The summer is here, and that means it’s time to head outdoors, go swimming, take a vacation, and find some time to relax. Unfortunately, it also means it’s time for some pests to come out of hiding and start invading your home. During the summer, there are a number of pests that are going to be more of an issue due to the warmer weather. This is a great time to look for pest control in Missoula because you’re going to want to take these pests out as soon as you can. Here are a few of the pests that love the summer weather.
Ants spend most of the winter hiding in their nests, but once it warms up, they’ll be out and looking for food. You may find a few scouts slipping in around your doors and windows. Once they find food and report back to the others, you’ll have a whole army invading you. The best thing you can do is keep your kitchen fairly clean so there are no scrapes of food for them to find. You may also want to check to see that your doors and windows are closing tightly, though small ants can often work their way through just about any little crack.
Ticks are another issue, especially if you live in an area with a lot of trees and tall grass. If you go hiking, you’ll want to closely inspect your legs to make sure you didn’t bring any ticks home with you. Your pets may also pick them up and bring them into your house.
Another pest that likes to ride into your house on your pets, fleas can quickly become a problem. Fleas multiply very quickly, and if you have carpet in your home, it can be nearly impossible to easily get rid of them. They can hide in your bedding, too, and even get into your clothing. The best way to head off a flea infestation is to talk to your vet in the spring about the right flea treatment for your pets.
Termites are another insect that loves the warmer weather. They start to become more active in the spring, but by the time summer rolls around, they’re out in full force. Termites reproduce in the summer at incredibly fast rates, so you’ll want to have them dealt with as soon as you see them. If you see one today, you could see thousands tomorrow, so don’t wait.
We can help you take care of any of these pests in Missoula and the surrounding area. Call Best Pest Control today to schedule a treatment.