As the heat in Miami reaches an all time high, it’s prime time for bugs and pests to come out and play. With the opportunity to roam around more freely, it makes it more likely that pests will enter your property.
Pests like ants, spiders, roaches, and bed bugs are all very common during the summer months. So, if you’re battling summertime pests, take a look at these pest control tips to keep them at bay.
If the weather can get in, so can pests. It may not be as noticeable during the summer but small leaks are a big clue. Make sure to reseal your windows and doors so smaller bugs aren’t able to crawl through. Check your interior and exterior walls for any cracks or holes and be sure to patch them up when you find them.
2. Standing Water
Bugs, like mosquitoes, like to breed in standing water. The longer you leave pooled water in your yard, the more likely you are to have bugs on your property. Standing water often gathers in places like birdbaths and furniture. Clear out any water that gathers from rainfall and cover items that could potentially collect water. If you develop a problem before you realize it, you may need professional pest control to help.
It’s important to keep your yard in tip-top shape during the summer. Keep your foliage trimmed so you don’t invite bugs into your garden. Long grass also attracts pests so you must keep your lawn just a few inches high and use fertilizer pest control.
Adding certain plants to your garden space could help to keep pests under control. For example, many pests don’t like lavender plants.
Outdoor furniture is the perfect place for bugs to hide and get comfortable. The padded cushions that often come with furniture are ideal for bugs to bury themselves in. Wasps and spiders also like to make a home under wicker furniture, so it’s worth cleaning the furniture before sitting down. Take all covers off and wash them thoroughly. Ideally, you should do this on a hot wash to kill any small bugs. Dust away cobwebs or debris from your furniture before replacing the cushions.
5. Pest Control
If you noticed a bug infestation that you’re having difficulty getting rid of, it’s wise to contact Florida pest control before it gets out of hand. There are many ways that a pest control company can get rid of bugs.
At One Two Tree, we will assess the situation, determine the best treatment and set up perimeter control.
Using Pest Control Tips in the Summer
Most pest control tips are used as preventative measures. So, if you’ve already noticed bugs on your property, it may be too late for these tips to help. It’s always worth contacting your local pest control to get professional advice.
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