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Seasonal Pest Patterns: What to Expect and How to Prepare on Long Island




Living in Long Island, you're no stranger to the changing seasons and the different pests they bring. Understanding these seasonal pest patterns is crucial for homeowners to prepare for and prevent infestations effectively. In this guide, we'll explore what pests to expect each season in Long Island and offer tips to keep them at bay.


Spring – The Awakening Season

Common Spring Pests

As the weather warms, pests like ants, termites, and mosquitoes become active. This is the time for homeowners to be vigilant about early signs of infestation.


Preparation and Prevention Tips

Regularly inspect your home for cracks and crevices where pests might enter. Ensure your yard is clean and free from standing water to prevent mosquito breeding.


Summer – High Season for Pests

Typical Summer Pests

Summer brings a higher activity of pests like bees, wasps, and ticks. Outdoor activities can increase encounters with these pests.


Keeping Pests at Bay

Maintain a well-trimmed lawn and garden to reduce tick habitats. Be cautious of stagnant water and consider professional pest control services for bee and wasp nests.


Fall – Preparing for Overwintering

Fall Pests to Look Out For

Rodents, like mice and rats, start seeking shelter for the winter. Cockroaches and spiders may also increase in visibility.


Prevention Strategies

Seal any entry points and keep your home clean to deter these pests. Consider installing door sweeps and repairing window screens.


Winter – Low Activity, But Not Zero

Winter Pest Concerns

While pest activity is lower, it's crucial to be mindful of rodents and small insects seeking warmth inside homes.


Winter Pest Proofing

Continue to monitor for signs of rodents and keep your home tidy. Ensure firewood is stored away from your home's structure.


Understanding seasonal pest patterns in Long Island is essential for effective pest management. Being proactive in each season can significantly reduce the likelihood of infestations.


If you face any pest-related issues or need expert advice, don't hesitate to contact Luxe Pest Control at 800-585-LUXE(5893).

 

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