Long Island summers are known for their lazy beach days, sunsets, and walks on the boardwalk. It’s a wonderful time of the year filled with warm sunny days and joyous lifelong memories. Unfortunately, in the later months of summer, pests can invade your summer fun. Pests love warm weather as much as we do and are more likely to invade your property during this cheerful time.
Types of Long Island Late Summer Pests:
Ants can be more than just a summer picnic nuisance. Late summer serves as a crucial period for ant reproduction and the formation of new colonies. They have large colonies that can lead to infestations in your homes and businesses. Their small size means they can enter structures easily. They can cause structural damage to homes and spread bacteria.
Encounters with wasps, bees, and hornets tend to rise during the latter part of summer. During this season, these stinging insects can become more aggressive due to food sources becoming more scarce. One of the reasons for the increased danger is the limited availability of food sources.
During the late summer, cockroach infestations can worsen due to the warm and humid weather, which provides ideal conditions for their reproduction and activity. They are known to carry and spread bacteria, which can contaminate food and surfaces in households. This can lead to potential health risks, such as food poisoning, diarrhea, and allergies.
Late summer is a time when fleas, ticks, and mites are more active. They can transmit various diseases through their bites. These diseases can cause symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe illness and can affect both humans and animals.
Late summer weather is ideal for spiders with warm temperatures and an abundance of other insects to feed upon. If the weather gets too hot, spiders will seek relief, often inside your homes and businesses. Some spiders, such as the black widow, can be dangerous to humans with their venomous bites.
Late summer provides perfect conditions for rodents to breed rapidly. A small infestation can quickly escalate into a full-blown invasion if not addressed promptly. Rodents, such as mice and rats, are notorious for making their way into our homes and properties during this time of year. These intruders can pose significant dangers to our health and property.
During late summer, some bird species may become more territorial and aggressive, especially if they are nesting. This behavior can pose risks to people. Species like pigeons and starlings can exhibit aggressive behaviors when they perceive threats to their nesting sites. Some bird species can carry zoonotic diseases that are transmissible to humans.
Take Proactive Measures
Don’t wait for pests to invade your home and disrupt your peace of mind. Take proactive measures to safeguard your property with preemptive action and year-round pest control. By reaching out to the professionals at Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc., you can fortify your defenses against late summer pests, and maintain a pest-free environment throughout the year.