Many homeowners love spending time in the yard, on the deck, or out on the patio during the summertime. As the kids are out of school, and schedules start to slow down, it’s a relaxing time of year when the whole family can be present, at home, spending time together.
When you’re spending time in the yard at your New England home, you may notice the constant struggle against summer pests. These include mosquitoes, ants, fleas, ticks, and other insects that thrive when it’s warm outside. Outdoor gatherings get tricky, and traffic in and out of the home lets these pests indoors. Read through this blog to see how you can avoid summertime pests and insects in the home this season.
Spraying & Treating Around The Property
Pests can be bothersome when you’re enjoying time in the yard, and especially when these pests make their way into the home. Insects come into the home from the outdoors, so you can treat the perimeter of your property with chemicals. These chemicals come in a convenient bottle with a hose to spray around the outside of your home. When you’re treating around your property, be sure to get the sides of the home, the driveway, side yards, backyard, and near doors and windows. Chemical sprays can be an easy way to treat and repel insects during peak summer seasons.
Window Screens, Door Screens & Screened-In Porches
When it comes to getting fresh air in the home, windows and doors are often left open for fresh air. As you’re in and out of the home, insects invite themselves into your space to keep dry and warm. There are a few things you can do to combat these summertime pests. Be sure your windows have screens that are tightly secured, so you can open windows without worrying about pests entering. Be sure storm doors are changed to screen doors, and even look into screening in your porch or outdoor areas. Porches and sunrooms can be so much more enjoyable when they’re screened in for protection.
Prepping For Parties, Cookouts, & Outdoor Gatherings
If you’re hosting a gathering at your home during the summer, you can fight against these pests to ensure your guests are comfortable for as long as possible. Some companies offer treatment services prior to your event. These companies come to your home or outdoor party location and treat the area for mosquitoes and other annoying summertime pests. This may be a good option for you if you plan to spend an extended period of time outdoors. Be sure you include many citronella candles in your party décor, and consider tiki torches or a bonfire to steer clear of these pests even further.
No matter how you choose to treat for pests this summer, you’ll be happy that you’re taking action. This is the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors when you’re at home, having a glass of wine with friends, or reading a good book in the early afternoon sunshine.