Time to fire up the grill, pack the beach bag and pest proof the home?! With today being the first official day of the summer, we just wanted to make sure that our friends and family in New York were prepared for the summer season in regards to pests. It is easy to get caught up in all the excitement of summer but there is nothing more dampening to your summer spirits than trying to deal with a pest infestation. That’s where we come in! Our Long Island pest control team at Parkway Pest Services is ready to help you achieve a pest free home this summer and throughout the entire year for that matter.
What pests are you most likely to see during the summer in Long Island, Westchester County and throughout New York as well as Connecticut? Click on each pest below to learn a little more about what they look like and how they could threaten you, your family, and your home this summer.
Reading about painful bee stings, itchy mosquito bites, and of course the threat of Lyme disease from tick bites as well as the other risks associated with these summer pests may have you wondering what the best way to avoid encounters with these pests is. We have good news for you! Combined efforts of your own pest proofing techniques as well as our home pest control services will surely help you to avoid the sting of summer pest problems.
Here are a few summer pest-proofing tips that will help keep the critters away:
Replace any window screens that are broken or torn.
Check around the home for any cracks or holes that could let insects inside. If you find any openings you will want to seal them off.
Keep tree branches cut back so that there is nothing touching the side of the home. When tree branches or even shrubs touch the side of the home, it creates a bridge that pests can easily use to get closer to the inside of the home.
Eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by removing any sources of standing water from the property. This includes the kids’ toys in the yard and holes in the lawn.
Keep the grass cut down as to avoid ticks from hiding out in tall grassy areas.
Keep pets up to date on flea and tick preventative treatments to help reduce the threat of an indoor flea or tick problem.
Always keep open food sealed in containers so that ants stay away from your kitchen.
If you do happen to find any problems with pests inside your home or on your property, please give us a call at Parkway Pest Services. Since summer pests can leave bites and stings, it is always best to let our Long Island exterminators take care of matters. After all, it’s summertime and that means fun in the sun for you and your family!