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Four Common Summer Pests In Texas And How To Get Rid Of Them

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With the change of the season and the increasing Texas heat, you may have begun to notice the return of many pesky insects. While each of them plays a role in their natural ecosystem, when they start to encroach on your property, they make their presence known. From eating on plants to stringing crumbs across the house, and to even biting your furry friends, these Texas pests are more than just nuisances — they can also spread illness and disease. At Bug Head Pest Control, we help develop customized pest control plans to keep your home and property pest-free season after season. Keep reading to learn more about the top summer pests affecting Texans this year and contact us today for pest control you can trust!

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Mosquitos

One of the most notorious summer pests is the mosquito. Mosquitos feed off the blood of people and animals, making spending time outside almost impossible to enjoy. These insect bites not only cause raised, itchy bumps on the skin, but they are also disease-carrying insects responsible for the transmission of West Nile virus, encephalitis, and the Zika virus. They can also cause heartworm infections in your furry friends. Pest control services in Lewisville, like Bug Head Pest Control, will work with you to develop an effective mosquito pest control plan to greatly reduce the number of these pests in your yard, making the summer safer and more enjoyable.



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Ants

The ants in Texas are nothing like the sweet ants featured in Pixar’s A Bug’s Life. Carpenter ants and fire ants are two of the most troublesome summer pests due to their infectious nature. While carpenter ants do not pose a direct danger to humans, they can compromise wood beams, trees, and other structures with their wood-destroying habits. Fire ants, on the other hand, are aggressive ants that will attack people, pets, or anything that threatens their colony. They sting their victims repeatedly, causing pain and sometimes serious allergic reactions in people including triggering anaphylaxis. While yard waste cleanup efforts do help, the best way to combat an ant infestation colony is to rely on the experts at Bug Head Pest Control to create a plan of action to rid your home of these treacherous creatures.



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Termites

Termites are quite the known criminal in Texas for damaging wooden structures. Due to their sneak tendencies, oftentimes infestations go unnoticed for months or even years —creating a trail of destruction. To keep the termites at bay, make sure you clean and maintain your gutters, remove yard waste, and fix any leaky plumbing fixtures. You can also strengthen your home’s foundation barrier by sealing any cracks and replacing weather stripping. If you do notice your home has suffered termite damage, contact our team for a free termite inspection for a clear understanding of the situation.



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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are parasitic pests that can cause problems throughout the year but are most noticeable in warmer months. Fleas and ticks pose a danger to both humans and pets due to the health risks these carriers of disease hold. Fleas can cause a severe allergic reaction in both pets and people, and even cause anemia. Ticks are known to spread a variety of serious health diseases including tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI). Besides keeping flea and tick preventative medications on your animals year-round, a serious infestation will need to be dealt with by the professionals.



Your summer plans should include BBQs and hanging out at the pool — not fighting off pests. If you are looking for pest control plans or services in Lewisville, TX, or the surrounding areas, rely on Bug Head Pest Control. Our team will help create a customized plan to deal with the many Texas pests in a safe, effective manner. Schedule with us today!

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