7 Pest Control tips for Summer

pest control tips for summer

pest control tips for summerNashville and Murfreesboro TN

It wouldn’t be summer without bugs. But, no one wants ants or mosquitos ruining their summer fun. With that said, Ameri Care Services, a top-rated pest control company in Murfreesboro, wants to share seven pest control tips so that you can enjoy summer, bug-free!

  1. Block their entry

Your first line of defense should be to block their entry into your home. Check for any cracks around doors and windows, which also will help keep the heat out! Be sure also to check the screens on your windows and look for any holes. If you find any holes in your window screens, either replace the screen or tape it up as a temporary fix.

  1. Keep your kitchen clean

Bugs are attracted to food and water, and they aren’t particular about what food they eat. Be sure to keep your kitchen clean by not leaving any dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter, or anywhere else in the house for that matter. Also, be sure to store all food in sealed containers. For example, that box of cereal or bag of chips should be tightly sealed or stored in a container with a lid. Remember also to keep pet food stored in a sealed container, and only put the amount of food out that your pet will eat in one sitting instead of leaving a food bowl out with food in it all day.

  1. Eliminate standing water outside

Mosquitos love standing water, which is where they lay their eggs. Even if you aren’t going to be outside, reducing the number of mosquitos from your lawn will help keep them from getting inside as you go in and out. Since mosquitos carry and transmit diseases, it’s best to prevent them in the first place.

  1. Eat your fruits and veggies

Mom was right, you should eat your fruits and veggies! While they are good for you, nutritionally, keeping them around on the counter attracts flies and gnats, and other bugs. Many fruits, like apples, oranges, and grapes can be kept in the fridge, bananas would turn brown, so they have to be left out. Just be sure only to buy what you will eat within a day or two to prevent fruit from becoming overly ripe and attracting pests.

  1. Leave outdoor toys and furniture outside

Don’t bring toys and outdoor furniture indoors, unless you clean and inspect it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could end up bringing pests indoors, setting yourself up for an infestation.

  1. Don’t throw meat away too soon

Try to avoid throwing any meat scraps in the garbage any sooner than about two days before garbage pick day. Rotten meat will attract pests to your property, which can easily find their way indoors in no time.

  1. Hire a pest control company

The best way to get rid of pests this summer is to hire a professional pest control company such as Ameri Care Services. We can provide treatments customized to fit your pest control needs. Whether you need to get rid of ants in your Murfreesboro home or need to find ways to get rid of cockroaches from your business in Nashville, we can help!

Pest Control Services in Nashville

Ameri Care Services can take care of your pest control needs, whether you need commercial or residential services. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, just call our office at (615) 893-7111. We provide services to the areas of Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.