With summer just around the corner, you might be preparing for the best outdoor activities, fun backyard barbeques, pool parties, and whatnot? Taking a good vacation is on everyone’s fun list – we have been suffering from pandemic blues for a long time now, we cannot help ourselves but wait to get outside and enjoy summer as much as we want.
There is one tiny problem though – what about the summer pest? Pests will be attempting to get away from the blazing sun and find solace in the cool shades of your house. Throughout the summers, many pests, such as ants, cockroaches, flies, and wasps will be more active than before.
While it might be a good idea to get professional help from a pest control expert such as Quality Affordable Pest Control, there are also essential ways to keep the pest out of your house and backyard this summer. Read on to learn more!
Dealing with Indoor Pests
Ants – Almost any insect can invade your home in summers, such as ants and spiders. Ants are tiny creatures that can enter your house from any open crack. They are quite attracted to food and water. You need to seal all cracks if you want to curb their colonies from invading your home.
Amongst the most common summer pests, you will find carpenter ants and worker ants. Carpenter ants can even impart structural damage to wooden furniture, planks, and cause enormous damage. Nonetheless, with timely intervention, you can save your home from extensive damage.
Spiders – we are scared of them, no matter what. In the United States alone, there are more than three thousand different types of species, and understandably, we don’t want to deal with any of them. Besides getting professional help, there are other ways to stop spiders from getting inside your home.
Make sure that your home remains free of clutter while ensuring that all cracks and openings are sealed. By keeping your house clean, you can reduce spider activity. Another method is to keep trash, clutter, and unnecessary wood piles away from the perimeters of your house. This will discourage nest building near the house and save you much trouble later.
Bees – despite that bees are very important to nature, they can sting, and cause pain. If you have allergies, you can also have life-threatening reactions to the string. If you see that the summer is bringing many wasps and bees to your house, you need to identify the source first, so you know where they are coming from.
You might want to check your backyard/ front yard for any open garbage outlet. Uncovered garbage lids are an essential source of attraction for bees, wasps, and insects. Scan your windows and doors for unsealed cracks or ill-fitting screens. It is recommended that you assess everything before the summers so you can keep the pests off the bay and enjoy a good summertime.
If you find a bee’s nest at home, the best thing to do is to call a professional expert for the extermination of the pest.
Cockroaches – cockroaches are not only disgusting beings, but they also carry diseases and reproduce quicker than other pests. These pests can survive in all sorts of climates but thrive the most in warmer weather conditions. If you find this pest at your home, we recommend calling for professional help. The different types of cockroaches require different extermination methods, hence it is preferred to seek professional expertise. Also, ensure to store all food properly before sleeping while leaving nothing uncovered. Throw garbage where it belongs, in the trash can, and make sure to take out the garbage bins and empty them regularly.