Many of the pests that we deal with, as far as insects go, often have wings. Insects such as bald-face hornets, carpenter bees, cluster flies, yellow jackets, all have one thing in common: they can fly.
While some people are often afraid of “creepy-crawlies,” such as spiders or beetles, others are terrified by the insects that can swoop in and swarm in circles around you.
Luckily, there are some precautions that you can take to prevent flying insects from swooping into your home.
Eliminate Lights When Possible
We understand that you need some outdoor lights in order to get in and out of your home safely, and to protect your home as well. However, only use what outdoor light you need. Outdoor lights attract mosquitoes and months and as soon as you open the door they can easily get in. If you do have several outdoor lights, it has been said that yellow tinted bulbs are best at keeping bugs away.
Be Mindful of Outdoor Garbage
If you have outdoor garbage or trash cans, keep them several feet from your home. Insects are often attracted to heat and odors, both things that garbage cans possess in the summer. The smell of spoiled food, as repulsive as it is to us, is a bed of roses for insects. Keep your garbage shut and make sure you wrap or seal any food that you throw out. You should also rinse out your garbage cans regularly to prevent them from sitting in spoiled foods or liquids.
Secure Possible Entrance Points
Most flying insects get into homes through doors, windows, vents, and any other open gap that they can find. If there is an opening that isn’t somehow shut off from the home, they will find it and get into the home through it. If you want to leave a door or window open to let fresh air in, make sure your screens have no holes are secured. Don’t leave doors open when bringing in groceries, let it close between each trip to prevent unwanted insects from slipping in unnoticed.
If you find that you have pest or insect issues, contact Comfort Pest Control take care of it for you.