Three Important Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Home this Summer

family outside in summerWith the school year coming to an end, your children will soon be running in and out of your house all day – splashing in the pool, riding their bikes up and down the driveway and playing with friends. And while we all love summer fun, all this rushing about can provide insect pests a clear path into your home.

Check Your Window Screens

As the temperatures continue to rise this season, your family is sure to be opening windows for a cool evening breeze, leaving your window screens as the only line of defense between your home and the insect pests trying to make their way inside.

Before the summer weather arrives, take some time to review the screens throughout your home thoroughly, checking for holes, tears and loose-fitting frames that will give pests access to your space.

Clean Up Food Waste Right Away

Whether your children are eating their lunches by the pool or your entire family is enjoying a backyard barbecue together, remember to clean up leftover food, plates and beverages right away. This will help to keep ants and flies away from your home, helping to prevent any from getting inside when you head back indoors for the evening.

Also keep your garbage cans a few feet away from your home, always sealing them properly to reduce your risk of pests.

Apply Perimeter Applications

Here at Comfort Pest Control, we offer preventative perimeter applications to help control pests and prevent infestation during peak season. This will help to ensure the safety of your home’s structure as well as your family’s health throughout the season where insect pests are most active.

To learn more about this service and the other pest control options we provide for families in the Dunkirk, New York area, visit us online or contact us by phone at 716-366-2120. Our experienced technicians are available 24/7, ready to respond to all of your emergency needs.