Late summer tends to be one of the worst times of the year for pest infestations. To ensure that pest problems don’t ruin the last of the warm season, don’t let your guard down!
Kids may be back in school, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. Late summer pests and insects are still taking advantage of the warm weather. Others know that cooler weather will soon be on the way, and many pests start looking for a place to spend the winter, such as your home! However, Titan Pest & Wildlife can help!
Late summer tends to be one of the worst times of the year for pest infestations. To ensure that pest problems don’t ruin the last of the warm season, don’t let your guard down! It’s essential to incorporate prevention strategies into your pest control routines.
End of Summer Pests
We expect pests in late spring and early summer. And that time of year is typically regarded as the height of pest season. However, this doesn’t mean that the end of summer is pest free. The pests we commonly face in the late summer include:
- Wasps – Their active season ranges from June until the late fall. They spend their lifecycle looking for food sources. Wasps create their nests and typically build them near or on human structures, even though they prefer to be far away from people.
- Bees – As long as the weather remains mild, bees will continue to forage through the end of summer into the autumn months. Worker bees spend a lot of time collecting enough nectar and pollen to feed and maintain the colony throughout the winter.
- Ticks – They breed in the early summer to produce large populations that live until temperatures drop significantly. Ticks will thrive in tall grass and dense vegetation well into fall.
- Wildlife – Nuisance wildlife often hibernate in the winter, so they stay active all summer into fall. Late summer generally means opossum, raccoon, and squirrel problems.
- Mosquitoes – Probably the one thing about summer most people hate – mosquitoes. If their breeding grounds aren’t disturbed, they can continue to produce offspring into fall.
Pest issues of one kind or another can arise at any time of year. This means that regular pest maintenance is essential all year long.
How to Prevent End of Summer Pests
There are several preventative measures you can take to prevent late summer pests. However, if you discover a serious infestation, it should be handled immediately by a professional pest control company. Some tips to avoid the end of summer pests include:
- Get rid of any standing water
- Keep your yard trimmed and remove leaves and other debris
- Seal any possible entry points into your home, garage, attic, and basement
- Keep trash picked up and properly sealed in outdoor bins
Professional Pest Control All Year
At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we make it our business to protect your home. You will find the answer to all your pest control needs. You can expect the best pest protection with customized services created by highly trained pest management technicians.