Summer is here and it is very hot outside, here in Gilbert, which means that there are all kinds of annoying pests crawling around trying to find a cool place to hangout and some food. Here are the top 5 pests that you may encounter during the summer season and how to prevent them.
These pests will be seen more often in your kitchen, since this is where you do all of your food preparation. The moment they smell food, they will spread the word and there can be a swarm of ants in your kitchen in a matter of minutes. If you are not to keen on spraying a pesticide in your kitchen, due to you are worried about contaminating any food, you can try first by making sure you clean up any and all spills, whether it be a liquid substance, a powder substance, or even crumbs. By keeping your kitchen clean and free of the smallest food particles, you can keep the ants out. You can also keep the ants away by storing all your dry food goods in air tight containers, rather than keeping them in the boxes that they come in, this will be sure to keep them from smelling any food and trying to get it.
Wasps are looking for sugary foods and foods containing protein. Due to this you will notice that wasps will be all around your outdoor garbages and even perhaps joining in on your summer barbecues. You will want to check your garden and outdoor areas for small nest, which will contain fewer wasps than large nest. The smaller the nest, the easier it will be to treat. If you have a trash can outside and one that you tend to throw food away in when barbecuing, you will want to make sure that you place a secure lid on it, so the wasps are not attracted to the food inside.
Flies although not dangerous, are annoying and can spread unwanted diseases to members of your household. You will want to cover any food when eating outside or even food inside if you notice you have flies. They will land on our food and transfer a disease before we eat our food. You will also want to pick up any dead flies that you find around the house they attract not only more flies, but carpet beetles also.