Pest control services can help you control most pests you encounter in the summer. Summer is supposed to be fun but finding a pest can kill the mood. The pests you can encounter during summer have varying degrees of danger and can be easily dealt with by yourself or your preferred service.
The heat of the summer can attract and bring out many pests. One annoying pest you’ll encounter flies. These pests can fly on top of your food and spread dangerous diseases. House flies tend to have breeding cycles in the warmer months. Flies need to breed in moist, dirty places such as garbage and animal fecal matter. In two weeks, the larva of the housefly turns into a pupa then into an adult fly. Make sure to regularly clean out your trash can to avoid a larva and fly infestation in your trash.
Flies tend to get trapped inside homes while they’re looking for food. These flies then compensate by laying eggs in the trash before you even realize it. Sugary, sweet food is usually what they go for. But if you have any food lying around, be sure to place them in the fridge or add a cover so that they won’t settle down on it. Because flies have been to bacteria-rich places, they can carry dangerous diseases and infect your food. Such diseases they can carry are salmonella, E.coli, and cholera.
To catch adult flies, sticky fly traps are great. Place these traps near windows and light sources. The classic fly swatter is also good for getting rid of flies but you might need to put in some elbow grease. If your problem persists, call your trusted pest service to quickly and effectively solve your problem.
Ants are tiny home invaders that are especially evident during the hot summer months. Ants can invade the home strategically through the tiniest cracks. It’s hard to keep track especially if you haven’t had the time to check your homes for any damaged nooks.
Ants need to forage for food. Worker ants begin their hunt for food and once they’ve found the source, they’ll use scent or pheromone trails to notify the rest of the workers. Flying ants develop a colony, then mate. Once the male ant dies, the female queens search for a new nest and begin a brand new colony.
Chalk, baby powder, and coffee naturally repel these insects. These products are safe and can be great for rooms with pets and kids. Ants also tend to avoid the acidic scent of vinegar.
Mosquitoes are probably the most dangerous pests you can encounter during the summer simply because they carry many dangerous diseases. These diseases include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and the latest zika virus. Mosquitoes have been around for more than 30 million years and they have three sensors that they utilize.
- Chemical Sensors– Mosquitoes can sense carbon dioxide and lactic acid up to 100 feet away. Chemical in sweat can also attract mosquitoes.
- Visual Sensors– Mosquitoes have visual sensors that can zero-in your location if you begin to move, especially if you’re wearing contrasting clothes.
- Heat Sensors– These pests can detect heat, making it easy to find any warm-blooded creature to feed on.
Your first line of defense when it comes to these pests is to properly block small entrances in your home. Look for cracks, holes, and gaps. These need to be sealed appropriately so that pests won’t have a chance to enter your home. Another measure you can do is to keep surfaces clean. Surfaces attract ants and other insects that love crumbs. Put food away and make sure that your floor and counters are clean so that you won’t see these pests lingering.
Get rid of stagnant water so that you don’t attract mosquitoes. Stagnant water is where mosquitoes can multiply very quickly. Check any canals and containers. Make sure to keep these clean so that you can control the population of mosquitoes. If you’re an avid gardener, don’t ignore any overgrowth. Trim your plants, remove debris and take out any weeds in your garden. Keeping your garden maintained can be discouraging to pests who love building nests
Keeping summer pests away is easy but it requires effort. Calling your pest control services can immediately alleviate these problems in the event that you can’t control the pest population. For this summer, make sure that you’re keeping you and your loved ones safe from pests by using these general tips and recommendations.