Keeping your home and property free of annoying and sometimes dangerous pests is likely a priority all year long, there are several summer pests to watch out for in Georgia. In this blog article we’ll identify the top five pests you should be on the lookout for this summer.
However, be sure to reach out to the team of experts at Healthy Home Pest Control whenever you notice an infestation of unwanted pests on your property or in your home. Contact us at 770-505-9040 or complete our online contact form to schedule an appointment.
Be Ready for Mosquitoes
The number of mosquitoes in Georgia increases rapidly during the summer months. In fact, mosquito season is at its peak during the months of June through September. With plenty of these annoying, and potentially disease carrying pests around, you’ll want to take steps to safeguard yourself, your family and your property as much as possible. Some good precautions to take include:
- Eliminating sources of standing water
- Wearing insect repellant
- Avoiding being outside when mosquitoes are most active: From dusk until the sun rises
Beware of Ticks
Ticks are most active in Georgia from late spring to early fall. Since ticks can transmit serious diseases like Lyme Disease, they are definitely among the top five summer pests to watch out for in Georgia. You’ll definitely want to be on high alert for ticks if you are walking or hiking in wooded areas, but that is not the only place they are prevalent. Ticks are also often found in areas where there is tall grass. If you think you’ll be sharing space with ticks you will want to wear long sleeves and pants and be sure to do a tick check after your time outdoors.
Georgia Summers Can Bring Spiders Inside
If you have noticed an increase of spiders in your Georgia home this summer it is likely because it’s gotten too hot in the spaces they normally hide, like the attic, has driven them inside. If you notice more spiders inside your living space this summer, you’ll want to check for any openings around pipes or under doors that may be letting spiders in and seal those up. Also keep the humidity in your home in check since most spiders prefer humid conditions.
Make Sure Ants are Not Invited to the Party
During summer you’ll also see an increase in the number of ants out and about foraging for food to bring back to their colonies. There are a few steps you can take to avoid ant infestations on your property and to prevent the ants from entering your home. These include:
- Removing dead wood and debris from around the foundation of your home
- Making sure kitchen counters are clean and free of crumbs and all stored food is in well-sealed containers
- Make sure tree branches are trimmed and kept as far away from your house as possible
Watch Out for Hornets, Bees, and Wasps
Stinging insects like hornets, bees and wasps also use the summer season to forage for food so you’ll need to look out for them when you spend time outdoors this summer. If you are hosting a summer barbeque or picnic you will want to make sure to cover food and sweet drinks to keep down the number of stinging pests buzzing around.
Contact Healthy Home Pest Control for Summer Pest Control
Don’t spend your summer worried about summer pests in your Georgia home or on your property. Give the team at Healthy Home Pest Control a call at 770-505-9040 to inspect for and eliminate any summer pest infestations.