Lubbock TX is home to many types of pests that are, for the most part, active throughout most of the year. Due to our mild climate, pests don’t necessarily wait out the winter like they would in other parts of the country. That said, there are still a number of seasonal pests unique to our area. At Bug Out, we believe it is very important to learn what pests are most common in certain parts of the year in order to prepare yourself for an infestation. With information provided to us by the NPMA, we are sharing expert information on common seasonal pests to keep your eye out for throughout the year.
Fall and Winter Pests to Look Out For
The NPMA has warned that the mosquito and tick season may extend well into fall this year due to the mild summer we experienced. Due to the fact that we have such mild winters, we deal with multiple pests throughout the fall and winter:
- Rats & mice. When temperatures dip, rodents will try to get indoors to wait out the colder months.
- Ants. Because they need moisture, ants will be driven indoors more than usual this time of year to seek out sources of water.
- Cockroaches. Similarly to ants, roaches will hide in dark, damp areas of the home in the fall and winter.
What Pests are Common in Lubbock TX Spring and Summer?
During the spring and summer months, we deal with a plethora of pests. Our warm mild weather drives all types of pests to be more active and reproduce. One of the most common pests we deal with is termites, which can infest homes throughout the year but usually swarm in the spring and summer. Mosquitoes are always active in the height of the summer months, which is also when hoards of flies come out of nowhere. Lastly, stinging insects are at peak activity in the summertime, which is when nests are often their most dangerous.
Seasonal Pest Prevention
Due to our climate and weather patterns throughout the year, Lubbock TX residents and business owners experience a lot of pest problems. It’s important to know which pests to keep your eye out for in order to prevent a seasonal pest problem. The residential and commercial exterminators at Bug Out can work with you to ensure you are protected from pests all year long.