Mastering the Seasons: Pest Control Tips for Texas Homeowners


Mastering the Seasons: Pest Control Tips for Texas Homeowners

Texas, a state known for its vast lands and varied weather, presents a unique challenge to homeowners when it comes to pest control. The Lone Star State experiences a rich tapestry of climate changes throughout the year, each season bringing its own set of critters. Arming yourself with knowledge of seasonal pests and prevention tactics is critical to maintaining a pest-free home and yard. Whether it's the sweltering heat of summer, the pleasant cool of autumn, the brisk chills of winter, or the budding life of spring, Texas provides a labyrinth of changes for bugs and rodents to adapt to, and so should you.

Pests are resourceful and stubborn, finding their way into homes in all manner of ways, from crawling through the smallest gaps to hitchhiking on luggage. Understanding when and why they appear can help you fortify your defenses before they even set foot (or antennae) inside. Here's how to tackle Texas's seasonal pests like a local pro, ensuring your home remains a sanctuary year-round.


When summer hits Texas, it’s not just the temperatures that rise – so do the numbers of pest encounters. Heat and humidity create the perfect conditions for an explosion of pest activity. From scurrying cockroaches to stinging wasps, there are numerous pests out in full force during summer.

Some of the most common pests during summer include:

  • Fire ants
  • Mosquitoes
  • Cockroaches

To keep these summertime pests away, we recommend:

  • Sealing all entry points into your home, paying particular attention to windows and doors
  • Keeping your home clean
  • Storing food properly in airtight containers
  • Eliminating sources of standing water in the yard
  • Keeping outdoor trashcans closed


Fall marks the beginning of pests’ search for shelter. Autumn in Texas can still see high temperatures, but it’s the cooler nights that trigger pests to move indoors. Rodents are particularly keen on cozying up inside your home as they seek warmth and food sources.

Here are some of the most common pests during fall:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Stink bugs
  • Spiders

To prevent these pests from making their way into your home, we recommend:

  • Sealing any cracks or crevices found along the exterior of the home
  • Keeping firewood at least 10 – 15 feet away from the house
  • Storing firewood off the ground
  • Installing door sweeps and repairing damaged window screens


Winter in Texas is enough to send pests scuttling for the warmth of your home’s interior. Most insects and rodents are searching for warm places to wait out the cold, making your residence their prime target.

Here are some of the most common pests found during winter:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Termites
  • Bed bugs

To prevent these pests, we recommend:

  • Keeping attics, crawl spaces, and basements well-ventilated and dry
  • Storing food in airtight containers
  • Never leaving pet food out overnight
  • Not applying mulch around the foundation of your home
  • Repairing water leaks in your home right away


When spring rolls around, there is a surge in pest activity. Warmer temperatures and rain encourage the emergence of insects, who are revitalized and ready to pollinate, breed, and eat.

Here are some of the most common pests to watch out for during spring:

To reduce the risk of these pests, we recommend:

  • Regularly inspecting your yard for wasp and bee nests
  • Keeping up with yard maintenance, including trimming foliage and mowing the lawn
  • Controlling moisture levels on your lawn
  • Never leaving pet food outside
  • Cleaning up crumbs and spills right away

The Importance of Professional Pest Control

Pest control is rarely just a one-time service. To make sure your home is protected through every season, turn to Aries Pest Control. Our licensed and insured pest control experts use high-quality products and advanced techniques to ensure pests are managed before they become a problem on your property. We provide regular inspections and treatments to help identify potential issues early on, preventing infestations and the damage pests can cause to your home’s structure and your family’s health.

Aries Pest Control offers a variety of pest control solutions, including:

For professional and reliable pest control from a team of qualified experts, look no further than Aries Pest Control. We adhere to the highest standards of service and always go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

Call (512) 898-7143 or contact us online to learn more about our year-round pest control services.