how to protect your home against summertime pests

By proofPest

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping your home to protect it against common summertime pests. We all know that when the weather begins to warm up, out come the pesky antsmicespiders, wasps, bees, and mosquitoes! If you want to do your best to keep these critters out and away from your home, it’s a good idea to follow our tips and tricks below. Read on to learn what the pest control pros at proof. pest control suggest you do to enjoy a pest-free summer!

do some spring cleaning!

Pests will make their way into your home any way they can. Whether through open doors, small holes, cracks, or crevices, you can trust that creepy crawlers will find their way in.

To make it harder for them to stay in your home, we recommend doing some spring cleaning, which includes:

  • Keep your trash covered

  • Make sure to clear away any crumbs

  • Store leftover food in sealed containers

  • Clear out any clutter in your home

  • Make sure your home is thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis

  • Clean out closets, cabinets, and corners (these are places that pests are commonly found)

seal any entry points

As we mentioned before, pests will find even the smallest cracks, crevices, or holes around your house and use them to make their way inside. Check the perimeter of your home. If you find any holes or cracks in the foundation, it is best to have them sealed up. Additionally, you should inspect all of your window screens and screen doors. Any screens with holes need to be replaced as these are very popular entry points for pests.

prep your yard

Your yard is another potential breeding ground for pests. By cleaning it up, and making some minor adjustments here and there, you can significantly reduce the number of pests present.

Some yard care tips include:

  • Clear away all debris (dead leaves, twigs, branches, etc.) from your lawn

  • Trim shrubs and trees so that they are no less than 12 inches away from your home

  • Eliminate standing water sources from your yard

  • Keep woodpiles away from your home

control moisture

Many pests are attracted to moisture. Because of this, you want to be sure to take care of any leaks right away. From faucet leaks to pipe leaks, to a hose that constantly drips, even the smallest pool of water is plenty big enough to attract summertime pests.

Also, be sure to control the humidity within your home by keeping it well ventilated.

schedule routine pest control

The absolute best way to protect your home against summertime pests is to schedule seasonal pest control. At proof. pest control, our highly trained team knows exactly what it takes to keep your home pest-free all year long. Using effective, organic solutions, we establish a perimeter within and around your home to fight off over 30 different types of pests.

With our Pest-Free Guarantee™, you can enjoy four-season protection. Say goodbye to summer BBQs ruined by mosquitoes, ants, and bees, and say hello to peace of mind and a pest-free home!

We are so confident in the quality of our services, that we guarantee your 100% satisfaction! Give us a call at or contact us online to schedule pest control. 


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