Pest Control Preparation Tips For The Upcoming Summer

Posted on: 5 June 2020

The temperatures have warmed up and with the improved weather, there are a variety of home and yard pests that can come into play with your life. It is important that you manage and eliminate damaging and harmful pests whenever possible before they become a bigger problem later on in the season. Here are some recommendations to get your yard and home prepared for summer and potential pest problems.

Watch Out For Garden Pests

As you begin to till the ground and plant flowers and vegetables in your backyard garden plot, you may begin to see an emergence of pests that damage your vegetation. For example, there are a variety of ants depending on the region you live in, which can begin to eat your newly grown seedlings as quickly as they can sprout. You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your plants on the soil to protect them or you can ask your local garden center for a safe pesticide. Be sure to select a pesticide that does not harm bees while they pollinate in your garden.

Grasshoppers can also become a big problem later on in the summer along with squash bugs. You can sprinkle flour in your garden plants to coat the plants with the flour. The flour will gum up the grasshopper's mouths and prevent them from feeding further. For squash bugs, spray them with a mixture of water and dawn dish soap to kill them. You can also talk to a local pest control service about safe garden pesticides to keep your garden healthy and bug-free.

Get Rid of Harmful Spiders

There are a great number of spiders living in your yard and they all help keep down the insect population in the environment, but there are some spiders that are dangerous to you and your family. Black widow spiders and the brown recluse are those you don't necessarily want or need in your yard. If you find either type of spider in an area of your yard, contact a local pest control professional. They can treat the spider and its nest to eliminate a population explosion that can happen from just one or two egg sacs from hatching.

You can also use a can of spider poison spray to treat individual sightings of poisonous spiders within your yard. Just be sure you keep a distance from each spider and you take care when removing debris and materials that they will use to build their nest.

For further tips and information, reach out to a local pest control company.