It is the summer season when all the creepy crawlies we know and don’t particularly love come out in droves. Don’t let them affect you and your family’s summer! Here are the summer pests to watch out for and how you can prevent them.
That high pitch buzzing next to your ear is likely a mosquito who wants you for its next meal. Mosquitos love hot and humid weather and are commonly found near bodies of standing water. Mosquitoes can carry nasty diseases, so it is best to avoid them at all costs.
To avoid them, be sure to wear insect repellent when going outside, get rid of any standing water near your home, double-check that screens leading into your home are repaired, and wear long sleeves or pants during dawn and dusk (mosquitos favorite time of day).
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks love the summertime because pets, kids, and adults all wander out into the grass. Both insects feed off those they bite, which can cause a severe problem due to disease.
To avoid getting bitten or tracking them into your home, take preventative measures. Give your pets regular flea baths or have them wear a flea collar. For your kids and yourself, try to avoid tick and flea-infested areas, wear protective clothing, and tuck pant legs into your socks. Daily, it is wise to check yourself, your kids, and your pets for fleas and ticks (carefully removing them) to ensure that everyone is healthy and safe.
Did you know that a termite queen can lay up to 30,000 eggs a day? And we wonder how their colonies grow so fast, that is insane! Summer season is when the queen gets busy laying eggs, and you don’t want them to start using your house as a food source. If you see any termites, it is vital to call pest control right away.
Getting rid of termites is an involved task, and you want to exterminate them before their colony is established. Call pest control today if you have seen one of these tiny menaces.
Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets are friends to no one, especially since their stings can be painful and even deadly. Those who are allergic to stings are at increased risk during the summer months when the insect population rises. Often, nests can be found tucked into corners on the outside of the house or under the decking.
Handling a stinging insect nest is a job for the professionals. Some stinging insects can repeatedly sting, which can be seriously dangerous to anyone, even without allergies. If you have a stinging insect nest, call your local exterminator to get it handled correctly and keep you and your family safe.