Back in 2017, there were 6.32 million households who planned affordable pest control services in the next 12 months. Whether or not all of them got it done is something they’re probably noticing now. We’ll be honest with you, exterminating pests doesn’t make them disappear forever.
While it’s pretty effective, it’s not possible to completely eliminate pests. They’ve existed for millions of years, are resilient, and, depending on your geographical location, come in vast numbers. We’re going to look at some of the most common summer pests that plague people during the warmer months and how to deal with them.
Arguably sneakier than termites, but less damaging, ants are everywhere and fit everywhere. Generally drawn toward food, they’ll sneak into anything that is left out, improperly sealed, or left poorly cleaned up. Ant repellant sprays around entryways can keep them at bay for a time, but they’re sneakier than that and it’s impossible to know all the tiniest entry points to your home an ant might use. Best advice is to clean up your kitchen surfaces and don’t have food lying about asking to be eaten. Apart from that, small sugar based ant traps will draw them out of the smallest spaces to something deceptively sugary and toxic.
Think of them as ants with wings. Their short lifespans are spent trying to keep warm, eat, lay eggs, and die. The warmest place around is in your walls. If you’ve ever been left wondering how so many flies have gotten in your house, there’s the best answer. Entering your walls from the outside. There are pest control solutions for this for the outside of your house. They’ll limit unwanted guests getting in from outside, but as doors and windows are opening and closing you’ll get a few sneak-ins. Nothing fly traps or a well-placed swat can’t handle.
This is an important point to consider. Honeybees are not pests. They don’t want to be in your house, they want to be with their hive. They’re also incredible for the environment and the growing things in your yard, landscape, and gardens. Leave them be. Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets, on the other hand, will build their nests anywhere and aren’t opposed to making them in, on, or around your house. They’re also very ill-tempered, so unless you’re confident with hornet/wasp spray, leave the bigger nests to the pros.
Summer has leagues of creepy crawlies wandering around, ready to invade your space. Affordable pest control begins with you keeping an eye on your house and its surroundings. Is there anything that you can tell is attracting these pests stronger than usual? Deal with things you can take care of first and you won’t have to watch affordable pest control turn into a couple nights in a hotel while your home is exterminated.