Summer means pool parties, cook-outs, trips to the beach and generally relaxing in the warm, Texas sunshine. But summer also means something to the bugs that have been laying low in the cool weather – more swarming, more biting, more stinging. As we head out to the backyard, deck or pool, we walk into a world of pests that either need our blood to survive or our outside structures to build their homes. At some point this summer, you’ll need Romney Pest Control San Antonio TX for these three bugs that will make your life miserable:
1. Mosquitoes. Nothing can ruin an evening on the back porch like mosquitoes. No amount of bug spray or citronella candles seems to deter them. They bite through the thickest clothing, under hats and socks and in hair. Mosquitoes are relentless. But itchy, red welts aren’t the worst part of having a mosquito problem. Mosquitoes carry diseases like West Nile virus, malaria and encephalitis. Although many of the diseases carried by mosquitoes are rare in Texas, some – like West Nile virus – are becoming more common.
2. Ticks. Ticks latch onto our feet and legs when we walk through tall grass, wooded or brushy areas. They crawl up our bodies to find a place to feed where our skin is thinnest. In our part of Texas, the ticks we encounter most are black-legged deer ticks, American dog ticks, brown dog ticks and Lone Star ticks. The most dangerous for us is the deer tick. These transmit Lyme disease, which is an extremely debilitating disease. Other diseases ticks can spread are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichiosis.
3. Wasps and Bees. A random bee sting or wasp buzzing is usually not a cause for alarm but nothing should make you call Romney Pest Control San Antonio TX faster than the sight of a beehive or wasp nest taking shape under your roof or deck. Bees and wasps are protective of their homes and will swarm and sting en masse if they are threatened. These swarming attacks can be deadly. Even stings by individual bees are dangerous if the person stung has an allergic reaction.
Encountering bugs in your yard or on a hike through the woods or at the beach is inevitable. Take precautions to avoid being stung or bitten. For mosquitoes, avoid being outside at dawn or dusk and eliminate standing water in your yard. For ticks, always wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into boots when you’re in a wooded or brushy area. Keep tall grass cut and examine yourself and your family for ticks after exposure to their habitat. To avoid being stung by bees and wasps, don’t disturb nests or hives. When you want to eliminate the problem completely, call the experts at Romney Pest Control San Antonio TX today at 214-705-1222 today. And visit our website at www.pestcontrolsanantonio-tx.com for more information about bugs.
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