Just because the summer months are coming to an end doesn’t mean summer insects are ending anytime soon. Unfortunately, we still have a few weeks left for those summer pests. Here are a few that you are likely to see still hanging around for a while longer and how to avoid them:
Summer Pests Are Still a Problem
Mosquitoes – If there is standing water around your property (goodness knows we’ve had plenty of rain around here these last few months) there is a good chance mosquitoes have already used it to lay eggs. In order to keep the mosquito population low, you will need to break the reproduction cycle, which means getting rid of standing water and killing off the adults.
Ants – These guys are always on the hunt for food to feed their growing colonies and saving up reserves for the coming fall months. If you see them in your home, they are hunting for food and water. The best way to keep them out of your home is to keep things clean. Ants are actually pretty amazing because they can detect even the tiniest of crumbs.
Fleas are still around and looking for a host like your dog or cat. It is a must to continue to treat pets for ticks and fleas. If your pets already have fleas, you will most likely need a professional pest control treatment from Terminator Termite & Pest Control to treat your home.
Ticks pretty much fall into the same category as fleas. They are still around and still looking for a viable host. Ticks are like mosquitos because they easily spread disease. When treating your pet for fleas, be sure to use a treatment that works on ticks as well.
Termites grow in number in the summer. The queen is busy, busy laying up to 30,000 eggs a day! Termite control from Terminator Termite & Pest Control is a must!
Grasshoppers may seem harmless, but they can do some major damage. Farmers have long known that swarms can eat an entire field in a matter of days. One summer, we literally had a swarm of grasshoppers eat half of our landscaping! We had to have the yard professionally treated to save the rest of it.
Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the pests are, so it’s no time to be lax on your pest control. Call Terminator Termite & Pest Control to keep those pests from being a nuisance to you.