7 Summer Pest Control Tips You Should Know

If you are concerned about bugs ruining your summer, now is the time to take action to prevent infestations and pest problems. The seven tips below can minimize pest problems at your home this summer.

1) Eliminate Standing Water

Mosquitoes happen to be the most dreaded summertime insect out there. It’s small but mighty, powerful enough to scare the bejesus out of most of us. Eliminating standing water is the first line of defense against this pest. Without water, mosquitoes cannot breed so they have no use for your property. Although there’s more work involved in eliminating mosquitoes, this first step makes the process much easier.

2) Seal Cracks and Holes

Cracks and holes form around pipes in the bathroom, kitchen, and basement, around doors and windows, along baseboards, and in other conspicuous places throughout your home. Inspect your place for such cracks and holes and seal them up, no matter how small. Weatherstripping and caulk resolve most small cracks and holes located in the house. Cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, gnats, earwigs, ticks, and other pests enter homes through these cracks, making repair imperative to your comfort and peace of mind.

pest control denver3) Maintain the Lawn

Keep the grass cut and trees and bushes trimmed. Ticks love to hide in tall grass, as do many other pests that can make summertime less fun than it should be. Additionally, make sure wood, cardboard, or other debris does not pile up outside. This attracts bugs to your property and gives them a good place to hide.

4) Clean the Kitchen

Most bugs love to hide out in the kitchen. There’s lots of food there to gobble up as well as nice, dark hiding spots. Ants particularly love the kitchen during the summer, especially if you’re not wiping up crumbs or taking out the trash. Keep the kitchen clean to reduce the risk of a pest problem.

5) Check for Pests

Pest can also hitch a ride inside the house. Remove clothing when you come inside during the summer. A quick inspection can also ensure that you haven’t brought bugs in the house on your body.

6) Use Bug Repellants

Bug repellents keep mosquitoes, ticks, and other crawly bugs away from you and those at your home. Candles, wipes and lotions, and other bug repellent products are safe for humans, sold online and at many local retailers.

pest control denver7) Schedule Pest Control Service

Schedule an annual pest control service to keep pests away from your property. You should also reach out to professionals if you suspect or notice a pest problem.

Experience an enjoyable, pest-free summer when you call CO Pest Pros to schedule pest control service at 720.422.1083 if you’re in Denver or 719.213.9234 if you’re in Colorado Springs.