July 06, 2018
Pearland is a great place to live throughout the year; however, the humid subtropical climate in the greater Houston area creates ideal breeding conditions for many pests during the summer. Some of the biggest pest threats in this area include mosquitoes, termites, ticks, and cockroaches.
Mosquitoes can be very annoying, especially when they invade in large numbers. These pests are not only a nuisance, however. Though these summertime pests are known to buzzing around in our faces and leaving itchy bites all over our bodies, those aren't the only threats they present. Mosquitoes can also carry serious diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, and encephalitis, and can spread these diseases to humans while biting them.
Termites, particularly subterranean termites, are actually quite helpful when they stay outdoors as they break down debris, leaves, and stumps, and dead or fallen trees. Inside a structure, however, these destructive will feed on any wood they can find. Thousands of termites can work silently inside homes or other buildings and are capable of doing a lot of costly damage; in fact, termites can even weaken the structural integrity of a building!
There are a variety of different ticks found in the Pearland area, including the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. These parasitic pests are known to carry many diseases that can be transferred to their hosts while they feed on their blood; ticks commonly feed on humans, pets, and wildlife. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease and can have serious, lifelong consequences.
Cockroaches are very common in Texas due to the climate. A few common types of roaches found in the Pearland area include the American cockroach, the German cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, and the Asian cockroach. Cockroaches are extremely filthy pests that climb through sewers, garbage, and dead animals. These pests can carry viruses and bacteria in their feces as well as on their bodies and legs. When cockroaches invade homes, they contaminate floors, counters, and other surfaces with the dangerous pathogens they carry and by doing so can cause people to become very ill. They can also cause asthma attacks in some people, especially in young children.
If you are a Pearland resident, the best way to protect your home from the many pest threats is to enlist the help of a pest control professional; let Modern Pest Control handle all of your summer and year-round pest control needs. Contact us at Modern Pest Control today!