Beating the Heat: Effective Pest Control Strategies For The Summer

Beat the Heat and the Pests: Save Your Summer with Integrated Pest Management

With summer comes the opportunity to immerse ourselves in outdoor activities. However, the season also invites unwanted guests into our homes in the form of pests. Mosquitoes, flies, ants, and other pests can quickly turn a pleasant summer day into a frustrating battle.

But fear not — because Pest Science is here to bridge the gap between science and service, offering effective pest control strategies to keep your home pest-controlled and comfortable throughout the season.

What pests does the season bring?

As summer rolls in, so do the pests, each with its own set of nuisances and potential dangers. Understanding their behavior during the summer months is crucial for effective pest control.

  • Mosquitoes: These blood-sucking pests thrive in warm, humid conditions, making summer their peak season. Apart from their itchy bites, mosquitoes can also transmit diseases like dengue fever.
  • Flies and gnats: With the abundance of food waste and outdoor activities, flies and gnats become a common annoyance during summer, buzzing around food and causing hygiene concerns.
  • Ants: Seeking refuge from the heat, ants often invade homes in search of water and food. They can quickly establish colonies and become a persistent problem if not addressed promptly.
  • Garden pests and other bugs: Beetles, aphids, and other garden pests can wreak havoc on plants and crops, affecting not just your indoor space but also outdoor areas.

Pest-proofing your space

Start by taking proactive steps to keep pests away. Seal entry points, keep things clean, and use natural repellents. Here’s a list of things you can do around the house to help make your living space pest-proof:

  • Seal entry points: Inspect your home for gaps around doorways, windows, utility pipes, and vents. Seal any cracks or openings using weatherstripping, caulk, or door sweeps. Pay attention to areas where utility lines enter your home, as pests can use these as entry points.
  • Mindful window usage: Be mindful of leaving windows and doors open, especially without screens. Use window screens to prevent insects like mosquitoes, flies, and gnats from entering your home while allowing fresh air to circulate.
  • Maintain cleanliness: Keep your living spaces clean and free of clutter. Regularly vacuum carpets and floors, wipe down surfaces, and dispose of food waste promptly. Clean kitchen counters, cabinets, and appliances to remove food crumbs and spills that attract pests.
  • Store food properly: Store food in airtight containers, especially pantry items like grains, cereals, and pet food. Keep fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator or sealed containers to prevent attracting fruit flies and ants.
  • Outdoor maintenance: Trim vegetation and shrubs around your home to reduce hiding spots for pests. Keep outdoor garbage bins tightly sealed and away from entry points to prevent attracting flies, ants, and other pests.
  • Use natural repellents: Consider using natural repellents like essential oils (e.g., peppermint, lavender, citronella) or herbal sachets (e.g., bay leaves, cloves) to deter pests. Planting insect-repelling herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary near entry points can also help keep pests away.
  • Green options: Opt for environmentally-friendly pest control products that are safe for pets and children. Look for green-labeled or eco-friendly repellents, baits, and traps that target specific pests without harming beneficial insects or wildlife.

When all is said and done, talk to the experts still!

Even if you’ve taken the necessary steps to control pests within your home, it’s still recommended to seek professional pest management services. Consultations and surveys are a great help in preventing or identifying pest infestations.

This is where Pest Science shines, showcasing the benefit and importance of their dedication to using science-backed solutions to provide the most effective service to customers.

With a commitment to using science-backed solutions, Pest Science is IMS-ISO-certified and has earned a reputation as a trusted partner for businesses and homeowners. With a 20-year track record of excellence and satisfied clients endorsing their services, Pest Science stands ready to be the go-to solution for pest-controlled environments. To experience Pest Science’s pest control services firsthand, schedule a 100% free survey and consultation by contacting Pest Science at 0915-986-9992 or submitting inquiries through their website here.