Why Do Bugs Come in Your Nampa, ID House in Summer? How to Keep Pests Out
Summer is the time of year that kids are out of school and people love to be outdoors. The weather is nice and warm and swimming and BBQ’s run the show. The weather also bodes well for pests that have been waiting out the long winter months. Many pests need this type of weather to survive and to reproduce. That is why the warmer the weather the more pests you might see running around outside and even in your house. Pests that need and love the warmer weather are bees, wasps, cockroaches, crickets and many more. You want to make sure that you do what you can to keep them out of your house and prevent a potential infestation.
Pestcom Pest Management Lists Tips to Keep Bugs & Pests Out Of Your House this Summer
Don’t Feed the Pests: There are a few needs that pests have and are going to be in search of. They need to have some access to food to be able to survive and your home is a great place to gain access to that. You most likely have food out on counters and crumbs on the floor. You want to make sure you do what you can to keep food sealed up and cleaned. The other area that people make mistakes with food is when they place it in the outside garbage can. You want to make sure you seal up any trash before you place it in the garbage and keep the lid closed. This is the best way to stop pests from sensing that there is food for them to feed on.
Don’t Leave Water Out for Pests: With your dinner you likely have a glass of water as well. The same goes for pests when they are trying to survive. They need to have access to some type of moisture and that is why you need to watch for standing water. You may notice that you have water dripping from a sink or outside at the hose. You want to make sure that you have these leaks repaired so that the water is not collecting inviting pests to come in.
Home Sealing to Keep Pests Out: If the pests don’t have any access to your house they won’t be able to come inside. This may sound easier than it is because you may be unaware of these access points. The easy ones are if you leave a window open or door that does not have a screen cover. The harder to locate are when you have gaps in your house between siding, under a door that should have weather stripping and more. These smaller places need to be found and sealed up with some kind of caulk or fresh piece of weather stripping. This will make it much harder for them to gain access and give you time to have your home treated by a professional pest control company.