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Which Spring Insects Might Invade Now

Spring is finally here, and the weather is getting warmer. What this also means is that spring insects are coming out of hibernation and many will soon be invading your home. In fact, some varieties are probably making an unwanted appearance in your house already. In this post, we will take a look at some of the you need to know about these insects. Understanding the habits of spring insects may even help you with pest control in your London home, and prevent them from becoming a nuisance later on in the season.

Facts about some common spring insects

Most insects lay eggs before the winter and then die off. Once spring comes around, these eggs begin to hatch. Other insects go into hibernation and emerge when it warms up. Others simply become less active. Some of these spring insects include moths, flies and ants. Take extra care this spring, or you could find yourself preparing for insect pest treatment instead of enjoying the gorgeous weather.

Moths require you to get spring cleaning

Moths usually become inactive and go into a type of dormant state over winter until the weather gets quite warm. This gives you a great opportunity to get rid of them in early spring. Before summer arrives, you should go through your cupboards and drawers.

house moth

You’ll be able to spot and easily eliminate these moths. Also wash your clothes on hot. This will destroy any eggs the moths may have laid. In addition, do a thorough spring clean. Pull out your furniture to get into dark corners where eggs might be. Then pull up your rugs and steam clean your carpets if possible.

Ants start to become active during spring

Ants also struggle to survive winter. What usually happens is that their activities slow down and they rarely leave the colony. This is why it often seems as if ants disappear during winter.

ant in a london garden

You can take advantage of this by sealing up cracks in your window frames, skirting boards and doors. You should also seal up the area between walls and counters, and also walls and floors. Many common species of UK ant like to enter people’s homes in search of a sugary meal.

Flies are spring insects no one wants in their home

These insects do not hibernate. However, they do seek shelter and food sources once they start to become more active during spring. This shelter can include your home. To prevent this, you need to keep your home free of rubbish, especially food waste. Make sure to frequently empty your dustbins. As part of your London fly control regime, do not leave rubbish inside the home for long periods of time. Bins should also have lids which seal tightly. Don’t leave fruit exposed on display, as this will attract mini beasts like fruit flies. Also, make sure to clean your counters and floors well and often. These could be covered with microscopic food debris and sticky spills, both of which flies like to feed on.

Sally

Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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