With rising temperatures, the summer brings elements that are not so fun, such as pests.
These creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Some are annoying, some will bite you, and others may carry harmful diseases.
Here is a short list of pests you should watch out for this season!
Mosquitoes are one of the leading causes of death on our planet, and one of the deadliest animals. They’re not only annoying, but they can spread deadly viruses like West Nile, Malaria, and Zika.
Any pets you have are also at risk of contracting heartworms from infected mosquitoes too.
Bees, Wasps, and Hornets, Oh My!
Stinging insects are more active during the summer months. They typically steer clear of humans, but when tasty flowers or sugary foods are near, they will fly by to see if they can have a taste.
These pests will usually only go after people after they’ve been provoked or swatted at. Be careful of their stingers and don’t try and go after them because they deliver a nasty bite, especially wasps and hornets.
Ticks are another blood-sucking pest that is best avoided during the summer months. They commonly carry Lyme disease and are hard to find when they’re in your skin.
When outside near any trees, tall grass, or bushes, wear long sleeves and pants to ensure you don’t find any on your skin.
If you have any of these pests near your home that you need exterminating, don’t hesitate to contact us!