Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to safeguard our homes from common pests! We found this blog about summer pest problems and thought that we’d share it with you. For help with your pest control needs, contact Adams Exterminators!
An outdoor activity that many people do during the summer, depending on how hot it is, is to picnic or barbecue. While outdoors, be aware of the insects that fly by you, and that there are no nests near by. Eating outdoors can attract other pests as they are in search of food. So while eating outdoors keep everything covered, or serve the food indoors then bring it outside. Be careful of your drinks as pests need water to survive – they like sugary liquids. If you are eating and drinking outdoors, always pick up your trash. Anything left behind can attract ants, bees, or other pests.
Water is a huge problem with pests in the summer. Since their water supply is usually cut short they have to search for it. Plus mosquitoes breed in water, so it might be good to drain ponds, drain bird baths and remove any sources of standing water. Many avoid the heat in the summer is to get into a refreshing pool of water, whether in a below ground or above ground pool. Of course you don’t want to drain your pool, but remember to keep your pool clean so it does not become sources for pests to come and drink water, or worse yet, mosquitoes can breed.
Moisture can happen inside your home too. Make sure to open your foundation vents so that your home can breathe. Another helpful thing to do is make sure that your clothes dryer vent does not go into a crawl space; this can cause moisture that pests will seek out within your home. The best thing to do to avoid pest problems in the summer is to maintain your home so pests can’t get inside.