There are a few different types of insects you might see in your home, and each season will bring different pests, serving as a “peak time” for certain organisms. These peak times will vary depending on the region of the world you live in. For instance, if we’re talking about the Sunshine Coast of Australia, then we can say that between spring and summer is when most pests like to appear. Below, we list the different insects to appear per season.
Cockroaches make their appearance in spring, and will flourish during the hotter months of summer. Ants are also typically more active in the spring and summer seasons as these are their mating seasons, but they will still come out later in the year.
Apart from ants and cockroaches, mosquitoes like to hang out during the summer season, especially if there is water nearby (which they need for breeding). Summer is when mosquitoes start to appear and will increase in numbers as the hotter months of autumn arrive. Once winter hits, there won’t be any flying insects outside for them to feed on.
Ants are also more likely to appear in autumn, as cold fronts make their way around the Sunshine Coast. These ants will appear to scavenge for food, which you’ll see them carrying. They are typically not as dangerous as their summer counterparts. You will also be noticing spiders and crickets.
The quietest season for pests is winter; almost no insects are around. However, there are still bedbugs that crawl around, and they can survive without feeding during this time. Insects that become more active in colder temperatures are typically the ones you don’t want at your home, especially camel crickets and spiders. You’ll notice them coming inside to seek shelter during the months of autumn and winter where it becomes cold outside.
Pests That Are Active Through All Seasons
Watch out for three different pests which maintain a steady presence throughout the year:
- Termites – Termite treatment is important any time of the year to protect your home from infestation and damage. While they do not typically flourish in the colder months, once it becomes summer again, that’s when they become more active.
- Bees & Wasps – These pests are always on the lookout for food sources, so it’s important to keep your home free of garbage and food crumbs that attract these buzzing creatures. Wasp nests tend to be higher up in trees or bushes where there isn’t as much direct sunlight.
- Bed Bugs – Bed bug treatment is important any time of the year to protect your home from infestation and damage. However, you will typically see them during times when it’s warmer out and they can come out and feed on their hosts (that would be you, me, and even our neighbours). Bed bugs may carry diseases, making them one of the most dangerous pests.
How Sunshine Coast Pest Control Differs By Season
During the summer months when there is a high presence of mosquitoes and other insects, an exterminator will typically use baits to kill the insects. These are designed to attract them while also containing ingredients that will kill them upon contact. During the winter months when pest control is more likely focused on termites and bed bugs, exterminators will typically use non-repellant chemicals for treatment. Call your nearest pest control companies and ask for Sunshine Coast pest control quotes before deciding on the right service for your property.
The bottom line is, it is important to be prepared at all times by using pest management strategies or hiring a professional pest control company. If you’re seeing any type of pest infestation, call a professional for help right away.