May 20, 2020

The Complete Guide to Managing Your Summer Pest Problem

Most of us wait eagerly for summer to appear. It’s a chance to get outside, have barbeques, get family and friends around, and even hit the beach. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when many pests become more active, just like you they prefer the warmer weather. They have their own agenda, which revolves around surviving and reproducing. Of course, this often has an adverse effect on your enjoyment of the summer and your yard. Fortunately, you can manage the summer pest problem, you just need to know-how.

Find The Right Expert
The first step is to find out more info from your local pest control experts. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with spiders, rodents, mosquitoes, or ticks, many pests carry dangerous diseases and those that don’t can destroy your home or garden surprisingly quickly.

The key to managing them is to know what you’re dealing with. Your local pest experts will be aware of the most common pests in your area, which are likely to attack your home and yard, and they’ll even have advice regarding how to deal with them. It’s worth booking an inspection with them. You’ll discover if you have any current pest issues and you’ll get a chance to find out more about the local pests.

Set Traps
The exact traps you use will depend on what types of pests you’re trying to eliminate. Flies are a general nuisance throughout the world. You can create your own fly trap by cutting the top of a plastic bottle and inverting it into the rest of the bottle. Put a little honey or something else sweet in the base of the container and leave it somewhere. The flies will be attracted by the sweetness. Once they’ve landed in the honey it will be too sticky for them to leave. 

You can purchase traps for nearly any type of pest, sugary traps attract ants, specifically designed mole traps can be placed in their tunnels, even bees can be kept away by placing fake hives around your property. Alongside speaking to the experts a little trial and error is a good thing.

Cleaning Up
One thing that almost all pests have in common is the need for food, moisture, and somewhere to hide. It’s this that makes your home popular. Simply clean up food waste as soon as you’ve made it, wash dishes, use a sealed bin, and clear clutter.

It’s also a good idea to disinfect the kitchen surfaces regularly and the floor, this will eliminate the food that attracts so many pests to your home. 

Alongside this, it’s a good idea to eliminate the entry points. This means walking around the outside of your home and looking for cracks and gaps where insects and other pests can get into your home. As soon as you find one seal it up. 

If pests can’t get into your home and there is nothing to attract them to your yard, you’re much less likely to have an issue this summer. 

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