Summer Pest Control STL

Summer Pest Tips

Summer Pest Control & Pest Prevention Tips

Throughout the summer months, many pests such as ants, flies, gnats, roaches, wasps and even rodents are much more active. You may be wondering what you can do to prevent these pesky pests from getting inside your home?
Here are some things you can do to prevent common summertime pests:

  • Year-Round Pest Control Maintenance
    • From sickness to disease to damage and disgust, pests can be disastrous for many reasons.
    • Even if you don’t have a pest problem now, pest prevention is always cheaper and easier than pest reaction. We highly recommend signing up for a year-round maintenance plan that fits your needs.
  • Keep your Yard & Garden Areas Maintained
    • Cut the grass on a regular basis, remove weeds and trim bushes. This will reduce the opportunities for pests to nest and multiply.
      • Drain any areas of standing water. This may be in a bird bath, a child’s wading pool or just an area of your lawn prone to flooding. Standing water serves as an incubator for many species of pest, so simply removing the water will lead to a reduction in the number of pests in your vicinity.
      • Divert rainwater away from the house
      • Don’t let your sprinklers spray directly toward the foundation of your home
      • Throw away overripe fruits and vegetables in your garden
      • Keep all garbage covered or in a container to discourage the growth of flies and other pests. This is especially crucial during summer months when the warm weather spurs many pests to greater action.
      • Store your Firewood away from your house. Five feet is a minimum distance. Termites love firewood, so you are essentially giving them a spot to collect themselves before assaulting your home! Keep the firewood on racks of some kind, too: don’t let it rest on the ground.
  • Pest Control Inside your Home
    • Keeping your house clean will also go a long way to preventing a pest invasion.
      • Seal your Doors & Windows! It doesn’t matter which of the common summertime insects you’re talking about: regardless of whether its mosquitoes, wasps or even spiders, keeping your doors and windows sealed is an effective ways to keep them out. Check for gaps in your doors and holes in your window screens and repair them as needed.
      • Seal all food items such as sugar or flour that may attract pests in airtight containers.
      • Sweep, vacuum and clean on a regular basis to prevent crumbs and/or sticky spills as these things are highly appealing to pest.
      • Don’t leave pet food dishes out for long periods of time
      • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
      • The most important don’t is…don’t try to remove a pest infestation on your own. It may be dangerous and inefficient to try to deal with it on your own.

      This list of summer pest control tips should help eliminate pest activity in and around your home during the hot, summer months. If you do suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions today. We have been servicing the Greater St. Louis and surrounding areas for over three decades, specializing in pest control and wildlife control.
      Contact us for a free evaluation for any of your pest control needs. Call us at 314 544-7378. We will give you peace of mind and your home back!

      Holper’s is currently offering a special price of $39.95 for your First Mosquito Treatment in June (up to a 1/4 acre) when you sign up for our Mosquito Treatment Package for 2019!