How North Texas Homeowners Can Defend Their Homes From Pests This Summer
July 31, 2018
The arrival of summertime in Lewisville means homeowners will soon be dealing with a plethora of pest infestation problems. In this blog, we want to take a moment to touch on some tips to help you protect yourself from the most common summertime invaders, namely mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, and termites.
Let’s take a closer look at each one of these pests before we get into how to defend your home from them:
Mosquitoes are annoying pests that buzz around in our faces and leave raised, itchy bumps on our skin when they bite. The itchy bumps these pests leave behind can lead to a secondary infection if the skin is broken from scratching. Mosquitoes travel in large swarms and can drive people indoors to seek refuge from these biting pests. Not only that, mosquitoes are also very dangerous as they have the potential to carry and transmit harmful diseases through their bites. The most common mosquito-borne diseases are Zika virus, West Nile virus, and encephalitis. The best way to reduce your risk of contracting these diseases is to reduce the mosquito population on your property!
Cockroaches are disgusting pests that oftentimes travel through sewers, garbage, and other refuse right before invading your home and contaminating the food and other surfaces in your kitchen. The cockroaches pick up bacteria and viruses from these unsanitary places that can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, dysentery, and even asthma in some people. These disgusting pests have no place inside your home and should be dealt with quickly and effectively to avoid the illnesses they can spread.
Ants are common nuisances in homes during the summer because they infest in large numbers and the different varieties can cause a plethora of problems and become more active in the warmer weather. Some ants are just a plain nuisance, while others can cause painful bites or stings; some ant species such as carpenter ants also have the potential to damage the wood inside your home. In any case, an ant infestation needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later.
Termites are commonly known as the “silent destroyers”. These pests will enter your home unnoticed and begin eating away at the inside of the wood products in your home such as your walls, floors, ceilings, and support beams. If termites invade your home, you could be faced with thousands of dollars in termite damages in no time. The only way to get rid of every single termite inside your home is to eliminate every single termite that is invading your home, especially the queens; however, that is easier said than done.
Now that you know a little bit more about these common summer invaders, you will need to know how to protect yourself from them. Here are a few general preventative measures that you can take to deter these pests:
- Keep your lawn cut short and trim back any thick vegetation from the exterior of your home.
- Seal off any potential entry points that pests could use to gain access to your home including cracks and crevices in the foundation or exterior walls of your home and gaps around your exterior windows and doors.
- Clean your house on a regular basis.
- Clean up food and drink spills immediately.
Summer has always been the season with the most pest pressures, but that doesn’t mean that you have to deal with pest infestations this season. The best defense for prevention-minded homeowners looking to protect their Lewisville home and property this season is to enlist the help of an experienced pest control professional. The pest control experts at Adams Exterminating Company offer home pest solutions to meet both your needs and your budget. Contact us today at Adams Exterminating Company in North Texas for more information!