Facts About Summer Pests

Insect classification can be a bit tricky, but it’s important for understanding how to deal with pesky insects. Solitary species are those whose members live independently of each other such as mosquitoes and carpenter bees; these pests don’t form colonies or nests like social insect do–so you’ll never find more than one individual in your house! Social animals have some kind if leader (workers/queens) that they follow around while looking after their young ones – this person often ends up being the strongest animal among them all because he has greater strength.

Stinging and biting insects are most active during the summer, which means they pose an increased threat to our health. In fact more than half a million people visit emergency rooms due solely from stings by these pests alone! And mosquitoes can transmit diseases like West Nile virus or dengue fever as well as malaria – all potentially fatal ones at that! It’s important for homeowners alike not only know how you should treat them when one becomes infected but also what kinds of plants will help keep this kind of bug away altogether because there isn’t always room in your garden (or backyard)for everything…


The female mosquitoes that bite humans are only interested in one thing: blood. They find hosts by detecting body heat and chemical signals, such as carbon dioxide we exhale or odors on our feet which can be released through sweat during exercise (or other activities). Studies have shown these creatures tend to gravitate towards dark colors; like beer drinkers who enjoy their drink while sitting outdoors at night decades past sunset — since it’s safer inside someone else’s house! If you want greater peace of mind when next out walking around town then prevention is key- wear sunscreen.


Wasps attention seekers! These pesky insects are always on the move, from their home in your garden to wherever you happen stop by. They like sweet liquids and even get drunk off of fermented fruit juice during summer months when food isn’t as abundant for them – but don’t worry because they’ll find something else tasty around this time too (like us!). If it’s warm enough inside with plenty windows open or if there is cathedral ceilings present…they may decide moving indoors would be worth checking out at least temporarily before continuing search outside again come one autumn day.

European Hornets

European Hornet colonies can contain up to 400 members and tend not only be active at night, but also attracted by light. These stinging insects are quite different than most other types of bugs that will bang into windows when it’s dark outside – instead they’re drawn towards any source of illumination like candles or lampposts nearby!

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jackets are hemorrhaging their way through the country, building huge colonies and consuming everything in sight. The nests can grow to be so large that they enveloped cars like this 1955 Chevrolet found by an American farmer who had no idea what was going on inside of him!

Africanized Bees

Killer bees are a Varroa mite and honey bee hybrid, meaning that they’re both from the same family as regular moderates. This makes them more aggressive than your average kind-of bug! They defend their colonies when threatened which means you might find yourself being chased by these creatures for over quarter mile if scared enough or just running away trying not get caught in this Websley type thing where everyone gets trapped–just kidding killer Beekeeper: don’t worry we’ll never leave unless YOU make us go.


Scorpions may be small but they’re not to be trifled with. The Arizona Bark Scorpion, for example is one of the most dangerous in America and can grow up tp two inches! These nocturnal pests hide during daylight hours before coming out at night when it’s dark – so if you see any strange activity around your house or outdoors make sure that those pesky little critters aren’t planning something evil by looking under stones/stones anywhere near where there might usually find eggs… Scorpion mothers have even eaten their own offspring when grown too big stay away from momma 🙂

Red Fire Ants

Fire ants can be found throughout the southern part of America, and are known for their painful bites. The original Brazilian species was introduced to our country in 1933; since then they’ve spread all over except for Georgia where there’s a special relationship between these pesky bugs and floods! When rivers flood during hurricane season (which typically lasts from June-October), fire ant rafts form up nicely amidst waters that would otherwise suffocate them– allowing each individual colony member time away from danger while providing protection against predators on both sides: above ground as well below…

There are some many pest that we have to be mindful of during the summer when pests are in full swing. But hers the great news you are not alone we are here to help you to rid your home of pests so you can enjoy that beautiful summer weather. Here at Spire Pest of Richmond Va is our mission to keep the pests at bay. Give us a call to get started in living your pest free summer (804)396-2704.