Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means. Warmer weather, rain, blossoming flowers, and insects hatching. What does this mean for you? It means your home is now vulnerable for possible infestations of bugs.

But what kind of bugs are we talking about? Beetles, spiders, stink bugs, and mosquitoes just to name a few.


Beetles emerge from over wintering in the spring. Mid-spring beetles will mate and over the next 2 weeks the female beetle will lay her eggs in soil, decaying wood or leaves, and even on animal feces. Some type of beetles will keep the eggs inside and give live birth. Once the eggs have hatched, it takes approximately 30 days for the larvae to reach adulthood. Now we have more beetles crawling around threatening an infestation.

Stink Bugs

Like the beetle, stink bugs emerge from their winter homes to mate in the spring. Female stink bugs lay her eggs on the underside of leaves so once the egg hatches in 4-5 days, the hatchling can begin eating on the leaves and stems for the nutrients it needs to continue to mature. Maturity takes 6-8 weeks depending on weather conditions and temperatures.


Spider eggs hatch when the weather warms up in the spring. Hundreds of tiny spiders start crawling out of the egg sac in the spring and will remain close to their mother for approximately 3 months before moving on to create a nesting area of their own. One or two spiders don’t necessarily mean an infestation but many spiders hide in closets, garages, attics, and in wall voids. Most homes have an average of over 50 unseen spiders lurking in the shadows.


Mosquitoes emerge when temperatures stay above 50 degrees and will mate within days of emerging. A single female mosquito can lay up to 1,000 eggs in her 2-month lifespan. Females lay their eggs on top of stagnant water and they will hatch when the eggs are fully submerged from added water. Either from rain or people adding water where eggs have been laid.
This triggers the eggs to hatch and larvae to emerge. Mosquito eggs have been known to survive the Texas winters and hatch the following year. Mosquitoes are most active in temperatures 80 degrees and above.

No matter what the new year brings, don’t let it bring bugs into your home. Keep your yard free of debris, empty standing water, knock down spiderwebs, and contact Safe Earth Pest Control. We can keep your home safe from a new year infestation. 214-321-2847