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Common Spring Pests and Summer Pests are mosquitoes, Flies, Spiders, Ants, Cockroaches and Termites which impact residential or commercial Property.


Mosquitoes are common in spring and summer time, especially in humid locations such as in Brighton-le-Sands. This is because these bugs prefer warm and humid environments to lay their eggs and feed. Mosquitoes are small flying insects that belong to the family Culicidae, which includes over 3,500 species around the world. They have slender bodies and two wings that are covered in scales.

These most common spring pests come out in search of a meal in the day or night but prefer to feed in the evening or at dawn when it’s cooler outside. Mosquitoes use their long proboscis to extract human or animal blood from us, and in doing so they spread potentially deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika virus among others.

Female mosquitoes act as vectors for these infectious diseases as they require a blood meal to produce eggs. Unfortunately, this makes them an ever-present threat in warmer seasons. Therefore while most people look forward to the warmer temperatures brought by spring and summer time in Brighton-le-sands, it's important to be mindful of the dangers posed by mosquitoes too. 

What are mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites are a common problem in many parts of the world, in particular in Brighton-le-Sands. Mosquitoes are tiny, agile bugs that can detect humans and other warm-blooded creatures from several hundred feet away. When they come in contact with us they sense our body heat and spot special proteins in our sweat and breathe that allow them to identify us as their prey.

They then fly in and make several quick stabs at our skin with the tips of their proboscis, or mouthparts. During these stabs, saliva is injected into our skin to keep the blood from clotting so they can remove it easily with their mouthpiece. Despite being incredibly small in size, A mosquito bite can be quite painful as it often leaves behind an itchy lesion and in some cases even cause severe allergic reactions in people who have sensitive skin. Mosquito bites should always be taken seriously as some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as the West Nile virus or malaria to humans directly through a bite.

In any case, if one notices significant swelling in the affected area after a mosquito bite alongside unusual symptoms such as fever or nausea medical consultant should be sought immediately as they could indicate an infection with a serious disease caused by said tiny creature.

Naturally, these steps must also be taken especially in areas highly infested by mosquitoes like Brighton-le-Sands where residents are most vulnerable to potential health issues related to these prey of human warmth!

How to prevent mosquitoes?

Prevention is key when it comes to warding off these pests, so take any necessary steps you can such as installing mosquito screens, wearing repellent while outdoors or using window covers indoors if you live in an area with high mosquito populations!


Flies are small, winged insects in the order Diptera. They have a head, thorax and abdomen in their adult stage, with two wings in place of their hind legs. Though most species of flies have short lifespans of just a few days or weeks, they can reproduce in incredible numbers in a very short time.

Why are they such a nuisance?

This is why they're such a nuisance in places like Brighton-le-Sands in the spring and summertime - the hot weather provides ideal conditions for fly populations to skyrocket! Flies are usually attracted to food sources like fruits and vegetables, dwelling in raw garbage or animal droppings. Unfortunately, these same foods we consume in our homes can also attract flies from outside.

Not only do flies spread potentially hazardous diseases, but they can be very difficult to get rid of once inside our dwellings. For this reason, it is in everyone's best interest to take necessary precautions when it comes to dealing with flies in the warmer months of the year. 


Spiders are among the most fascinating yet feared creatures in nature. While spiders are found in every corner of the globe, in Brighton-le-Sands, in spring and summer time, it's hard to miss them. Spiders belong to the arachnid family and can be identified by their eight legs and two body parts.

These creatures also have eyes, but in some species, these vary drastically in size and number. Spiders are predatory in nature, feeding primarily on insects, as well as small lizards or mice in certain cases. They use special glands located in their abdomen to spin webs that act as traps for prey - or simply home decor.

Although arachnophobia can be intense, spiders have been shown to help maintain insect populations that would otherwise become too large and detrimental to the environment. 

These common household pests are eight-legged arachnids that wander in homes, gardens and in the wild in search of food. These air-breathing hunters are incredibly common in many parts of the world including in Brighton-Le-Sands and their presence can be an indicator of a healthy environment. Due to favourable temperatures and high populations of insects in the spring and summer months, spiders are popularly found in these seasons as they are presented with plenty of prey. Spiders live in webs woven from spider silk, which they secrete from glands on their abdomens.

Though intimidating in appearance and quite feared by many, spiders shouldn’t generally be cause for alarm. However, they might often act as an annoyance engaging in activities like crawling over one’s face or getting stuck in clothes while washing.


Ants are surprisingly complex creatures. While commonly found in the Brighton-le-Sands area in summer and spring, their lifestyle stretches much further than this, making them beneficial insects in ecosystems throughout the world. Ants clean up dead animals, recycle nutrients in soil and vegetation, distribute seeds in new areas, and even help to aerate soil in difficult terrain. But they can also cause considerable problems in homes and businesses, being one of the most common pests around.

Ants develop large colonies composed of thousands of individuals that occupy anything from tiny living spaces in pieces of wood to large hills in lawns or fields. Furthermore, they establish groups with workers who specialise in different roles such as harvesting food or caring for the young. When ants move into a property looking for food or nesting places they disrupt homes and businesses in surprising ways - especially when it comes to food stores.

Then the challenge becomes controlling these unwelcome visitors before they become unmanageable. A task for professionals in pest management, ants must be controlled to protect against their negative impact on society. Keeping these pests at bay during the spring and summer months should be high on everyone's list of priorities to keep some degree of control over them.


Cockroaches are one of the most commonly encountered pests in Brighton-Le-Sands and in many other cities in New South Wales. Cockroaches, members of the family Blattodea, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. While smaller species can measure less than two millimetres in length, larger cockroaches such as the American cockroach grow up to five centimetres in body size.

Despite their small size, they have a remarkable ability to multiply quickly, with the female laying up to 50 eggs in a single capsule or “ootheca”. This reproductive efficiency explains why cockroaches are especially common in warmer times of the year when temperatures are high and humidity is plentiful. Unfortunately for property owners in Brighton-Le-Sands, this means that there may be an increase in sightings in spring and summer.

It is therefore important for homeowners to remain proactive and seek professional pest control services if they suspect infestations of cockroaches at their property. Overall property owners must act now to ensure that the number of these uninvited guests remains under control before more serious issues arise from them inhabiting your house or business premises. Taking action can help minimise the population levels and reduce any potential property damage caused by these unwelcome intruders.


Termites are small, soft-bodied insects that in colonies consume cellulose in dead plants and increasingly in human-built structures. The most common species of termite in Brighton-le-sands can be divided into three groups: subterranean, dampwood, and drywood.

Subterranean termites live in soil and build mud tunnels to reach wood in buildings, making them a highly destructive pests. Dampwood Termites are frequently found in decaying wood in contact with the soil such as fences and fallen logs, whereas dry wood termites do not require contact with the soil and infest structural lumber.

These pests become especially active in spring and summer due to warmer temperatures combined with high humidity levels which attract them to homes in search of food sources including walls, furniture, and other wooden objects located inside domestic dwellings. As they feed on cellulose in these materials they cause costly damage to various wooden items like flooring as well as home foundations and roofs increasing the risk of structural failure.

In conclusion, termites are a danger to both homes, as well as outdoor settings due to their massive swarms occurring during the spring and summer seasons yearly in Brighton-le-sands. Control measures should be taken promptly to avoid further destruction of property caused by this pest population’s epidemic behaviour.

What is a Spring Flight?

Termite Spring Flight in the Brighton-le-Sands area is a period of heightened activity in which termites become active in the search for new homes and food sources. During this time, winged adult termites typically swarm in large numbers in the evening or during hot days in favourable conditions such as high temperature, low wind and some sunny weather.

Signs that one has a termite infestation in their yard include seeing numerous flying termites in the evening; cracked wood filled with mud tubes on the walls; hearing a clicking or crackling noises close to wood furniture; jagged wood surfaces caused by termite tunnels underneath; and sawdust piles in corners of cupboards and beneath wooden furniture.

Although the presence of these pests should be enough to suggest that one needs to take prompt action against them, it is wise to hire an experienced pest control professional to properly identify the species involved and eliminate them at once to be pest free.

How to Prevent Spring Pests and Summer Pests

With the arrival of spring in Brighton-le-Sands comes increased pest activity in both homes and green spaces. To keep pests from becoming a problem, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure property and health remain safe.

To prevent an infestation from spring pests such as cockroaches, ants, spiders and rodents, it is important to inspect your home both in the interior and exterior for potential access points and small openings. Keep in mind that these critters may access a home or other structure through very small cracks.

Take steps in your yards such as keeping tree branches away from buildings, reducing areas of excess moisture due to overwatering in gardens and sealing any moss or decaying wood on surfaces in order to help stave off a full-fledged infestation.

Keeping windows closed during warmer months helps keep flying insects out as well; screens are recommended in all unused openings.

When it comes to summer pests such as termites, wasps, fleas and mosquitoes, stricter preventive procedures will be necessary to protect property and people alike.

Inspect the perimeter of your building for any signs of termite damage than can occur along both existing siding and drywall joints.

With wasps often attracted by flowers and garbage bins, removing garbage frequently and spring cleaning up any food spills in the lawn can help reduce the number of wasps present in your area.

To prevent flea infestations on pets, visit a vet regularly for treatment options that can help protect Fido from itchiness throughout the summertime.

Finally with mosquitoes being drawn by standing water more abundant in summer months take extra care when watering garden plants by using shallow dishes rather than wide flat trays which allow water to stand long after watering has stopped.

Utilizing these steps you'll be able to protect both your property and loved ones this coming season!

Other Pesky Insects and Other Pests

Other insects that are increased in the warm weather are stinging insects bees and wasps, fire ants, ticks. In autumn and winter time you will see more mice and rats.