3 Tips For Keeping Pests Away This Summer

As the weather warms up, and as spring gives way to summer, there’s a lot to be excited about. There is, however, one thing that makes summer a little less sweet, and that’s the uptick in pest sightings that occur.  

How can you avoid those pesky bugs from getting into your home and bothering your loved ones? Below are a few simple steps you can follow. 

Keep your kitchen clean

Pests are always lurking for something to eat, leaving food scraps in the kitchen or dining area is all the invitation they need to begin to feast. In the summer, it is especially important to keep your kitchen, dining room, and other areas you and your family might be eating free from food debris. Clean shortly after preparing your food and try not to leave dirty dishes out for prolonged periods. Be especially careful with fruits and veggies that people often leave on their counters. If these become overly ripe, pests like fruit flies may become an unwanted result. 

Have separate sets of inside and outside forms of entertainment

Lugging your children’s toys from their room to the sandbox and back again can lead to pests making their way in if you’re not careful. Pests may make themselves welcome inside the toys, and appear when toys are back in your home. They are known to do this with furniture as well. Save yourself the headache by ensuring that you have a separate sets of toys or furniture: one that remains indoors and one outdoors. Reducing what you bring out and in can help guard against unwanted pests accidentally being brought into your home. 

Hire a trusted exterminator if things get out of hand

If pests do find there way into your home and begin to reproduce, catching them early is critical in ensuring that the problem does not get out of hand. Once you’ve realized your home may have a pest issue, it’s best to leave it to the experts. Do your research when searching for a reputable pest control company. If you reside in the Columbus, OH area, we would like to recommend our multi-year award winner: 1st Response Pest Management  will keep your pests at bay. 



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