Summertime Pest Control Tips

June 13th, 2019 by

These Summertime Pest Control Tips will give homeowners a fighting chance against all sorts of unwanted visitors. Why do I include this in the Dataman Group Blog, you ask? Because a Pest Control Company needs to differentiate themselves from their competition. They can simply copy these tips and offer them to their customers and prospects. This gives them the opportunity to strut their stuff as the authority in their markets. So, here you go. If you’re a pest control company exec, feel free to share these summertime pest control tips. We call this curating content. As a matter of fact, I got some of these tips from the Huffington Post.

Summertime Pest Control Tips

Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house.

You can keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer. Pay attention to these 10 Top Summertime Pest Control Tips.

Block Their Entry to Your Home

Your first line of defense is to make it difficult for pests to even find an entry to your home. Check all your screens for holes and repair any you find. Check around your doors and windows for gaps. You should caulk or replace with weather stripping, when needed.

Clean Your Kitchen

A pile of crumbs on your counter or floor is like a buffet to ants and other insects. Let them find their dinner elsewhere, preferably far away from your home. You need to make there are no crumbs or pieces of leftover food sitting around. Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight. Wipe your counters, sweep your floors, put food away immediately, and take out the trash regularly.

Get Rid of Standing Water

Getting rid of standing water is the first step to control mosquitoes. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. You absolutely don’t want them to make your yard their home. It’s easy to miss standing water sometimes. Make sure you walk your property to check rain spouts, water near your air conditioning unit, and pick up toys left scattered throughout the yard.

Maintain Your Yard

Keep your landscaping maintained to avoid overgrowth. That’s where pests like to hang out and build their nests. Trim bushes and trees that are near the house. You also need to weed and rake and remove debris.


Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Don’t let fruits and vegetables get overly ripe on your counter. If you do, the fruit flies will invite themselves in for a party. Eliminating fruit flies is a headache you don’t want.

Store Your Firewood Properly

Termites are often found in damp or wet firewood. Un-split wood with bark is more likely to attract insects than split wood. Stacking the wood in loose piles off the ground will help keep the wood dry. Don’t give termites free access to your home. If you store firewood, keep it away from your house. You may consider investing in a shed away from the house. BTW – the further away, the better.

Don’t Throw Meat in the Outside Garbage Too Early

This is a real summertime pest control tip you probably never considered. Don’t throw meat scraps in your outside garbage unless the garbage will be picked up in the next 48 hours. The combination of rotting meat and summer sun could bring unwanted pests to your yard incredibly fast. This is not just insects. Raccoons and mice will eat right through your plastic garbage can to get to that rotten meat.

Inspect Swings and Outdoor Furniture

You need to check the chains and corners of your swing sets regularly for spider webs and cocoons. The straps and pads of outdoor furniture are also a great hiding place for insects and spiders. Remove them when you see them.

Don’t Bring the Outside In

Keep outside toys outside and inside toys inside. If you have to bring in a toy, chair, or table, thoroughly wipe it down first. Believe me, there are cobwebs and spiders on the underside.

Use a Pest Control Service

Hire a local pest control service to come to your home. Make sure they regularly spray for bugs and rodents common to your area. A professional pest control company can provide more protection than you can on your own. Plus, you will have someone to call in case of an emergency!

Whether you choose to do it all on your own or hire a professional pest control service, though, keep these Summertime Pest Control Tips in mind to take control of your yard again and have a pest-free summer!

 

9 thoughts on “Summertime Pest Control Tips

  1. Thanks for the tip to check the screens for your windows to see if there are any holes that bugs may be getting through to enter your home. There has been a pest problem in my home ever since the weather started getting warm, and several times I have had to deal with frightened children spotting pests in their rooms. I’ll be sure to check my windows and call a pest control service to handle the situation.

  2. This is some really good information about getting pest control professionals to help you out with pest control. It is good to know that you should get rid of standing water in your home. Personally, I would want to get a professional to spray my home for pests as well.

  3. I like that you mentioned the importance of not bringing the outside in. It might be wise to look into keeping toys outside that are played with outside. My sister might like knowing this as she looks for a pest control service.

  4. I liked that you said that one thing to consider when experiencing pest problems in your home is to hire professionals to perform appropriate pest control in order to remove them. I would imagine at pests would be frustrating to have in your home, l especially as it gets to be warmer weather. I would be sure to hire a professional to help remove the pests in my home so that I could enjoy the spring and summer.

  5. Thanks for sharing this information regarding pest control. I really found this very helpful. And blog also helps to control pest.

  6. It’s shocking to think that ants come around at this time of the year. I think I’ll hire a residential pest control service to spray insecticides to keep them out. I’ll also make sure to maintain my yard so that there will be no colonies that will attempt to live there.

  7. I like the tip that you gave to keep your home clean to avoid having pests. My wife and I had a major spider problem last year, and we want to find the best ways to avoid that this year. I will be sure to talk to my wife about keeping our home clean because it could help us avoid more pests.

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