Summer is almost upon us and the weather has started to get warm again. After a long winter and a chilly spring, the shift in temperature is welcome. However, with rising temps come legions of bugs, ants, bees, and other pests that can cause damage to your house, lower your property value, and just be a general nuisance. Here are a few tips for keeping your home pest free from these little annoyances this summer.
Beware of Standing Water
Unfortunately, North Carolina is known for its large mosquito population. Though we may not have it as bad as towns farther east, it can still be frustrating to deal with the stinging insects. Over the summer, mosquitoes like to breed in standing water. By keeping an eye on your yard and eliminating puddles quickly, you can help prevent your home from being overrun.
Seal Your Food Containers
One of the best ways to keep pests of all kinds, whether rodents or ants or roaches, is to keep all of your food in sealed containers. This prevents pests from getting the scent of your goodies. If you do have food spillages, try to clean them up as quickly as you can to limit exposure to pests. It may seem difficult to keep pests away, but it is harder to get them out once they have latched onto your home.
Free Your Yard of Debris
The fewer places there are for pests to breed and live, the better your yard will be. The best choice is to remove debris from the area regularly, including sweeping up leaves into sealed bags rather than piles on the ground and stacking wood off the ground. Keep tree branches pruned so that they are away from your house and do not pose an easy access point for bugs. Also, try to ensure that plant clippings are disposed of rather than lingering in the lawn and that weeds are snuffed out when they arise. All of these things can harbor bug infestations.
We hope you have a great summer free of pests! If you would like other information, contact our office here.