Just as people are getting back to their favorite outdoor activities, summertime pests are scoping out their home for their favorite indoor activities. They find their way in through cracks, crevices and even the front door, looking for shelter, food and moisture. So if you think your home is getting buggier during the summer months, you’re right.
The Usual Summer Suspects
Ants: This is a popular pest who, in addition to wanting food, is looking to escape the heat and the rain. Your best deterrent is to keep your house clean and free of crumbs or food on counters. But even this doesn’t guarantee that ants won’t be attracted to your home.
Roaches: Roaches breed in the summer months because their offspring can thrive in the warm weather. After hiding beneath sinks, in pantries and in cabinets, they come out at night to forage through your food.
Termites: Termites also breed in the spring and summer. When colonies become too large, they swarm and find a new location to start another colony. Of all the summer pests, termites are the most destructive. Termite control is essential to protecting the value of your home. Should you find evidence of termites, call for a termite inspection right away.
Fleas: If you have pets, add fleas to the potential pests that can invade your home. In addition to posing some annoying and serious health threats to pets, they will bite people. If you suspect that your home is infested with fleas, keep an eye on places where your pet sleeps. Fleas are hard to get rid of because they multiply quickly. Eradication is best left to professionals.
Bees, Hornets & Wasps: Bee infestations are a nuisance first and foremost because of their sting. Some bees, such as carpenter bees are destructive to the wood on your home. Different bees create different types of nests, so there’s no one shape or size to look for. And since honey bees are so vital to the environment, you’re going to want to treat them differently. Some bees will build small homes on your porch while others might build what looks like a metropolis in your attic or basement. Like fleas, bee removal is best left to a professional.
Don’t Let Pests Ruin Your Summer
Ecola specializes in ridding pests from homes. We’ve been in business for over 30 years, so we know how to kill ants, bed bugs, roaches and termites. Call Ecola Termite and Pest Control today at (800)332-BUGS (2847) or online at ecolatermite.com to learn more about our natural termite control. Our first priority is to rid your home of pests in a manner that is gentle to you, your family and your pets.
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