The 5 Most Common Summer Pests And How To Prevent Them

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Summer is particularly complicated when you need to deal with pests. There are multiple factors that lead different insects to appear in your home and on the exterior, if you don’t take the necessary actions, you might need to hire one of our pest control Calgary technicians expert to help.

When the weather starts to become hotter, insects begin to appear and forage for food. This is the most common time to see increases in insect and pest activity and should be taken care of quickly to ensure proper pest control. Despite most insects having an important role in the economy, when they decide to invade your home, you need to take care of them as soon as possible. The best thing you can do is to call a Calgary exterminator to provide you with a pest solution if you have one of these 5 pests in your home or property.

#1 – Mosquitoes

Who doesn’t hate mosquitoes? They’re just a pain, always buzzing around at the worst times and biting you causing reactions and bumps on your skin. Don’t blame them though! Mosquitoes are simply trying to survive, looking for food and mates to continue on with the mosquitoes life cycle. 

You should start to see the first sign of mosquitoes around June but prevention should be done sooner or you might end up with your skin filled with itchy bumps and an increase in mosquito population in your area.

The best thing you can do to prevent mosquitoes from flying around your home is to eliminate all stagnant water areas that attract them. Mosquito eggs can only develop in pools of water that are not moving. If you still can’t control more persistent mosquito infestations and activity, you can try to use mosquito traps or citronella candles and scents. These can work but will typically just decrease the activity in the area and not fully eradicate them. Our Calgary Pest Control technicians can assist you in providing knowledge on what products work, and what products don’t. 

#2 – Ants

At just some point in your life, one will end up having to deal with an ant infestation or activity, especially if your located in Calgary. Ant infestations are usually harmless to your health, but they do tend to irritate most Canadian homeowners. Ants usually tend to appear between May and July depending on the temperature of the winter. If you don’t take any action when you first spot a colony, they can easily spread and take over your entire home causing stress and potential damage to you and your property.

In order to prevent ants from entering your home this summer, you need to make sure that all foods are properly stored and sealed. Cleaning up any leftovers and crumbs after meals as well as taking out garbage frequently, are also measures you need to keep in mind. In case you just spot one, try to follow them to see where their nest is located and take appropriate action. For best results all winter long contact your local pest control company to assist you in Ant Control.

#3 – House Flies

House flies are usually attracted to sweet beverages and foods such as alcohol, sodas, sugars, candies, meats and more. So, when you accidentally spill a drink or food, make sure to clean it up as soon as possible to prevent them from appearing and becoming a problem. One of the issues house flies in Calgary affect homeowners and commercial buildings is that they can reproduce very rapidly. In a matter of days you can have hundreds and sometimes thousands of flies inside your home that can be extremely hard to eliminate.

Despite what most online articles and “DIY” pest control chemical labels say, its almost impossible to keep flies away from your home in the summer 100%. The important thing is to ensure your home cleaned and to eliminate all potential food sources like garbage cans, animal feces, stagnant water and more. Taking the garbage & recycling out frequently is usually the most important step when being proactive towards fly infestations. Wiping the counters with disinfectants, and removing any food leftovers will drastically decrease the odds of having house flies inside your home. The few that appear can easily be taken cared of using a fly swatter or a trap. Our pest control Calgary exterminators and can assist you in the removal and remediation in regards to any residential and commercial Fly Control treatments.

#4 – Spiders

Lets be honest, your backyard during the summer is one of the most important areas of your home for you and your family to enjoy. During the summer months between June and September is prime season for Spider Control in Calgary. Simply removing the webs won’t provide any results in getting rid of spider populations both inside and on the exterior of your home. Spartan Pest Control provides Spider Control in Calgary using safe, effective, and wallet friendly services for both residential and commercial accounts.

The most effective way to deal with arachnids is to be proactive at the start of the summer season before the infestation grows to a larger scale. If you can control the bottom level of a house at the start of the year, then controlling a spider population is far easier and will keep spider activity at a low scale. Spiders are actually a good pest to have in most cases on the exterior as they themselves are a pest control solution for flies, ants, beetles, and other common insects. No company can fully eliminate every spider (and you don’t want to) but we can keep infestation levels under control allowing you and your family to enjoy the exterior of your home not in fear!

#5 – Wasps & Bees

Wasps are primarily carnivores and eat a verity of insects. Most people think wasp nests are always constructed up high, however in our experience its a mixture between trees, under roofing, and under concrete steps & siding. The most important thing is to ensure there is zero food sources nearby left out to feed a growing colony. ITS VERY IMPORTANT that is you have an allergy or are unsure of your reaction to a sting that you hire the assistance of a reputable local pest control provider for Wasp Control. A lot of nests are not treatable with common “DIY” wasp killer you can buy from RONA or Home Depot as the nest needs to be hit directly and completely saturated.

Don’t worry, we DO NOT kill honey bees – we relocate them. To many pest control companies are uneducated in the difference between Honey Bees and Wasps. Both are beneficial to the environment, however wasps are MUCH more aggressive and can pose a threat to you, your customers, and family.

We hope these tips have helped you choose the right pest control option when dealing with a pest infestations in your home or property. If you or anyone you know has questions regarding any pest control related issues please Contact Us directly, one of our trained pest control technicians in Calgary would be more than happy to assist you! For more information visit or email us directly at [email protected].

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