How Does Summer Weather Affect Pests?

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. However, the warm weather not only attracts humans but pests as well. During the warmer weather, insects can share in your picnics. The picnics move the food and water outside and give the insects two resources to survive.

The Summer Pests

The summer weather sends some pests into hiding while bringing others out. The warmer weather and the summer flowers attract pests like bees and wasps. The bees and wasps become more active during the summer months and they may make their nests near your home or under an overhang. These pests are annoying, and when agitated, they sting.

Another summer pest that becomes more active is ants. Sure, you can generally find them in your house during the rainy season, but they love to help themselves to your picnic. Every little crumb you leave behind is theirs for the taking. With more picnics and barbecues outside, the ant’s food source increases drastically.

As the rainy spring season ends, the mosquitoes begin coming around. The swimming pools and other water activities are the attraction for mosquitoes. Where there is standing water, mosquitoes will make a home. The food source for the mosquitoes is humans. Since more people are outside during the summer, the food source increases.

Combating Summer Pests

You can reduce or almost eliminate many different pests if you take away the necessities they need to survive. So the first thing you will want to do is make sure your yard is maintained. Next, you will want to look for any places where water can collect and become stagnant. If you have pools, you will either need to cover them or empty them often. When you are outside, you need to make sure to use an insect repellent to keep the bugs away. Finally, make sure your garden’s vegetables do not get overripe or rot.

When it comes to bees and wasps, you will want to seek a professional exterminator for the removal of the nest. You will not want to risk making the hive angry, which could lead to an attack. A trained exterminator will know how to remove the nest properly.

For more information on summer pests and how to get rid of them or for a free inspection, contact Tim's Pest Control.

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