The weather is getting colder here on Long Island; it’ll be months before spring warms us back up again. We do our best to stay warm and limit our time out in the cold, and unfortunately, we’re not the only ones out there doing just that.
If you want to stay out of the cold, you can bet all sorts of pests out there would like to do the same. And if you’re keeping your home warm, they’ll think that’s the perfect place to go.
So what are some of the most annoying pests here on Long Island that may want to give us a visit this winter?
Crickets are one of the most annoying pests that could be looking for shelter from the cold. That’s not to downplay some of the potential dangers crickets can bring. They can potentially carry diseases such as E. Coli and salmonella. What makes crickets, specifically the males, so annoying is their chirping. It may not sound like a big deal to those who haven’t had a cricket infestation in their home, but the sound can quickly become unbearable with just one well-placed cricket in your home, let alone an infestation’s worth.
Like crickets, mice can also potentially transfer deadly diseases to you and your family. And while mice don’t have the loud, annoying chirps of male crickets, they tend to gnaw their way through things. They could work their way through the food in your pantry, costing you hundreds of dollars in lost food items. Even worse, they could eat through wires or pipes in your home and cost you thousands of dollars.
Speaking of pests gnawing through your household, we must include termites in our list of dangerous pests. As we all know, termites’ primary food source is dead plant matter such as wood, a material most likely used in constructing your home. Termites don’t have much in terms of natural enemies and predators, so any hint of a termite infestation will require immediate professional assistance.
Though many spiders eat other bugs that are also very annoying, we don’t exactly want them having free reign in our homes either. Besides, there are few things more annoying than having an itchy spider bite, which can lead to days of discomfort. And that’s if the spider in question isn’t one of the more evil ones. Believe it or not, venomous spiders like the black widow can be found on Long Island.
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Crickets, mice, termites, and spiders are just a tiny sampling of the pests that can annoy you and your family in the coming months. Unfortunately, some of these pests can also genuinely be dangerous. Thankfully, Twin Forks Pest Control® can help make your home pest free and restore safety and comfort for you and your family. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (631) 287-9020 if you’re in the Southampton region, (631) 324-9020 if you’re in or around Easthampton, or (631) 298-0500 if you’re in or around Southold. We look forward to hearing from you.