Pest Library

Our pest library breaks down the most common household pests and offers useful tips to help you minimize their populations.

Pests can spread harmful bacteria and disease into your home. Regardless where pests may be lurking, you can count on an Aptive professional to safeguard your family's environment.

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Seasonal Pest Report

As temperatures rise and fall, pest activity changes. Different pests come out during different seasons. Click on the season to learn what are the most common seasonal invaders that make pest control a year-round necessity.

Spring showers invite ants and other pests into your home and yard. Common spring pests include: spiders, aphids, wasps, ants, fleas, ticks, and pantry pests such as Indian meal moths.
In warmer months, active pests include wasps, yellow jackets, ants, earwigs, millipedes, crickets, and outdoor cockroaches. Long periods of drought and warm weather will affect food supply, forcing pests such as spiders, ants, scorpions and rodents to venture indoors for food and water.
Spiders, beetles, box elder bugs, rodents, and other overwintering pests begin to move indoors as cooler weather approaches. These pests use walls, voids, basements and attics as their winter retreats.
Heated homes attract pests such as rodents, silverfish, spiders, cockroaches, and fleas into your living spaces. Pests can also gain access inside on plants, food products, firewood, and other items.

Prevention Tips

Outdoors

To build an effective barrier between your home and unwanted pests, follow these simple steps:

Indoors

Once you have addressed the exterior of your home, there are several indoor tips that can help keep pests at bay:

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