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Top Three Summer Pests Here in Pembroke

July 15, 2022       Bookmark and Share

Secured Environments - Summer Pest

Summer is here and while that is mostly something to celebrate, it also means that there are annoying pests crawling around trying to find a cool place to hang out and find some food. Here are the top three pests that you may encounter during the summer season and how to prevent them. When prevention fails, remember your friends and neighbors here at Pembroke’s Secured Environments Pest and Wildlife Services are here for you to deal with them all!

1. Ants

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 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 airtight 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. Call us to professionally treat your ant infestation.

2. Wasps

Wasps are looking for sugary foods and foods containing protein. Due to this you will notice that wasps will be all around your outdoor garbage 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. Call us to professionally treat your wasp infestation.

3. Cockroaches

German cockroaches are the most common roaches found in homes and restaurants, hitchhiking in via groceries, beer, appliances, and other deliveries. The German cockroach is 1/2-5/8 inches in length with a flattened oval body and long antennae and can be instantly recognized by the dark longitudinal stripes on the shield over the head. The key factor in a successful management program is sanitation. Clean all spills and crumbs, store products in airtight containers and do not leave dirty dishes out overnight. EHS will recommend general cleaning practices to reduce food sources for the insects in conjunction with crack and crevice applications using gel baits and boric acid-based products. Call us to professionally treat your cockroach infestation.

Don’t live with pests another single day. Contact us and we’ll have you living pest free today!

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