Posted on: 7 February 2023Share
While pest control treatments are important during all seasons of the year, the warmer months bring additional types of pests to your yard and home. When temperatures are warm, pests are more active outside, and they can eventually find their way indoors. Here's a look at some additional pest control treatments you may need during the summer.
When mosquitoes get bad in the summer, you may not be able to go outdoors when the sun goes down. Some mosquitoes are even active during the day, and that makes it hard for kids to play outside since you probably don't want to cover them in mosquito spray every day.
A pest control company can spray your yard for mosquitoes to kill them and keep them away. They generally spray areas where there is shade because that's where mosquitoes are most likely to hang out. The treatments continue to work for a period of weeks, but you may need to have the treatments repeated multiple times over the summer.
Ants are common summer pests that can be annoying since they march inside your house. Ants are so tiny, it's easy for them to find a way inside when they're searching for food. If a scout finds food, they put down a trail that other ants follow, and you'll soon have ants marching in from outside.
Your pest control company may use bait to kill off an ant colony. They'll leave bait outside or inside your house so the ants find it and take it back to the colony to share. By decreasing the number of ants in your yard, you can decrease the amount that finds their way inside your house.
Flea And Tick Treatments
Depending on where you live, you may fight fleas and ticks all year. Some places have the worst time with fleas during the summer months. To get rid of these pests, you may need to treat your pets as well as your yard. Otherwise, your cat or dog may keep bringing fleas inside your house.
Fleas can be bothersome if they invade your home in large numbers, and they can be hard to get rid of too. Having your yard treated by a pest control company is a good way to deal with these pests so they stay out of your home.
You may also see more insects in general during the summer. You may be bothered by flies, roaches, or spiders. Your pest control company may recommend increasing the frequency of your treatments if you're suddenly bothered by more insect pests when the weather gets warm.