tools to locate and control a colony is critical to properly getting rid of each termite and decreasing the chance of relapse.
Bed bugs invade the most intimate parts of the home: beds, clothing, blankets, pillows, furniture, etc. Bed bugs are particularly difficult to get rid of because they can multiply quickly. Without strong and effective methods, it’s hard to control the population.
When people think of pest infestations, cockroaches tend to be the first nuisance to come to mind. There are numerous reasons why cockroaches are so challenging to get rid of. For one, they are pros at hiding and will choose multiple spots to live in the home. Cockroaches also breed quickly and can build up a resistance to pesticides.