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Four Seasons Pest Control Approach: What Does That Really Mean?

Charlotte’s beautiful climate and pleasant temperatures not only make it a wonderful home for people, but also make it desirable to all sorts of pests. With each new season comes new changes and challenges. Treating pests year-round is key to ensuring a pest free home.

Truly Nolen’s approach to pest control is a year-round effort using the Four Seasons Pest Control Program. This program is designed to adapt to the changes pests undergo as the seasons change. Our research and development team created this program to effectively address changes in pest behavior from season to season in Charlotte, from summer ants to winter rodents, we are prepared to keep your home and business pest free.

Known for charming historic homes, neighborhoods in Charlotte easily foster pests due to structural deficiencies allowing easy access for pests year-round. And no matter how clean your home or business is, pests migrate inside through these structural deficiencies, such as hairline cracks and dime-sized holes, making themselves at home in your basement, attic, on your pets or on your belongings.

Charlotte pests come in a variety of shapes, sizes and environmental needs. As the seasons change, so do their needs. Truly Nolen has compiled a list of pests and their seasonal needs and behaviors:

Spring

Spring in CharlotteWarmer spring temperatures invite a multitude of pests to begin nesting and mating including ants, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and spiders. Spring is also a mating season for rodents; a rodent infested home can easily house up to 30 new rodent offspring. Spring showers invite mosquito breeding as well. Fly larvae typically reach maturity at the beginning of spring and seek sweet liquids and food to eat.

Summer

Summer in CharlotteAfter a few months of warmer weather, stinging insects seeking to build new colonies and multiply are at their peak activity during the summer season, in addition to ants, termites and flies. Freshly matured mosquitoes enjoy water sources in new homes and businesses to lay their eggs in during the summer months, while feeding on the blood of sun-bathers and others enjoying the outdoors. Roaches and spiders change very little, enjoying dark and damp corners of homes and businesses.

Autumn

Autumn in CharlotteMost rodent infestations occur during the fall months, as rodents begin moving closer to human populations in search of a warm shelter. Like rodents, most insects begin seeking warm shelters and move indoors in preparation for the upcoming winter months. Stinging insects often become aggressive in the fall, as they struggle to feed the large colonies they built during the summer season.

Winter

Winter  in CharlotteRodents’ fur coats keep them warm and active during the winter months. They even begin nesting in preparation for spring. Some species of roaches also thrive in the winter months, such as the German Cockroach which enjoys lurking in dark and damp areas. Bed bugs are another common winter pest, that can easily spread from holiday-traveling humans staying at infested homes or hotels. Ants, spiders, termites, flies and even stinging insects are usually dormant during the winter season, many of which die from the cold temperatures.

The seasonal demands of pests can make pest control challenging for homeowners but not for Truly Nolen Charlotte. Our Four Seasons approach to pest control takes into account the seasonal behaviors of pests and allows us to keep your home and business pest free year-round. Let us help you proactively protect your home from pests throughout the year. Call Truly Nolen Charlotte at (704) 910-2936 to schedule an inspection with one of our highly-trained pest control specialists.


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