5 Pests You'll Likely Run Across this Summer

Summer is the time when everyone is out and about, and that includes the bugs! Having Lake of the Ozarks pest control company come out and spray your home regularly can help control these summer pests. Although you should have your home sprayed before the start of the summer season, it is not too late! Best Pest Control can take care of all your pest control needs, including these 5 annoying insects you spot this time of the year.

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles emerge as adults in late June or early July, and they are very destructive. They are skeletonizers as they feed on the soft foliage of trees and bushes. However, there’s never just one. They feed in groups of at least 25 beetles. They will mate and lay eggs until mid-August. Making sure these pests are under control in the summer is important as the larvae eat the roots of grasses in the winter months.


Ants are probably the number one pest control problem in the country. They will come out during the beginning of the spring and will remain active the entire summer. Ants will search for food and water wherever they go. They will eat nearly anything from dog food to grease left on the stove. If one ant finds something tasty, it will tell the others and soon your home will be infested.


Mosquito season seems to never end. You see them pop up during early spring and they will stick around until the first freeze. You will find them most often at dusk and dawn. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so make sure you empty water that is built up on trash can lids, empty tires, pots and other items.


There are more fleas in the summer months because the warmth and humidity speed up their life cycle. Make sure fleas don’t enter your home by treating your pets with flea medication. If you do not treat your pets, their eggs may drop off their fur and quickly infest your home. It takes time and effort to get rid of fleas once a home has been infested.


We often see more ticks in the summer months as we are outside more because of the nice weather. Ticks cannot run, jump or fly. In order to latch onto a host, ticks will hold onto a blade of grass with its hind legs and reach out with its front legs. Once a host brushes up against the tick, it will grab on to it. If you have been outside, it is a good idea to give yourself a once-over so you can remove them as soon as possible.

Avoid These Summer Pests with Best Pest Control!

All of these summer pests can be controlled with regular spraying from the best pestcontrol company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your home or garden does become infested, our experienced technicians at Best Pest Control can help you get rid of them and make sure they don’t come back. Give us a call at 573-348-1600 to see what we can do for you.


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