Summer is here on the North Carolina Coast, the weather is warm, while the summer storms come and go. Household pests are common year-round for many of our customers in the area, but we can see an increase in many other pests during the summer months. For many homeowners, they may cause annoyance and can pose a danger to your family. Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators wants to help keep your family and home safe this summer. Let’s take a look at 3 summer pests that are the most dangerous below.
Ticks can be an issue year-round if you live in the south, but they are more of a concern during the summer months. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and especially in the woods or high weeds. Ticks can be considered a dangerous pest as they can transmit a Lyme disease which can be harmful if you don’t find the tick on you soon enough. One way that your family can stay protected this summer is to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when you spend time outside. We also suggest wearing closed toe shoes as well to help keep them off you. Be sure to wear light colored clothing as it can not only help keep you cooler during the hot summer temps but can also help identifying a tick. Wear bug spray that has at least 20% DEET anytime you go outdoors. Inspect not only yourself but other family members for ticks after spending time outdoors.
Mosquitoes may seem like a harmless bug, but they happen to be one of the most dangerous pests during the summer months. They can not only be annoying if you go outdoors especially during the nighttime. But did you know that mosquitoes can transmit many different diseases to you and your family? They will leave a nasty itchy and red bump after they have bitten you and your family. Some of the diseases that mosquitoes carry are the West Nile Virus, Malaria and Yellow Fever. To help you and your family safe from these pests this summer is to avoid being outdoor during early morning and dusk time as they are the most active. Be sure to check your yard for standing water as they love to use this as a breeding area. Use bug spray that contains DEET if you are going to be outdoors for a long time.
Wasps, Hornets & Bees
Another few pests that will seem to ruin anyone’s summer cookouts by being stung by wasps, hornets and bees. They love to show when you least expect it especially at pool parties, or cookouts in your backyard. These bugs can cause a serious health risk to those who are allergic to the stings. Many people will have to visit the emergency room every year because they have been stung by one of these insects. You can prevent these bugs from getting you are be sure to wear closed-toe shoes when outdoors. Be sure to stain any untreated decks or screened in porches to help keep carpenter bees at bay. Don’t wear perfume when you go outdoors as they can be more attracted to you. And if you happen to be stung by one of these bugs be sure to go get medical help if you are allergic to them.
While these are just a few of the insects that you may encounter during the summer, but these we felt are the most dangerous to you and your family. If you find that these bugs are becoming more of a hassle and problem on your property, don’t try to remove them yourself. We suggest that you leave it to the professionals and call us at (910) 254-9443. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer!