Everything is bigger in Texas, and unfortunately, that sometimes includes bugs. Texas is home to hundreds of different species of insects, and while many do not pose a threat, there are others you will want to eliminate from your home immediately. Do not hesitate to contact a wildlife and pest control service if you are worried one of these pests has made its way into your house.
Around 980 species of spiders reside in Texas. Most of these are harmless, and many are beneficial to have around a garden. However, Texas is also home to the brown recluse and black widow spiders. Until a professional comes out, you need to be extremely careful around piles of firewood as spiders often make their home in these dark, reclusive places.
Scorpions often do not travel in packs, but you will have a severe problem is scorpions decide to make your home their nest. The stings are typically not deadly, but they can be painful. The main way to keep scorpions away is to have your house regularly sprayed as a preventive measure.
Texas is home to around 85 species of mosquitoes, including the dangerous Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti, which can bring chikungunya and yellow fever. Although Texas is dry most of the year, there are still plenty of standing water for mosquitoes to gather around. Keep standing water out of your property, and repair any pipes or faucets creating ponds immediately.
Most of Texas’ roaches are found by the Texas Gulf Coast. They prefer this more humid climate, and without prompt pest control in San Antonio, their populations will explode in your home overnight. They spread diseases, and you need to throw away any food that roaches come into contact with.
Fire, carpenter and acrobat ants are all found in Texas. The state is also home to the dangerous crazy ant, which is known for its erratic behavior. At their least aggressive, ants will damage the foundation to your home. At their most aggressive, ants can cause painful stings. Avoid getting too close from a colony.
Contact a commercial exterminator from Terminix as soon as you notice a pest problem around your house. Unfortunately, pests are common around Texas all year round, so you may want to invest in preventive measures frequently to keep insects out of your home. Contact Terminix through their online form in lieu of getting rid of a potentially dangerous pest on your own.