Summer Pest Control Tips: Do’s and Dont’s
Summer is the season when everyone packs their backpacks to go outside to have fun while on the other hand, the pests try to get inside of your home and make it their breeding ground.
Actually, the season summer is considered as the season of pests. In this period, the pests increase their activities. The temperature rise in the summer affects the behaviour and development of many common pests like cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, bees, lizards, bedbugs, rats, etc.
Though hiring a professional pest control service provider is the easiest way to get rid of the pest, but many people don’t prefer to have the service providers as they use harsh chemicals to kill or remove the pests. So, if you are one of those people, then you should follow some dos and don’ts to avoid the invasion of the pests to your place.
Do’s – Pest Control in Summer
- Block their entry
The first thing one should do is look for the spaces or holes that are letting pests enter the home. So, check for those holes or gaps (even the minor ones). Check your door, windows, or holes in walls or ceiling, etc. and get it repaired if you find any.
- Keep your kitchen clean
Your kitchen is the best place which invites most of the pests like cockroaches, flies, rats, etc. So, it would be best if you always keep your kitchen clean. Make sure there are no dirty dishes left for a long time in your sink, clean the kitchen shelve as soon as possible as food crumbs attract pests, do not put the dirty wet dish towels, etc. and this can also invite pests.
- Use pesticides
One of the best ways to keep pests away from your place is to use pesticides/insecticides. Never miss to read and follow the pesticide label instructions. It is better to use ready-to-use products, which require no mixing.
- Get rid of standing/still water
You know that stagnant water invites pests, commonly flies, and mosquitoes, one of the world’s most deadly pests. Stagnant water is an excellent invitation for mosquitoes for their breeding ground. People often miss standing water so, regularly walk in and around your property to check for it.
- Eat your fruits and vegetables
Never let your fruits and veggies rot on your counter because it invites flies and getting rid flies can be challenging. So, better your keep the fruits in the refrigerator or you can eat them.
- Maintain your yard
Maintaining a yard is very much necessary to keep pests away. The overgrown weeds & grass is perfect for pests to have their nest. So, it is better to cut and trim weeds to keep your yard maintain and avoid pest infestation.
Don’ts – Pest Control in Summer
- Leave the dirty dishes in the sink
Dirty dishes are like an open invitation for pests like cockroaches and flies. It would be best if you do not keep your dishes for a long time in the sink. It would help if you immediately wash after using them.
- Let trash in trash bins accumulate
People often forget to empty their bins for days. The trash in your trash bin evokes a smelly odour, and this invites pests. Do not forget to close the bin’s lid, and if possible then, also keep it sanitized as well.
- Ignore the gaps or holes in window or doors
Never ignore even the minor gaps in window frames or doors, as this can be the entry gate for the pests to invade your house. So, repair if you find any holes or gaps from the pests are coming.
- Leave food out in the open
Never leave your food open in your kitchen or anywhere in your home. If you have leftover foods then, put it in a sealed container or the refrigerator so that the ants, flies won’t feed on your meals.
- Use outdoor chemicals indoor
Try not to get confused with outdoor and indoor pesticides, as this can be harmful to anyone’s health. Outdoor pesticides are intended to be used only for outdoors and can be very dangerous for indoor use, as they are harsh chemicals.