A Guide To The Springtime Pests Of The American Southwest

Dec 12, 2017

With the warmer weather arriving across San Antonio, the types of pest homeowners in the area face are changing. If you live in the area, it’s important to gain a clear understanding of the types of pests that can be discovered in the region during the springtime. Our experts have many years of experience completing pest control projects throughout San Antonio and so in this post, they present their guide to springtime pests of the American southwest.

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Black Widow Spiders

Black widows are highly venomous spiders found throughout the southwestern United States during the spring and summer seasons. The spider’s bite is exceptionally dangerous and may result in severe muscle pain, tachycardia and muscle spasm. And the bite may even be fatal to children and the elderly. This spider, known for the red hourglass on its belly, must be immediately removed from the property when recognized by the homeowner.


It’s that time of the year again when wildlife pests arrive out of their hibernation ready to wreak havoc on homes throughout San Antonio, one of which is raccoons. These wildlife invaders not only cause damage when the intrude on homes, potentially biting and scratching through walls and doorways in the home, but could pose a significant threat to household dogs and cats.

Fire Ants

While only tiny, fire ants can pose a significant threat in and around San Antonio homes due to their sting. In addition to the pain of the initial sting, many victims have experienced allergic reactions and secondary infections after the initial incident. It’s a tiny insect that poses a significant danger this spring and summertime in San Antonio.

To learn more on the dangers these creatures could pose in your home, call our trusted San Antonio pest control experts!


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