Daylight savings means longer days and more time to play outside, but the extended sunlight also brings annoying pests out. The warmer weather that comes with daylight savings can encourage pests to come out of hibernation, so it’s important for homeowners to be prepared to deal with insects as spring arrives.
Daytime Pests in Illinois
Mosquitoes are known to be nocturnal, but these pests are also active during the day. Warm weather encourages breeding activity, and mosquitoes are most active at dusk. People who spend time outdoors during the day risk being bitten. It is possible for these pests to spread disease when they bite. Dangerous diseases including West Nile virus and malaria are spread through mosquito bites.
Stinging pests are especially prevalent during daylight hours. Bees use the opportunity to find pollen sources, and people who plant flowers in their garden are likely to encounter these stinging pests during the day. Bees that feel they have been provoked will sting. People who are allergic to bee stings can have a life-threatening reaction that makes it difficult for them to breathe. Immediate medical attention is needed when anaphylaxis occurs. Wasps tend to be more of a nuisance than bees because of their tendency to sting without being provoked.
Is It Time To Call a Professional?
Do-it-yourself pest control solutions seem like a low-cost method of getting rid of common Illinois pests. The problem with these techniques is that they are rarely effective. The result of trying to deal with pest control problems without professional help is frustration over wasted time and money. Professional pest control technicians use specialized equipment and extensive knowledge to effectively eliminate pest problems.