You might be looking forward to summer in Southwestern Ontario, but so are the many pests that will come out of hibernation in the spring. Pests such as ants, wasps, flies, and mosquitoes can cause a lot of problems in your home and backyard, but a good summer pest control plan can take care of that.
Why You Need Summer Pest Control
Most of the insects that can cause problems in your home hibernate during the winter and become active in the spring. While you can get a good head start on keeping these pests under control during the spring, they are especially troublesome in the summer. They’ve had time to establish themselves and multiply, so you’re far more likely to see them. Since it’s also warmer in the summer, you’re going to be more likely to keep your windows open or spend time outdoors, which just further exposes your home to insects and other rodents. It may seem impossible to get rid of these pests completely once they’ve arrived, but you can avoid an infestation with some help from a residential pest control specialist.
Pests Common in the Summer
In Ontario, there are a wide range of pests that commonly invade homes, stores, and business buildings in the summer months. These include:
Mosquitoes are technically the deadliest insects on the planet, and they are at their busiest during the summer. They breed in standing water, from murky ponds and puddles to old birdbaths or dirty pools that you might have left out. Keep your yard as clear of these mosquito breeding areas as you can, and invest in some mosquito repellent or citronella candles for when you want to spend time outdoors.
Ants become active in the spring and summer. They constantly forage for food and can get into your home through the tiniest cracks. The best way to keep ants out of your home is to seal off any tiny cracks that you might have in your home, keep all of your stored food in tightly sealed containers, and keep your home clean.
Wasps and Bees
While bees aren’t normally very aggressive and can usually be ignored, wasps are predatory and will be more likely to sting. Wasps make their nests underneath leaves and decking, so keep an eye on these areas and contact a pest control professional if you think you have a wasp problem.
Fruit flies can easily get into your home before you know they’re there. They’re attracted to the smell of ripe or rotting fruit, so be careful about leaving any fruit out for long. When you buy fresh fruit, be sure to clean it thoroughly before you eat it since fruit flies can hitchhike with your produce.
Professional Summer Pest Control from ASAP Pest Control
These and other pests can be found just about everywhere during the summer. You will almost certainly see them, but that’s not a reason to panic. If you think you have a pest control problem or you might develop one, call the professionals at ASAP Pest Control. They will be happy to help you fortify your home against pests and remove any infestation you might have. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation for your personalized pest control program.