Spring Pests on the California Central Coast

In San Luis Obispo, and the Central Coast of California, spring brings with it the promise of warmer weather and bright sunshine as well as fresh green grass and new plant shoots. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when household pests come out in full force. You can expect visits from carpenter ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, termites, rodents and mice. These creatures tend to slow down during the cold weather, and put the brakes on breeding, until the warmer months when there is more food available to them.

The warm weather is conducive to breeding and, with yards full of fresh flowers and young green plant shoots, there is plenty for them to eat. Early rains are likely to bring out winged ants, which is a sign that termites and carpenter ants are sure to follow. Termites can be a significant problem at this time of year, as the warmer temperatures bring them out of the soil.

An early spring arrival this year means you need to make sure you are ready to deal with all of nature in its different forms. To help keep your home pest-free, be sure that any cracks or crevices around the home have been sealed for this will help prevent access to pests.