The Pests Most Likely to Invade Your Home This Summer
There is a common misconception that bugs, rodents, and other pests invade living spaces in the winter more frequently than the summer. Though pests are certainly looking for warm spaces in the winter, they are also on the prowl for shelter and food when the temperatures rise. Below, we provide a look at the pests likely to infiltrate your home this summer.
Ants are likely to pop up this summer as they search for food. These little buggers are especially likely to come in through your kitchen window and into your food wastebasket or garbage disposal. Even the smallest crumbs will attract ants. If you have a pet, do not leave his or her food on the ground for an extended period of time, as ants will eventually find their way to this free and unprotected food.
If you do not spot fleas in your home this summer, your pets just might reveal their presence. Pay close attention to your pets if they are itching at an unusually high frequency. Such itching is a sign fleas have made their way into your home. Though specialized pet collars that help prevent/treat fleas will certainly help your dog or cat, your home will benefit from indoor pest control treatment provided by our professionals.
Flies are drawn to cool living spaces as they are in search of a comfortable place sheltered from the blazing hot summer sun. Flies will move right on into your home, eat your food, and pester you with incredibly annoying buzzing noises. The problem is magnified by the fact that flies reproduce when the temperatures are particularly high. If you do not let the professionals tackle your fly problem, they will hang around in your living space well into the fall and beyond.
Spring is termite season. The termite count in your house will elevate as we make the transition to summer. A termite queen can lay upwards of 30,000 eggs in a single day. If you spot a termite on your property or suspect there might be termites, ask for help from our pest control gurus. Our termite control crew knows exactly how to eliminate termites from your living space. If you do not reach out to us for immediate assistance with your termite problem, you run the risk of significant damage to your home’s structure.
Mice and Rats
Mice and rats are especially problematic due to their size, noise and ability to chew through your home’s electrical wiring, wood, and other components. If you leave your door ajar in the spring, it is only a matter of time until a mouse or rat finds its way inside, spurring a nasty infestation. It will also help to ensure your home does not have any crevices that provide these rodents direct access to your living space.
Mosquitoes are prevalent in the summer months, especially when the humidity ramps up. If your property has standing water, you are inviting mosquitoes to lay their eggs close to your home. Mosquito control is essential to prevent mosquito breeding that will eventually make your house and backyard absolutely unbearable.
Ticks might be in your house even if fleas are not biting you and your furry friends. Similar to mosquitoes, ticks are a major issue as they have the potential to spread disease. Summer tick bites increase during the spring and summer, as everyone is likely to spend a significant amount of time outdoors. The last thing you need is for a family member or pet to bring ticks into your living space.