Pest Control Tips for the Summer

Daydreaming about summer brings to mind ice cream, picnics, baseball, barbecues and vacations. Summer also brings mosquitoes, ticks, flies, spiders, mice and termites. We don’t want bugs ruining our daydreams or our reality. What can you do this summer to minimize the hassle of pests?

Plant a Garden

Use the power of nature to fight nature. There are many plants that you can add to your landscaping or in pots on your patio to keep the bugs away. Some herbs that repel mosquitoes are lemon balm, basil, lemon grass, mint, lavender, rosemary, sage and thyme. Add color with marigolds, petunias and mums.

Check your Screens

It’s time to go around your house and inspect all of your window screens. Make sure they fit snugly in the window frame and that they have no holes or tears. You can pick up DIY screen patches at the hardware store. Let the breeze come in but not the bugs.

Schedule an Inspection

You may be surprised with how reasonably priced a professional exterminator can be. They will examine your entire property, looking for problem areas and signs of infestations. If they find any problems, they will solve them for you. Ask your technician about spraying your lawn and trees with natural solutions that keep away mosquitoes, flies and ticks.

Use Essential Oils

The right blend of essential oils will keep the mosquitoes and flies far from your patio this summer. Essential oils are a natural way to protect your family from sickness and the irritation that comes from bug bites. Look for a blend that contains some of these oils: geranium, citronella, lemon eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary. Add a few drops to the fuel in tiki torches for a beautiful and practical bug repellent.

Seal up the Food

Bugs are not the only kind of pests that come out in the summer. Mice, moles, red squirrels, and chipmunks are always looking for an easy meal. You can make your home less attractive by removing their food source. Make sure that all baking supplies and bags of food are sealed away in hard plastic containers. Don’t forget about the pet food and bird seed.

There is no need for pests to ruin your summer. Take some preventative actions and call Bug Man Exterminating to schedule a quick and easy inspection of your property. Our friendly technicians will make sure that your home and family are protected from bugs and critters this summer.