Most Common Pests in North Texas in the Summer

Most Common Pests in North Texas in the Summer

Summertime in North Texas is truly a special time of year.

The number of locations you can visit and memories to be made are countless. Additionally, the warm weather of Texas in the summer is perfect for long days in the sun, barbecues with family and friends, and hours spent by the pool or down at the river.

Yes, there are few things as pleasant as a lovely North Texas summer day.

But there are bad things that come with that lovely time of the year. For example, there are multiple pests that become more active in summer. These insects can turn a wonderful time in the sun into a total nightmare. An insect infestation needs to be addressed as soon as possible because it can cause serious damage to your home and to your health as well.

What are the most pressing and problematic pests that call North Texas their home during this time of the year? Who should you be on the lookout for when the weather gets warmer and the days get long?

Cockroaches

If you live in Texas, you have likely seen a cockroach more than once.

These bugs are seemingly everywhere all year long but they become even more obvious during the summer months. They are usually reddish-brown in color and mature roaches can grow up to about two inches long. They will infest any home that has high dampness with ample amounts of water nearby. This is why you have probably seen a cockroach in a kitchen.

They are nocturnal so you will probably see them at night time. But you should always keep in mind that these bugs reproduce quickly so what starts as a small problem will become a very big one if you don’t get on top of it ASAP.

Cockroaches carry bacteria and germs, which means you really should eliminate them immediately.

Silverfish

Silverfish are another type of bug that loves humidity and dampness. That means they love the long, humid, summer days in North Texas.

They look like little shrimps with bodies shape like teardrops. They are usually brown or black and have tiny, visible scales all over their bodies.

They don’t carry any disease but they can bring damage to many things in your home such as books, carpets, bedding, and more.

Like cockroaches, these bugs will breed quickly and will multiply seemingly overnight. That’s just one of the many reasons why they should be taken out quickly.

Carpet Beetles

As you can imagine, carpet beetles will nuzzle and nest in your nice, comfortable carpets. They actually fly into the home but will then lay eggs on fabrics such as leather, silk, feathers, and more.

The fact that these bugs want to literally lay their eggs in your carpet makes them even worse than most other bugs. The larvae left by carpet beetles can create serious damage to your carpets, clothing, and shoes too. They are ugly, they are damaging, they are serious pests that you don’t want to invade your house.