Common Bugs to Look for During Summer

Pest control in New HampshireWhile you’re soaking up the sun, the environment lends itself to some unwanted pests. Summertime sees a lot of bugs thrive, and it is important to know which ones to keep a special eye on during the warm months. See a few below.

These are just a few of the most common pests. Always be vigilant and prepared to deal with any pest that comes your way. For exceptional services for pest control in New Hampshire and beyond, contact Absolute Pest Management. 

1.) Mosquitoes

These we all know far too well! The presence of human blood is overwhelming for these guys during the hot months. Always protect yourself with spray when possible to avoid annoying bites. They can cause some serious damage.

Keep candles lit and zapping lights available, as well as spraying yourself, and you should be good to go. No doubt that these are the first bugs people think of when summer is mentioned. They are notorious indeed, and ones to keep at bay if you want to enjoy the outdoors.

2.) Bees

Sunshine allows flowers to thrive. Bees, who depend on floral pollen to thrive, are in their element. The consistent growth of flowers creates a demand for pollen, and they work their hardest to please their queen during summer.

Leave these insects alone and they should not bother you, more often than not. They are very protective of their hive, so be sure not to disturb their home and they will not disturb yours. Always call a professional if they have nested in your home or near it, as removing a hive is a task no one can do alone or without professional help. If you need to enlist pest control in New Hampshire, Absolute Pest Management should be at the top of your list.

3.) Ants

Tons of food and ample sunshine is heaven for an ant colony. Increased outdoor food consumption means plenty of ants are going to surface and try to have their fill, so be vigilant. Cover food during picnics, and do not be afraid to resort to a professional removal treatment if a nest infests your home.

Make sure you do not track dirt into your home this summer, as it is a welcome surface for ants to use as a nesting ground. Routine cleaning is always a good idea, but especially so when dirt makes way for present outdoor insects.

4.) Flies

Like ants, flies are very attracted to human food and surroundings. Keep an eye out for them, because they also have a thirst for human blood. During the peak of the season, deer flies in particular love to show themselves.

A good fly swatter is always wise to keep on hand, as they can make for a quick way to attack these persistent pests.

5.) Stink Bugs

These are about as pleasant as they sound! When provoked or scared, these critters emit a foul smelling odor that does not go unnoticed. Stink bugs cause great disturbance in gardens, since their primary diet is plant juices. Keep them away from plants if you want to have a flourishing garden or are growing vegetables, as they commonly feast on those as well. 

For any problems you have with pest control in New Hampshire and beyond, contact us. Enjoy your summer, and keep the bugs at bay!