In our previous blog, we shared that this summer is predicted to be a bit rainier than normal in Greenville. We’ve already discussed how this can affect the mosquito population, but unfortunately, mosquitoes are not the only pest affected by above-normal rainfall. Flea and tick activity can increase in these conditions as well.
You are probably thinking, great, as if a rainy summer isn’t bad enough, now I have to worry about extra mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks biting and spreading diseases too? Not to worry. There are preventative measures you can take to protect your home, property, family, and pets from these summertime pests:
- Much like with mosquitoes, reduce standing water and excessive yard debris such as wood piles, wet leaves, over soaked mulch, and tall grass where you can.
- Vacuum your house frequently and bathe your pets often.
- Wear protective clothing outdoors, especially in areas of tall grass, when hiking, or when doing yard work.
- Spray your clothing with an insect repellent containing DEET when you spending time outdoors, especially in wooded areas.
- Be sure to talk with your vet about flea and tick prevention for your pets.
- Reduce the likelihood that other pests, like rodents, can carry fleas and ticks into your home by sealing up cracks and holes and removing food sources.
- Do a tick check on yourself, your family, and your pets every time you spend time outdoors.
- Keep all shrubbery and plants trimmed back from your house.
While all these methods can help reduce the chance of having excessive mosquito, flea, and tick populations on your property, contacting the pest control professionals at Spencer Pest Services and employing our Outdoor Living Package is the most efficient way to control the populations of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other summertime pests around your home and property. Our Outdoor Living Package includes:
- A basic pest control program that covers elimination of 20 pests.
- Seasonal mosquito treatments of your property monthly through the busy mosquito season.
- Flea and tick service.
- Fire ant protection
Like its name suggests, our Outdoor Living Package is designed to let you enjoy your Greenville area home and property throughout the summer months. Even with the rainy summer predicted for our area, it is important to take preventative measures to eliminate pests on your property, so that when the good weather rolls around, you’ll be ready to enjoy your yard, pest-free!