Summer Pest Control Tips

June 21, 2021

Summer brings with it beautiful vegetation, inviting evenings on the patio, time for relaxation by the pool… and pests. Unfortunately, this season is also high time for mosquitoes, ants, snakes, spiders and a host of other things you’d rather never encounter. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the nuisance of these unwanted guests. For effective pest control, try the following tips to avoid summer pests.

Keep things dry

When you have standing water on your property, this is like rolling out the red carpet for mosquitoes. To avoid inviting this summer pest to your yard and home, keep standing water to a minimum. This includes flower pots, buckets and other containers that could provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Keep things tidy

With everything else going on in the summer, it can be a challenge to keep your yard well maintained. However, a tidy yard is good for pest control. When you keep your lawn cut short, the hedges trimmed and yard waste disposed of right away, you remove the habitat for many yard pests.

Keep firewood far away

If you store firewood on your property, do not pile it near your home. Piles of lumber are inviting to termites. If they decide to infest your firewood supply, you’ll want the infestation to be far from your house. Otherwise, the termites can easily move from the firewood to your home. Keep firewood at least five feet from the home and keep it off the ground by storing it on a rack of some kind.

Keep snakes at bay

Snakes like thick shrubbery and lawn debris. To keep snakes away from your home, don’t provide these habitats. They also tend to live in places with a good food supply, so if there are a lot of mice and other rodents on your property, this will invite snakes. Take steps to keep your property clear of rodents and snake shelters, and you’ll be less likely to encounter this summer pest.

Keep things sealed

Are your doors and windows doing a good job of pest control? How effective are they at keeping pests out of your home? Check for gaps, tears in screens or other damage that could allow pests into your home. Make repairs as soon as possible to prevent pest entry.

Keep a professional in your corner

The most effective pest control is to partner with professionals. Experienced technicians can take steps to protect your home from summer pests. Look for a company that has a proven track record of results and experience with the type of pests you tend to encounter at your home.

Say goodbye to pests

For effective summer pest control, contact the team at Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. We’ve been the area’s go-to source for efficient, safe and affordable pest control services since 1950. Our expertise is in keeping your house free of mice, ants, roaches, spiders and more. Whether you have an issue with rodents or insects, we’re here to help. We offer free inspections, so give us a call today at 217-543-2890.

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