Top 7 Summer Pest Control Tips

summer pest control tips

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time for pests, such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, termites, etc., to make an appearance. Warm weather and increased humidity provide ideal conditions for pests to thrive. They can quickly become a problem in your home and yard as they not only spread diseases but can also damage your property.

The best way to deal with pests is to prevent them from becoming a problem in the first place. You can learn some simple yet effective tips to enjoy a pest-free summer. 

This blog discusses various solutions to keep the pesky pests away and guide you through maintaining a clean and pest-free environment.  

Pest Control Tips and Tricks

Summer is here, and so are those annoying pests. But don’t worry; we have a handy list of tips and tricks anyone can use to control pests. Say goodbye to these unwanted creatures and welcome the pest-free summer season. 

Here is the list of easy-to-follow pest control tips:

1. Eliminate Standing Water

Standing water is a breeding place for pests like mosquitoes. In summer, mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water, where they grow and multiply. Mosquitoes can breed in just a small amount of water, so it is important to eliminate every area where water can collect. If you see any still water in a bucket or a clogged gutter, empty it or fix it.  

2. Keep Your Yard Trimmed

Ticks, fleas, and other pests like to live in tall grass and weeds. You should keep the lawn trimmed to make it difficult for pests to find places to hide and reproduce. In a well-maintained lawn, you can see any pests that are present. Also, pests like ants and rodents eat plants and other vegetation. Keep your lawn trimmed to cut off their food supply, and they will no longer stay in your yard.

3. Inspect Pets Regularly

Pets can bring pests into your home, so it is important to inspect them regularly. Ticks and fleas can hide in your pet’s fur, lay eggs, and multiply if you don’t check them regularly. You can use a fine-toothed comb or brush to groom and inspect them for pests. If you find any pests on your pet’s body, remove them or visit a vet who can treat them. This is one of the ways by which you can prevent pests from entering your house.

4. Seal Cracks and Holes in Your Home

Pests like ants, cockroaches, rodents, and spiders can enter your home through small cracks and holes. They spread diseases, contaminate food, and even damage your property. Start by sealing the holes and cracks with caulk or putty, which makes it much harder for pests to enter your home.

5. Use Screens on Your Windows and Doors

Screens on windows and doors can help keep pests out of the home. The screen mesh is too small for most pests to fit through. Different types of screens are available in the market, like aluminum, fiberglass, and stainless steel screens. You can choose an appropriate one for the climate you live in. It will act as a bug-shield for your house.

6. Prevent Bed Bug Infestation

Bed Bugs are tiny pests that can hide in beds, sofas, and even your clothes. You can encase your mattress in a zippered cover. It will prevent bed bugs from entering the mattress and box spring. Bed bugs cannot survive at high temperatures, so if you find any in your bed, wash your bedding in hot water and dry it in high heat. If you are experiencing bed bug infestation, it is important to contact a professional who can exterminate the bugs for you.  

7. Store Your Firewood Properly

Firewood can attract various pests like termites, ants, and spiders. These pests can damage your firewood and make it difficult to burn. These pests love hiding in damp and messy woodpiles. So, it is important to keep your firewood neat and dry. It will help in keeping the house pest-free.

List of Dos and Don’ts for Pest-free Summer


  1. Get rid of any spots where water stays still.
  2. Maintain cleanliness on kitchen countertops and keep food securely stored in airtight containers.
  3. Remove hiding places for the pests.
  4. Maintain and trim your yard regularly.
  5. Redirect rainwater away from the house.
  6. Ensure that basements, attics, and crawl spaces have good ventilation and always remain dry.
  7. Dispose of overly ripe fruits and vegetables.


  1. Allow trash to accumulate.
  2. Avoid leaving pet food bowls out for extended periods.
  3. Leave unwashed dishes in the sink for a long time.
  4. Allow moisture to build up in your home.
  5. Overlook cracks or small gaps near the base of the house.
  6. Keep firewood and building materials close to the house.

Beach Front Property Management Inc. : Your Partner in Summer Pest Control

At BFPM, we provide a comprehensive pest control plan according to the needs of a property. This plan includes recommendations for preventing and eliminating summer pests like mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and ants.

Also, we give you access to professional pest control services. If you encounter any pest problems, you can reach us at BFPM. Our team of experienced pest control technicians will assist you in resolving any issues that you may be experiencing.

Contact us at BFPM for any further pest control or property management queries.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

To get rid of bugs in the summer, you should eliminate standing water, seal entry points, and keep your living spaces clean. You can also use natural repellents like essential oils, maintain your yard, and consider professional pest control services if needed. These tips will help you enjoy a bug-free summer.

Generally, the spring months (March to May) are often suitable for preventive pest control measures.

Various pests come out in the summer, including mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, ants, termites, cockroaches, spiders, wasps, and bees. These are the general pests; however, you need to be aware of the common pests in your area.

Although all pests are difficult to control, some are trickier than most, such as bed bugs & termites. Bed bugs can hide even in the smallest of cracks and holes, making it difficult to control them. And termites live inside the wood, causing structural damage to the home and other structures. You can contact professionals to control these pests.