Warm weather means lazy days lounging by the pool, long afternoons sipping sweet tea in the garden and evenings gathered around a picnic table eating ears of corn and steak. At least, that’s what the movies would have you believe. In actuality, warm weather often means swatting away mosquitoes and constantly doing the tick-itch. If you want to actually enjoy your summer and not have to worry about picking ticks out of your hair, call your Tampa exterminators, and follow the advice in this article.
Remove Standing Water
There isn’t a whole lot your local pest control specialist can do for you if you continue to allow standing water to stay on your property. Pools of water offer the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, so even if you do eliminate adult pests, their babies will still come back to haunt you.
Move or Remove Attractants
Trashcans, soda bottles, food containers, food remnants and other residue are all attractive objects to insects. Insects love sticky, sweet residue and will flock to it before any other item in your yard. If you want to enjoy your time in your yard instead of dreading it, move trash bins to the road, throw empty drink and food containers in airtight containers and put all food away once you’re done eating.
Attract Birds and Bats
What better way to combat nature than with nature? Bats eat an average of 6,000 to 8,000 insects a night, while birds feed off a diet of seeds, berries and insects in the morning. If you want all-day, every-day pest control, build a bat house and hang a bird feeder or two. Even knowing that those predators is around are enough to scare the smarter insects away.
Keep Things Clean
Pests tend to navigate to high grasses, brush and debris, so if you want to get rid of them, take away their hiding spots. Pull all the weeds in your yard or use a weed-killing agent to get the job done more quickly. Throw out all piles of wood, old tires and any other built-up trash. The more you clean up, the less hideouts the pests will have.
Call in the Professionals
The best way to reduce the amount of pests in your yard is to call in the professionals. An exterminator in Orlando can help you identify your risks and implement the right treatment for your given circumstances. If you’re ready to spend more time soaking up the sun and relaxing by the campfire and less time swatting away insects, call a professional to discuss treatment options today.