It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that there is going to be an abnormal amount of mosquitoes out pestering families and their households this summer. Many Northeast Illinois cities have already reported an elevated number of mosquitoes this summer. A mild winter mixed with hot and humid conditions in early Spring and throughout the Summer is setting the stage for a huge pest infestation.
Not Just Mosquitoes
Though mosquitoes pose a big threat to humans due to their tendencies to carry harmful viruses such as the West Nile virus, they aren’t the only pests that will be out in full force this Summer. You’ll also need to be on the lookout for an increase in ants, ticks and bees, all of which can cause for a miserable time for you and kids if you aren’t prepared.
How Do I Control the Pests?
There are a number of things you can do to make sure you and your family are protected from the pest infestations this Summer. First, you can quickly rid your home of any areas that may foster pest breeding such as free standing water, especially after a hard rain. Bugs use these areas to multiply their colonies.
You’ll also need to remember to bring bug repellent whenever you leave home as a protective measure. This is especially important if you plan to spend the day outdoors ie. for a picnic or outdoor BBQ.
Despite taking all of these measures, if you don’t have regular pest control service you are likely in for a hard summer. Regular Eco-friendly pest control protects your home from all types of harmful pests and ensures that you are bug free year round. Check out our pest control services page to learn more about how Eco-Shield can help you experience the bliss of pest-free living.