5 More Summertime Pest Control Tips

Imagine having your nice backyard BBQ with family and friends interrupted by a swarm of mosquitoes or a trail of ants. Or having your guests stumble upon a cockroach or spider inside of your house. Best Pest Control knows it’s important to keep all sorts of bugs and pests away from your home both inside and outside. Last week, we talked about ways to prepare your home for summer fun. We thought it'd be a great idea to continue that conversation with these summer pest control tips from the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Kitchen Clean
There’s nothing more appealing to ants and other bugs than a pile of crumbs on the counter or on the floor. While those crumbs may seem small to you, they are a large food source for tiny insects like ants. Make sure you’re not attracting unwanted critters by sweeping your floors, wiping down your countertops, and ensuring your food is put away and secured. You should also take the trash out regularly and keep it away from entry points to your home.

Secure Entryways into Your Home
While it may seem like common sense, making it difficult for pests to enter your home is your best and your first line of defense. When the weather begins to warm up, it’s best to take a walk around the perimeter of your home and search for any possible entryways. If you have any screen doors, make sure there are no holes or tears – repair any as necessary. You should also check any doors and windows for gaps or cracks. It’s also a good idea to check and replace any window stripping. By eliminating entry points, you are decreasing the chances of having unwanted guests this summer.

Don’t Forget About Yard Maintenance
We understand, it’s hot outside and the last thing you probably want to do is mow your yard. But keeping your yard and landscaping well maintained will deter overgrowth. Overgrowth provides an ideal spot for pests to take up residence and have their nests. If you have plants or bushes near your home, it’s important to keep them trimmed and maintained. Don’t want to take care of it yourself? No problem. Best Pest Control also tackles yard maintenance around the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Clean
If you have outdoor furniture or even an outdoor swing, it’s important to continuously inspect your furniture and the chains of the swing. You’ll want to make sure your furniture is free of spider webs and any potential egg sacks. The last thing you want is a family of spiders taking up residence in your patio furniture. Clean and remove any webs as often as possible.

Keep the Outside and Inside Separate
If you have any outside toys and furniture, it’s important to keep them outside. If there are any bugs or pests on the toys or furniture, you don’t want to bring them inside and give them access to your entire home.

Keep Your Summer Pest Free
Making sure your home stays pest free this summer and all year long is our top priority at Best Pest Control. If you're looking for more summertime pest control tips, be sure to check out last week's blog - 4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer Fun! In the meantime, don’t forget to schedule your preventative pest control. Give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call today.


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