Depending on the time of year, different pests flourish and are more likely to make an appearance in your home. This is most noticeable on the mainland with its dramatic temperature changes, but even in Hawaii, the cycle of the seasons brings some changes. Here are the most common reasons you may need pest control at different times of the year.
From May to October is Hawaii’s hot and relatively dry summer. During this time, ants multiply because their nests are less likely to flood. To keep them out of your home, clean your kitchen thoroughly and seal all food in airtight bags or containers.
Hawaii is known for large, biting centipedes which can be alarming and painful to encounter. These pests tend to seek out damp areas inside the home, so do your best to fix and clean up leaks and spills so you won’t need to call the exterminator.
While Hawaiian termites don’t have a dormant winter like those on the mainland, they’re still most active in summer. Schedule pest control if you notice signs of infestation, including piles of sandy material against walls or cabinetry, mud-covered tunnels along walls and floors, and rustling or clicking inside your walls.
Unlike the painful biting centipedes, millipedes are harmless herbivores. Nevertheless, these pests are still a major nuisance when they invade your food supplies or snack on damp wood in your home. They tend to be active at night, and like moths and other insects, they’re attracted to the lights in your home. If you notice them in your home, try trapping them with duct tape laid sticky-side-up across the entrances to your house.
For professional pest control solutions to these common infestations, contact the team at Aloha Termite & Pest Control in Wahiawa, HI. Serving the island of Oahu for 20 years, they offer residents honest, reliable, and affordable pest control services with a 5-year warranty on fumigation. Call (808) 622-2268 to schedule an appointment, or send a message online to request a free inspection.