7 Summer Pest Control Tips

summer pest control

summer pest controlNashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN

Summer will be here before we know it. That means vacations, cookouts, and plenty of sunshine. It also means mosquitoes, ants, and stinging insects. After everything we’ve all been through in the last couple of years, Ameri Care Services wants you to be able to enjoy this summer without worrying about pests. That’s why we composed this list of seven pest control tips to follow this summer.

Tip 1: Eliminate standing water

We’re not talking about your swimming pool. No, we mean any water that has pooled in buckets, flowerpots, and other areas of your property where rainwater can accumulate. Minimize these areas of standing water, as they will draw mosquitoes.

Tip 2: Keep your yard maintained

Summer means plenty of lawn maintenance, but you have extra motivation to keep your yard tidy—it cuts down on the bugs and other pests. Keep your grass mowed to a low height, trim your hedges regularly, and remove yard waste.

Tip 3: Stow your firewood

That fireplace makes things cozy during the winter, but what do you do with any remaining firewood when the weather warms? Store it at least five feet from your home and in racks that keep it off the ground. Otherwise, your firewood can become the home of a new aspiring termite colony.

Tip 4: Control for snakes

Do you suffer from ophidiophobia, aka fear of snakes? If you want to keep snakes away from your home, that means eliminating any shelter and food sources such as excess lawn debris. Trim back any overgrown shrubbery where one of the snakes’ favorite foods, rodents, might shelter.

Tip 5: Travel with care

A stunning 82 percent of Americans traveled last summer, according to Travel Agent Central. Are you planning a vacation? Wherever you are staying, whether it is a hotel or a rental property, you want to inspect the property with care, looking for signs of bed bugs—like bloodstains or excrement on the mattresses. One tip: run a credit card along the edge of the mattress to expose bed bug evidence that otherwise would go unnoticed.

Tip 6: Seal doors and windows

What do mosquitoes, wasps, and spiders have in common? They are all pests that flourish during the summertime. And you can protect your home from all of them by sealing doors and windows. Make sure to seal off any gaps in doors and holes in window screens for maximum protection.

Tip 7: Hire a professional pest control company

You can follow all the steps above and buy all the over-the-counter pest control remedies available, but your best protection against pests is to hire the services of a professional pest control company. These technicians are well-trained and experienced and work with professional strength products available only to pest control businesses.

Pest Control in Nashville and Murfreesboro

Don’t stress about pests this summer. Instead, enjoy the peace of mind that comes from professional pest control offered by the team at Ameri Care Services. We offer comprehensive solutions to reduce and prevent insects, rodents, and other pests inside homes and businesses. To find out more about our range of services, just call (615) 893-7111 to schedule your consultation today.