The summer time is officially here and the warm weather is one of the reasons that pests are in full swing. Not all pests are a problem in the summer time but there are lots of pests that start to swarm and infest in the nice warm weather. The warmth is the best chance for newly born insects to survive and the best way for them to reach adulthood. Most insects and other pests go into a hibernating state when the weather is cold so this is the opportune time to get as much done as possible. There are several kinds of pests that come out of hiding during the summer and some of them are stinging pests that care out about most commonly in moist and wet areas while others are crawling pests like ants that can contaminate food and cause property damage. Another pest that is abundant in the warm weather are several species of cockroaches. They are on the look for trash and food that are found in homes and can make your loved ones sick. They also are in need of some moisture as well. The amount of pests that you are sure to find are staggering and you need to be vigilant to ensure that you are protected from these pests invading your pests. Effective Pest Services lists ways you can prevent pests from invading your home this summer.
Remove Standing Water that Attracts Bugs
one of the things that draws all sorts of pests especially in the summer time is standing or stagnant water. This kind of standing water can be a great spot for all kinds of pests such as cockroaches. If this water is near your home they can be attracting them close enough to bring them in their home too.
Identify where Insects are Nesting
You want to look in particular areas in search of nests that are made by the pests that you are trying to keep away. Many pests will make a nest in a well-hidden area that you may not think to check. It can be in the gutters that surround your home or the eves around the roof. It can also be under a window ledge or an outdoor light fixture.
Seal Up Pest Entry Points
A great way to keep pests out of your home is to take time to look around for spots that they can gain access. These can be tiny cracks in the siding or a gap in the door or window. You can use a caulking to seal the space or you can add some weather stripping around doors and windows to stop the openings.
Trim Bushes Away From House
You want to take any shrubs, bushes or trees that are close to the house and make sure they are trimmed. This can be any small or large plant that is to0uching the house. The pest can start in the bush or tree and attach to the side of the house and get in the house from the outside. Trim back all the plants to keep a space between the tow.
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Another way to make sure that an infestation is kept under control or prevented is to have a pest control service treat your premises on a regular basis. Effective Pest Services can treat the home and property that will usually stop any infestation from the start or we can identify an existing pest infestation and treat it right away. Call us to schedule a consultation and inspection today!