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When the weather warms up and spring arrives, it means that you’re likely to start seeing certain pests again. While some pests are minor nuisances, others carry diseases that they can spread to people. Which pests might you need Carlsbad pest control services for this spring?

Mosquitoes

Some mosquito species carry West Nile virus, Zika virus and other illnesses that can be passed on to humans. Mosquitoes spread these diseases when they feed on human blood. You can protect yourself by putting mosquito repellent spray on and making sure your yard doesn’t have any standing water for mosquito eggs to hatch in.

Ticks

Ticks can spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other diseases to people and pets via their bites. These pests should be carefully removed if they do bite. You can lower your risk of dealing with ticks by making sure your grass doesn’t grow high, pulling weeds out of your yard and covering your arms and legs while walking in fields and woods.

Rodents

Rats and mice come out more often in spring in search of food. These pests carry rat bite fever, hantavirus and other diseases that they transmit to people through bites or exposure to their feces or urine. Eliminating food and water sources helps discourage these rodents from hanging around.

If mosquitoes, ticks or other disease-carrying pests show up at your home this spring, contact Action Pest Control. We’ll provide you with Carlsbad pest control services to keep these pests at bay.