Exterminators expecting more bugs this spring and summer

Exterminators expecting more bugs this spring and summer

As the season changes, we can expect more pesky bugs this spring and summer.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Spring is in the air and spring pests are swarming their way into Middle Georgia.

The people over at Arrow Exterminators say bugs do not discriminate against homes they invade.

You can find roaches, ants, termites, bees, mosquitoes, and any other type of bug in the wealthiest of homes as well as inside a more modest house, according to Ben Dupree, an Arrow Exterminators' manager.

This time of year as the weather heats up and the humidity heats up, you'll start seeing what we call “swarmers,” says Dupree. "These are the termites that have wings. They come out of their tunnels and they mate.”

It really dose not matter if you live in a custom made luxury home or a more modest home, according to Dupree. You will eventually have termite issues.

"It's not a matter of if you'll have termites but when," adds Dupree.

There are a few things homeowners can do to help reduce the number of pesky bugs, such as remove any stagnate water around your home. It can draw mosquitoes.

"This year I think everybody knows what the weather has been like, with all the rain and water that we've had this past winter and this early spring," he continued." We're looking for a huge hatching of mosquitoes."

Carpenter bees are also a problem this spring. Dupree suggest homeowners use a more durable wood, like pine for facial boards and outdoor patios, and decks. It will help to prevent carpenter bees from laying eggs inside softer woods surrounding their homes.

"Carpenter bees for one thing are pollinating," says Dupree. "They're pollinating our plants and flowers. This time of the year we see most of them, when they're invading homes."

Some local exterminators said, you can have your yard treated for mosquitoes and other bugs for around $45 dollars, depending on the size of the yard. 

Termites' service starts at around $450 with a few companies, but that also depends on the size of the home.

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