The Lesser Known Pests of SummerJanay Rickwalder
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Most of the country is plagued by mosquitoes or ants or bees
during the summer, but it may be surprising to learn of other nuisance pests you
might see around the home.
With the warm weather,
snakes may start appearing around homes and gardens.
They’ll be searching for a meal such as small rodents, and their
territory might include a neighborhood as their habitats are being
lost to development. If you spot a snake, it’s advised that you
call a professional to remove the animal. Do not attempt to dispose
of it on your own; some species can be poisonous and some are
protected by federal or state laws.
Larger insects such as grasshoppers
beetles have also been reported across the country in higher
than usual numbers. Some are migrating while others have been
accidentally introduced to a habitat without predators. If this is
happening in your area, local professionals are most likely aware
of the situation, but you can help by reporting unusually high
numbers of insects near a home or business.