A Guide to Springtime Pests in the Peach State

As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to climb, springtime is a time of renewal and growth in Georgia. But along with the beautiful blooms and budding trees, the warmer weather also increases pest activity. From pesky ants to dangerous spiders, here’s a guide from your friends at PestNation to the top pests to be on the lookout for in Georgia once spring begins.

A Guide to Springtime Pests in the Peach State


As the weather warms up, ants become more active, seeking food and water sources. Some common ant species in Georgia include the Argentine ant, the odorous house ant, and the fire ant. Keep an eye out for ant trails, especially around food sources, and seal up any cracks or openings in your home to keep them from getting inside.


As temperatures rise, mosquitoes begin to breed, making them more prevalent in the spring and summer months. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so be sure to eliminate any sources of standing water around your home, such as clogged gutters, bird baths, or buckets.


Ticks are another common pest in Georgia, and they can pose a risk to both humans and pets, as they can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ticks are most active in the spring and fall, so be sure to check yourself, your family members, and your pets for ticks after spending time outdoors.


Termites are active year-round in Georgia but become more noticeable in the spring when they swarm to mate and establish new colonies. Look for signs of termite activity, such as discarded wings, mud tubes, or wood damage, and schedule regular termite inspections to catch any infestations early.


Finally, Georgia is home to various spider species, some of which can be dangerous. Two of Georgia’s most common dangerous spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse. These spiders can be found in dark, secluded areas such as sheds, garages, and crawlspaces. Be sure to wear gloves and use caution when moving items in these areas to avoid being bitten.

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, be on the lookout for these common pests in Georgia. PestNation offers a variety of pest control options to help rid your home of unwanted guests. Contact us today at (678) 765-2226 to request a quote.