How to Avoid Summer Pests

How to Avoid Summer Pests

As the weather begins to change and the heat returns, so do the insects. Unfortunately Summer is a carrier for bugs. In the increased heat, insects are able to reproduce more frequently, and infestations are more likely to occur. To help you avoid the on coming pests, here are a few tips on how to keep the bugs at bay:
The best defence from infestations is purely prevention; it is also the best cure. The reason why you have pests coming into your home is for food, shelter or water. Ultimately, the action you need to take is to remove all of those elements from the equation so there is no need for the bugs to stay. Food sources, like garbage bins, unwashed dishes or even food just left out will attract lots of unwanted attention from our little friends.  
  • Keeping your house clean, tidy, and sanitised is more important than you might think, the cleaner your house is, the more unwelcome it appears to cockroaches, ants, mice, and flies.  
  • Make sure to wipe down the counters, where food might have been left out, even crumbs can attract an array of pests.   
  • Don’t leave your dirty dishes out after meals, make sure to either wash them or put them in the dishwasher. 
  • Don’t forget about trash day, full bins are a hotspot for pests. 
  • Take care of your house, apartment, or office. If you start to find cracks and crevices, seal them the as soon as soon as you can. Otherwise you’ll be housing cockroaches and mice.  
  • Moisture attracts all kinds of pests; mice, flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes (who lay eggs in stagnant water). So make sure that your home is kept dry.  
  • Be aware that pests are harmful for your health. Spread the awareness. 
  • If you try to solve the problem yourself, make sure that you’re eliminating the colony or nest. Just eliminating the pests in sections won’t stop them from coming back. 
Summer pests are generally a struggle for the average homeowner to keep under control, and can be problematic for offices as well. Let BP Direct Pest Control help with your summer infestation problem today!