Spring Insects in New Mexico
March 18, 2024

Spring Insects in New Mexico

Heading into spring, it is time to consider ways to make this year better than the last. If you had trouble with pests last year, perhaps this is the year to say goodbye to those occasional guests. Spring is the perfect time of year to get ahead of potential pest problems. Let's look at a few common insects in New Mexico and examine how you can keep them out of your home.

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What pests are looking for around your home

When insects enter your yard or even inside your house, they're looking for food and water. While diet varies by insect, here is a list of common food sources they are likely to find inside and out:

  • Garbage
  • Dirty dishes
  • Crumbs and spills on floors and counters
  • Fats & grease
  • Open food containers
  • Water damaged wood
  • Nectar
  • Fruit
  • Honeydew
  • Bugs

Helpful tips that reduce spring insect activity

There are many reasons why pests can enter your yard and grow their numbers. Food is only the first to consider. Here are a few more tips to help you reduce the number of insects and other pests in your yard.

  • Trash Management
    Many insects are attracted to the scent of decaying organic matter and will crawl or fly around near trash receptacles. Ants, wasps, and flies are examples of these. Keep trash covered and keep receptacles as clean as possible.
  • Light Management
    Insects are attracted to exterior lights. If you keep lights off at night and keep curtains drawn, it will have an impact on spring pests. You may also consider swapping light sources. Insects can’t detect light in the yellow spectrum, so yellow lights are great for exterior use.
  • Moisture Control
    Insects are attracted to water sources and high humidity. They drink the water and find hydration in humid places. Mosquitoes and fleas are two common spring pests that are strongly attracted to humid and shaded areas. Maintain a dry perimeter and landscaping to reduce the number of these insects and remove any sources of standing water.
  • Web Removal
    Spiders grow their populations when nothing is done to stop them. They create egg sacs on their webs that can have hundreds of spiderlings. Remove webs to reduce the number of spiders. It's just that simple.

These and other simple pest maintenance steps can help you keep spring pest populations from growing near your home. When you combine pest maintenance with pest proofing, you can keep those insects and multi-legged critters out.

How professional pest control helps deter spring pest activity

To keep pests away this spring, and really all year long, consider signing up for Greenway Pest Solutions’ home pest control services. With service starting as low as $45/month, our local pest control pros will:

  • Complete an initial inspection to identify existing pest pressures and locate potential entry points and conducive conditions
  • Treat the interior and exterior of your home to eliminate the current pest problem(s)
  • Perform an exterior pest treatment every quarter to ensure pests don’t have the chance to re-infest your property

Available in Albuquerque, Mesquite, and Las Cruces, as well as throughout our entire service area, our home pest control services are the ideal way to protect homes and families from pests and the problems they cause. We also offer seasonal mosquito control and flea control! For more information or to get started, simply fill out our form below or give us a call!


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