In the DC area, pests don’t seem to take a break throughout the year. As new pests roll into town with the changing seasons, they are on the hunt for safe places to reside, eat, and mate—and your home can provide the perfect conditions to do so.
While professional pest control can help remedy an ongoing infestation, scheduling regular pest control treatments throughout the year can keep you proactively protected. But just how often should pest control be done at your house? And what pests should you be worried about throughout the DC seasons?
Seasonal Pests in Northern Virginia
Every year, a multitude of pests converge in the Metro DC area. Depending upon the weather, some pests are more prone to infest your home or business due to their specific breeding season or need for man-made shelters for food and survival. Here are some of the pests we see throughout the year:
January through March
At the beginning of the year, pests are searching for warmth and easily accessible food sources. Without professional pest control in place from Alexandria Pest Services, your home could be a haven for cold, hungry insects and wildlife. Additionally, as we move into spring, certain pests become more active as they seek out areas to colonize with nearby food sources.
The most common pests calls we receive from January through March include:
April through June
With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, pests in Northern Virginia have begun establishing their numbers in the warmer weather. As they seek out food sources to feed their colonies, they can easily make their way into your home if it’s not protected.
The most common pests from April through June include:
July through September
As the hottest three months of the year, July, August, and September continue to provide the perfect climate for a plethora of pests. Many pests we see from April to June are still thriving, and their drive to nourish their colonies hasn’t stopped.
Pests we frequently see from July through September include:
October through December
During the final three months of the year, temperatures start to drop again—meaning pests will begin seeking out a comfortable place to survive through the winter. During October and November, termites are still out and about, too, searching for any exposed wood to sink their teeth into.
Autumnal pests we commonly see from October through December include:
- Stink Bugs
Year Round Pests
On top of all the seasonal pests we see, there are a few outliers that are just as likely to infiltrate your home any time of the year, including:
- Bed bugs
- Nuisance birds
Prevent Pests All Year Long with Alexandria Pest Services
With so many pests trying to knock down your door all year long, pest control services from Alexandria Pest Services will help to keep your home protected—no matter what pests are in season. Give us a call today to discuss our pest control programs.
Contact us for Your Pest Control Needs!
It’s very likely that you’ll encounter at least one of these common pests throughout the year. When you do, we’re here to help. At Alexandria Pest Services, we provide dependable pest control services in Northern Virginia. If you find that you are having a problem with insects, rodents, termites, or other pests and need an exterminator, call Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 to schedule a professional evaluation. We can help you get rid of these invaders in your home or office! Contact us today to learn more.