Pests are an issue at any time of the year but they can be especially annoying in the warmer months. This is partly because you want to be outside more in the summer, but it is also because many pests are more active in the summer.

It’s a good idea to have the number of a good local exterminator to hand, this will help you to deal with the pests quickly and decisively.

In fact, pest control firms are a great source of information. You can pay them to inspect your home and illuminate you n where pests are likely to enter and which ones are most common in your area.

Being forewarned makes it easier to be ready for the pests and to defeat them.

There are a number of pests which peak during the summer months, here are the most common:

  • Termites

Termites will burrow into the soil in the colder months, seeking the warmth of the soil. If you dig down 10 feet you’ll find that the soil temperature I approximately 50°F, even if the air temperature is closer to 30°F.

Once the warmer weather arrives they come back up and head for some tasty wood, making them a dangerous pest.

  • Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes die in colder weather which is why you won’t see them until the spring or summer. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can carry several dangerous diseases, that’s why you don’t want them near your home and you should remove all standing water.

They need standing water to breed.

  • Ants

Ants are small but can be a real nuisance, especially if they decide to invade en mass and may even bite you repeatedly.

Like many pests they are attracted to sweet foods, make sure your sides are clean and all foods are stored in sealed containers, this will help to keep the ants away.

  • Flies

Flies carry as many diseases as mosquitoes and can spread these diseases through ‘biting’ you or by leaving their waste on your food and countertops.

Again, you’ll need to focus on cleanliness and keeping food locked away. 

  • Ticks

Ticks will often target pets but some are known to bite humans and can introduce a number of diseases, including Lyme disease.

If you get one on you it is advisable to remove it within 24 hours and to do it very carefully, you want to remove all of it to avoid the risk of infection or disease.

  • Bats

Bats are not generally referred to as pests because you’ll only see them in the late evening or overnight.

However, if they are in your home you’re going to need help removing them, they can give you a nasty bite!

  • Stinging Pests

Stinging pests include a huge range of different creatures, including wasps, bees, and even some ants.

It’s advisable to wear deterrent and to take preventative measures at home, which will stop the stinging pests visiting.

Being vigilant is the key to keeping these pests away and keeping you safe throughout the winter.