For many, summer is an exciting time! The days are longer and hotter, we get to spend more time outdoors, but that warm weather welcomes ants, bees, and other unwanted pests. If you spot an infestation in your home, trust Twin Forks Pest Control® to handle the job of removing those pests as soon as possible. Infestations that are left unattended can result in serious damage to your home that can be very expensive to repair.
Spot an Ant in Your Kitchen?
Carpenter ants tend to prefer dead and decaying wood, but they also thrive in damp wood that can be found in door frames, windowsills, and around pipes. These ants make tunnels that they use for nesting, and as the colony grows, more damage will be done to your home. They also form colonies in dirt mounds, dead or dying trees, and other areas which can eventually take over your garden or yard. Ant infestations must be treated quickly to minimize the damage done to your home, and Twin Forks Pest Control®’s combination of bait traps, dusts, and insecticides will ensure that the colony will stay away for good.
Spring and summer are peak seasons for bees and wasps to come out of hibernation. During these seasons, they start colonizing and gathering pollen for their hives. We know they can be a nuisance to you, your family, and guests in your home, but they can also be extremely dangerous to your health.
Bees, wasps, and yellow jackets tend to leave humans alone. Most of them will build their nests out of sight, but they are very territorial. We recommend calling a professional, like Twin Forks Pest Control to get rid of nests that have developed on your property. They use professional dust (known as deltamethrin) to successfully clear out a nest. In some cases, a special pesticide is used to get rid of the intruders while also being non-toxic to you and your family. Honeybees and bumblebees are not aggressive and provide benefits to nature by cross-pollinating plants on Long Island. Twin Forks Pest Control® works with local beekeepers to relocate the bees, so they are not harmed after being removed from your yard.
Carpenter bees, which are often mistaken for bumblebees, will not harm you, but they will cause damage to your home as they burrow into wood to build their nests. The wood that they excavate is usually the structural wood of your home, and as you can imagine, this can lead to paying large sums of money for repairs if action is not taken early. Check your decks, porches, support beams, and other exposed wood, as these tend to be spots that they target. If you discover carpenter bees in your home, take immediate action by contacting Twin Forks Pest Control®.
Cicada Season is Here
Rumor has it that cicadas will be really active this year, and unfortunately, there is not much preventative action that anyone can take as they come on to your property in large numbers. However, if they are found in small numbers, you can remove them by hand. You can also try wrapping your tree trunks and large bushes with foil or barrier tape to catch them while they are climbing plants to feed on them or lay eggs. Spray them off your plants with a hose and protect your young plants by covering them with netting.
Trust Twin Forks Pest Control® to Eliminate Insects
If you are experiencing issues with insects this season, Twin Forks Pest Control® is here to help. Call 631-287-9020 if you live in Southampton, 631-324-9020 if you live in East Hampton, and 631-298-0500 if you live in Southold.