Four expert tips to avoid pest control problems this summer

There are not many downsides to the summer season but one of the biggest is the resurgence of pests when the weather heats up in the UK.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can plan ahead to minimise pest control problems that could occur over the summer months so that you can enjoy the warm weather in peace.

ELIMINATE STANDING WATER

In the UK adverse weather conditions and rain in particular are common occurrences in the summer months and standing water is one of the most common ways to attract pests in and around your home.

Flower pots, swimming pools and buckets full of standing water are a haven for insects, so making sure you can minimise the amount of standing water you have surrounding your home this summer will definitely reduce the likelihood of a pest control problem and nasty insect bites when you’re out in the garden.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

All year round garden maintenance should be a priority, but in the summer especially it is something that should be regularly kept on top of as the rise in pests in the summer months in particular will more than likely cause you problems if you neglect your garden.

Do your best to remove garden waste, keep up with mowing your grass, eliminate weeds and trim the hedges.

SEAL YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS

Sealing or resealing your doors and windows will be one of the best ways to keep pests out of your home this summer.

Check for gaps in your doors and windows as well as using screens over the windows you have open, can make a huge difference if you can repair and protect your home.

KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN

A very common problem in the UK household in the summer is ants, and if you don’t keep your kitchen clean you will more often than not attract a tribe of ants into your home to feast on your leftovers.

Wiping counters, emptying bins and sweeping the floors regularly should be a top priority in the summer months, as rats are also in search of food supplies in the summer months too and could become a much larger problem.

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