The perfect formula, you ask? Summer minus pests equals easy life! But it’s hard to have a pest-free summer when it’s as hot and muggy as many places in the American South. When navigating summer, there are certain things you can do to ensure you stay pest-free this summer.
Read on to learn about these most common summer pests—and how to eliminate them!
Mosquitoes ruin everything! Whether you’re enjoying early morning coffee on the porch or watching the sunset after dinner, you can bet your bottom dollar that mosquitoes are out and ready to bite. Did you know that mosquitoes not only bite, but also carry dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever?
You need to be proactive to say “goodbye” to mosquitoes for good. Protect yourself by wearing mosquito repellent. You can go with generic brands found at the supermarket or an organic variant—such as lavender, thyme, or citronella oils.
Flies flock to everything sticky, dirty and gross, but also everything tasty like what you eat for dinner. So that basically means everything! Flies always seem to be the guest you didn’t expect to host.
To discourage their presence, pick up anything they might be attracted to. From dog poop to last night’s dinner leftovers, clean up around your home—inside and out. In addition, you can hang a sticky piece of paper (called fly paper) in areas where flies are most common in your home. These are often eco-friendly, non-toxic and reduce chemical insecticides.
Ticks are sneaky! They hide in overgrown shrubs, uncut grass and even under your pet’s fur. With the tick population increasing due to warmer winter temperatures and the growing population of deer and rodents, ticks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Ticks also carry a large number of diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the more common disease, Lyme. When walking or even just outside in tick infested areas, it is important to wear tick repellent spray or clothing. By tucking your pants into your socks and wearing long sleeves, you’ll be sure to be protected.
Horse bees and Horse bees
You’ve probably seen wasp and wasp nests hidden under your porch or decks or in random wood piles around your neighborhood. If you disturb them, even accidentally, these flying insects will surely get excited and want to sting you. There are many over the counter sprays and killers, such as Raid, that you can spray on their nests when they are gone. Unfortunately, there is still a high risk of getting stung: The best and safest way to eliminate wasps and wasps may be to call a pest control service—like Vulcan Termite & Pest Control.
Stay pest safe this summer—call Vulcan Termite!
You’re just one phone call away from a (possibly) plague-free summer! Of course we can take care of the pests listed above; however, we also have services to eliminate termites, fleas, slugs, ants, gnats and more.
Call us to enjoy the last few months of summer without the thought and worry of insects and pests. Contact Us or visit our website to schedule an appointment; we are happy to come out and spray or service your house and yard.