Are mosquitoes making your bonfires, hikes, and other summer activities uncomfortable? Across Northwest Indiana, people are feeling itchy. After all, our area has many opportunities for mosquitoes to reproduce due to all of the marshes, lakes, and other stagnant pools of warm water. When a person is bitten by these flying blood-suckers, they may have an allergic reaction. The reaction is usually in the form of itchy, red bumps and is rarely life-threatening. Although reactions appear differently depending on the person, mosquitoes’ saliva is the culprit. The contents in the saliva is something your body doesn’t recognize, which causes the allergy.
Do you love the warmth of summer evenings? If so, you aren’t alone! Bed bugs love feasting during summer nights. But we are guessing you’d rather not share your home with these tiny, rash-causing insects. These uninvited guests are hard to get rid of and every homeowner’s nightmare come true.
Buzzz! The winged, black-and-yellow, friends of the environment will be all the buzz very soon. Warmer weather means bees. While most of us are familiar with bubble bees and honey bees, there are many kinds of species of bees in our area. In fact, there are around 204 different species of bees native to Northwest Indiana! Native bees live in places like stumps, the ground, crops, mulch, and more. Most often, honeybees are the kind of bee that need to be relocated.
Yikes, termites! Nothing stops a homeowner in their tracks like the possibility of a wood destroying insect. There are good reasons to fear these dreaded little pests. After all, they destroy the wood in your home, usually, without you even knowing.
A particular yellow and black-winged insect will be making its debut soon. Warmer weather is on the horizon and picnics, baseball, fairs, and trashcans are magnets for these uninvited guests. Many mistakenly call them “bees” but these narrow-waisted and stinging insects are actually wasps.
Got ants? You aren’t alone. Ants are a common household pest in Indiana. You don’t want ants to take up residence in your home. Depending on the species, ants can damage your home, contaminate your home with germs, and some bite! Although, ants have interesting qualities. Below is a list of ant facts that make us scratch our heads.
Ticks are tiny, spidery vampires! These infamous arachnids must feed on blood to survive. They feed on many different kinds of animals like deer, squirrels, mice, household pets, and, yes, YOU!
“Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” is timeless advice. Most everyone has heard about bed bugs or known someone who has had them.
Eek! Is a mouse in your house? If you saw a mouse, you likely have an entire family of mice hiding in your walls. Perhaps you didn’t see a mouse, but you are suspicious.
When the wind carries a crispy bite and the leaves change from green to orange, a variety of summer pests will no longer “bug” you. Unfortunately, you have other pests ready to move in to your warm, cozy home.
What’s are those itchy bumps? Oh no! Could it be bedbugs? It is every homeowner’s nightmare to discover the telltale signs of bedbug infestation. Bedbugs are notoriously difficult to remove from the home. The only way to know for sure if you have bedbugs is to have an expert in pest control, like your friends at Affordable Bio Control Pest Management, identify the bugs.