With autumn just around the corner, household pests will be popping up inside your home more frequently. Cockroaches, rodents, and spiders become increasingly active indoors during the autumn months, but these easy tips will help keep creepy crawlies on the right side of your back door!

Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous summer pests. They are known for their annoying biting habits, which leave itchy, red bumps. What people don’t know is that they are dangerous because of their ability to transfer numerous diseases such as: West Nile virus, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue and Encephalitis. If you have a swimming pool, keep it clean and chlorinated.

Ticks. As the weather gets warmer, ticks start to become more of a problem. Ticks pose a threat because they can transmit Lyme disease. Lyme disease can affect joints, the heart, and the nervous system if left untreated. To prevent the possibility of being bitten, be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes while outdoors, especially in wooded areas or tall grass. Be sure to trim your grass or any bushes and trees on your property. While enjoying the outdoors wear a repellent that contains at least 20% DEET when outdoors. 

Stinging Insects. Yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects are just a few among the summer pest that can ruin any barbeque. Stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year. To make sure you’re not stung this summer, avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes and though it may be reflex, do not swat at a stinging insect. Seek immediate medical attention if stung, as reactions can be severe. Getting rid of a hive takes a professional, never try to remove it yourself!

Ants are the most common pests and usually the number one call to an exterminator. Some ants can inflict painful stings, while other types can potentially damage your home. Ants are constantly looking for food and will detect even the tiniest crumbs. So be sure to clean up any spills or crumbs immediately and remove your garbage on a regular basis. It is important to seal all cracks and holes in your home’s exterior to ensure that ants have a harder time entering your home. Eliminate all pooling water throughout your home because these water sources are vital to their survival. Using Ant sprays and traps can be helpful, but to defeat the problem forever you need a professional to find the source and protect your perimeter.

Flies can be one of the most annoying pests in the summer. Most effective ways are to wipe all counters with disinfectants, take out the garbage on a regular basis, and make sure all food is properly stored and not left out for long periods of time. Also, keep all doors, windows and vents without screens closed when not in use. Once you have eliminated the things that attract flies, it will be easier to control the flies from entering and staying.

When to call a professional: If the home you’ve taken all measures to prevent summer pests and you have still lost, give pest control in Sydney a call. With summer solutions and year-round care, we can help give you the pest-free home you desire.