BCS August Pest Control Outlook!
The month of August is one of the most significant months of the year for many pest control issues. By now, most species of pests have larger populations, which in the predator/prey world means more and more available resources. Homeowner sightings of predatory pests such as snakes, wildlife with babies, and huge populations of insects go up.
Some of our most frequent August pest control issues in Bryan & College Station include:
Housefly & Biting Fly Populations Swell
The good news is that we are nearing the end of the season for the bigger biting flies such as deer fly and horse fly. What remains are the smaller species such as the black biting fly. There is also a more significant presence of fruit flies and drain flies.
Ants – Indoors and Out
The number of ant species and the size of their colonies is mind-boggling in the summer. Fire ants, crazy ants, pharaoh ants, Argentine ants, harvester ants … the list keeps going. They are all out and abundant and most are frantically scavenging for food to sustain the colony in preparation for colder months. This means home invasions.
Social Wasp – Yellowjackets and Hornets
Yellowjacket and hornet populations are also growing and by mid-August a yellowjacket colony can number in the thousands.
Not only are they abundant and prolific, they are also more aggressive in their hunt for food. If you think you have a wasp nest – in-ground or a paper hive – do not approach it. Just call us. We have the tools and skill to deal with wasp colonies safely.
Mosquitoes, Mosquitos, Mosquit-woes
They seem to be the bane of every morning and every evening. Mosquitoes are so rampant that they completely change our outdoor living experience. Don’t suffer!! Reclaim your yard. Learn about our residential protection plan with a Mosquito Barrier by calling today.
By August, the young summer mammals are now “tweens” and accompanying their parents on food runs. Larger mammals such as raccoons and other wildlife remain a top call for pest services throughout August.
If you have a pest control issue, give us a call. We offer emergency service calls and ongoing pest control options that are both comprehensive and affordable. We work with both homeowners and commercial properties, including realtors.