What Are the Most Common Pests in New Hampshire?

Summer is a great time of year to soak up the sun and enjoy the great outdoors, but the warm weather can also bring all kinds of pests. Here in New Hampshire, there’s a wide variety of insects and rodents property owners might have to deal with, both inside and outdoors. If you’re wondering about some of the most common New Hampshire pests to keep an eye out for this season, keep reading.

Here are some of the most common rodents and bugs in New Hampshire that you’re likely to see on your property:

  • Mice and rats: Mice and rats are both very common across the country, including here in New Hampshire. During the spring and summer, mice and rats usually find food, shelter and water outside, but they start to move indoors when the temperatures begin to drop. Once inside a home, mice and rats often eat food from pantries and garbage cans and can cause extensive damage by gnawing on building materials.
  • Wasps and bees: Wasps and bees are very active in the summer. While these insects aren’t necessarily bad, they can cause problems if they build their nests on buildings where they are likely to disturb property owners and visitors. In some cases, bees can be removed and relocated without harming the hive, but a pest control specialist can help determine the best course of action depending on the species of bee and the other factors at play.
  • Mosquitoes: One of the most universally disliked pests is the mosquito. Mosquitoes don’t just cause itchy bites—they can also spread very harmful diseases and cause extreme skin irritation. The best way to minimize encounters with mosquitoes is to use bug spray before venturing outside. If you’re hanging out outdoors in the evening, light a citronella candle to repel mosquitoes.
  • Carpenter ants: Carpenter ants get their name from their propensity for chewing through wood to establish their colonies. Carpenter ants are particularly attracted to wet or rotting wood, since it’s easier for them to chew through. Unfortunately, many carpenter ant infestations go unnoticed because they establish themselves in attics and other low-traffic areas. Keep an eye out for signs of carpenter ants, including evidence of sawdust around wet or rotten wood indicating carpenter ants have been excavating.
  • Termites: Like carpenter ants, termites can cause extensive damage to homes. Unlike carpenter ants, however, termites actually eat through wood, so they don’t leave behind sawdust like carpenter ants do. Look out for some signs of a termite infestation, including small holes in the walls, drooping drywall or peeling paint.

Getting rid of New Hampshire pests

At Dependable Pest Solutions, we know how frustrating it can be to deal with a stubborn pest problem, and our team is here to address infestations of all kinds and sizes with long-lasting pest solutions. We are very experienced in addressing all kinds of pests commonly found in New Hampshire. Our team will provide a comprehensive inspection and consultation to recommend services that will offer the best results for your needs. Call us today to get started with our services.

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