Dos & Don’ts for Summer Pest Control

Summer Pest ControlSummer means fun in the sun, splashing around in the pool, and backyard barbecues. Summer also invites a whole lot of pests in your yard as well as inside your home.

The only way to practice effective summer pest control is to learn about the types of pests that trouble you and the different options that are available to control specific pests.

Summer Pest Control Dos

Sometimes pest infestations are simply a stroke of a bad luck, but you can avoid most annoying pests with by practicing proactive pest control. Start utilizing these methods of a summer pest control as early as you can so you can enjoy those warm summer nights in your backyard.

  • A well-maintained lawn and a garden are important to prevent mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other pests. Make sure you mow your lawn regularly and pull out all weeds that are growing around the sides of your home.
  • If you want to prevent nasty pests from entering your home, make sure to check all possible entry points and seal them properly and completely.
  • Research what you’re planting in your garden. Some plants will attract certain types of pests, and there are other types of plants to help keep pests away.
  • Remove all sources of standing water from your yard, including pet dishes, empty containers, or anything else that can collect water since that’s a suitable environment for mosquito breeding.
  • Keep your house clean and store food in sealed containers.
  • Clean your gutters regularly.
  • For any pests that you are having problems with, learn all you can about them and the options you have to control them.
  • If you are facing an infestation, contact a pest control professional. Dealing with an entire colony of insects inside and/or around your home on your own is no easy task and is usually best left to the pros.

Summer Pest Control Don’ts

Usually, people think they can handle pest control issues on their own. Sometimes, for certain pests and for those that are only showing up in small numbers, that can be the case. Once they enter your home or the infestation gets out of control, there are some things you shouldn’t do.

  • Don’t try to handle a pest infestation on your own. It can be dangerous and inefficient since you’re not trained to do it, and sometimes it can make the problem even worse. Professionals have vast knowledge and experience, so leave the pest infestations to them.
  • Don’t let garbage compile. This attracts pests like cockroaches, ants, rodents, and mosquitoes.
  • Another bad idea is to leave sprinklers to spray directly toward the foundation of your home.
  • Many chemicals intended for outdoor use are dangerous to use inside since they contain toxins in greater concentrations.
  • Store pesticides in original containers and don’t transfer them.
  • If you discover a bee or wasp nest in or around your home, we don’t recommend removing it on your own. Instead, you should contact a pest control professional who is trained to take care of the issue for you.

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