The Five Worst Insects of Summertime

The arrival of summer means that it’s time to soak up the sun and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime time of year for many pests to come out. Texas is no exception when it comes to the presence of pesky bugs. Read about the most common insects you can expect to see in the summer.


Mosquitoes are most known for their relentless biting that leaves behind itchy, red bumps. Unfortunately, they can also carry and transmit dangerous diseases and viruses. Mosquitoes thrive in humid environments and are most active at dusk and dawn. Along with applying mosquito spray, you can help minimize bites by wearing long-sleeved clothing and avoiding areas with standing water.

House Flies

While house flies may seem less harmful than other pests, their rapid reproduction rate makes these insects a nuisance. In the worst of cases, they can carry diseases and transmit them to humans. When we are grilling and enjoying other summer activities, we are more likely to leave out “bait” for these pests. Leftover food and sweet substances like pop or alcohol frequently attract flies. Keep surface areas clean or these insects will waste no time taking over your house.


Termites do not bite humans, but they can wreak havoc on your home in an extremely short amount of time. These invaders are attracted to the cellulose found in wooden structures and will happily chew their way through if they are not dealt with properly. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware they have an infestation until the termite colonies have reached their maximum size. Keep an eye out for discarded wings, which indicates that the termites have left one colony to start another one in your property. Ultimately, it’s best to call a professional for help before these insects cause costly damage.  

If you are experiencing an influx of pests as the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to call a professional. Alvin Pest Control has been providing knowledgeable pest control services for over 40 years. Our technicians are up-to-date on the latest techniques and we are ready to help you tackle your pest problem. Contact Alvin Pest Control today for a free quote!