We have many pests and critters in South Carolina during summer. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking termites, ticks, termites or any other pest, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to protect your family and yourself from these unsightly creatures. Pest control services are an essential part of this puzzle.
To reduce your summer pest problems, you have other options.
To help you get through summer without having to deal with the bees and bugs that accompany it, we have compiled a list of our top 12 pest control in Myrtle Beach tips.
Pest Control tips that will keep pests away all summer
1. Protect your skin
To bite or attach to you, bugs such as ticks and mosquitoes must have access to your skin. Many people go outside in summer wearing shorts and a tank top. Consider wearing long, lightweight, long sleeves if you plan on hiking in an area with large tick populations or relaxing by a lake with high mosquito numbers.
2. Wear light colored clothes
Some bugs, such as the mosquito, are attracted more to dark colors than to light ones. Swapping out dark colors with lighter ones is one of the best ways to reduce the number of mosquito bites this summer. This simple change can have a significant impact on the number of mosquito bites that you bring home as a summer souvenir.
3. Avoid products that smell
You can keep the bugs away if you wear perfumes or colognes in summer. Why? The intense perfume or cologne scents are attractive to many insects. Even though we may not consider them “scented,” there are many personal products that attract insects, such as deodorant. Unscented sunscreens, lotions and hair products will keep bugs away.
4. Eliminate standing water
Standing water is a favorite of bugs. Standing water is especially a favorite of mosquitoes. Your pool may be safe because of the chemicals, but a bucket that has collected rainwater could attract more mosquitoes. You should inspect the exterior of your house and get rid of any standing water.
5. Use Your Garden
Although it is not guaranteed, some plants have been shown to repel mosquitoes. You might consider planting lemon thyme and sweet basil around your home. These flowers and herbs could reduce the number of biting insects in the area.
6. Use Insect Repellent
Applying the correct insect repellent can be essential to prevent mosquito bites. Bug repellents can come in handy if you are going to be outdoors in wooded areas, or at certain times of the day. You should always follow the instructions on the label as certain repellents may have additional safety restrictions.
7. Trim the Hedges
Basically, bugs love messy yards. They love hiding in big piles of leaves and overgrown grass. You can reduce the number of insects in your yard by cleaning it up.
8. Check Your Screens
We feel the need to open the windows to let in fresh air as the weather gets warmer. To make sure that your screens are intact, you should inspect all windows in your home. Check for holes in screens and gaps where they meet with the frame of the window or door. Call a handyman if your windows are in need of repair.
9. Get rid of all the junk!
Spiders and dust mites are indoor insects that prefer dark, dusty and untidy places. Roaches and ants love dirty counters and food that has been improperly stored. Spring cleaning is a good idea as summer approaches. Your home will be less likely to attract bugs if it is clean.
10. Look out for ticks
You’re probably familiar with the horrible creatures ticks can be if you have ever tried to brush your hair but found a tick stuck to your head. Avoid areas that have dense woods and tall grass as this is where ticks often congregate. When you return from a hike, make it a habit to check for ticks. Perform a thorough scan of your surroundings and remove any you find.
11. Be on the lookout at dusk or dawn
Different insects have different feeding times. The vast majority of mosquito species in America prefer to feed at dusk or dawn. This is why you will get more mosquito bites from people who are sitting on their porches right around dusk. Avoid spending too much time outside when the sun is rising or setting. Use a pest control service to spray your yard for mosquitos. This will make sitting outside an enjoyable experience.
12. Pest Control Services
Working with a pest control company that understands summer pest control is one of the best ways you can protect yourself against summer bugs.
We at Zap Pest Control Inc. have the experience and knowledge to eradicate pests from your home using our safe, effective and environmentally-friendly approach.