Every season has its own set of insect problems, and while we’re well into summer, the hotter climate comes with a whole new range of pests.

Who doesn’t want to keep their home free of pests? There are effective and harmless methods to get rid of these insects, but it is important to firstly understand what exactly you are dealing with.

Here are the top 4 summer pests you will probably have to deal with this season:

Cockroaches

These insects are from the Blattodea family, which carry diseases such as salmonella or gastroenteritis, and they are the often the cause of allergies. These creatures can live a month without food, even though they are attracted by food and water, not dirt or dust.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitos belong to the Diptera fly’s family and carry diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya and yellow fever. Only female mosquitoes bite humans because they need the blood for protein for reproductive purposes.

Silver Fish

Silvery-blue in colour, much like the scales of a fish, these annoying insects can be found in and around your bathtub, up the walls, around the laundry room or basement floor. You can find silverfish just about anywhere there is moisture. Silverfish are not predators and do not eat other insects, however, they indulge on clothing items, books and other fabrics.

Green Bottle Flies

Larger than common houseflies and bright blue-green in colour, these flies prefer warm, moist and tropical climates. They feed on waste material and general maintenance, such as clean-up and proper maintenance of garbage containers, removal of dead rodents or birds, and elimination of piles of yard waste, can keep them at bay.
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How to combat these insects:

While pests are a nightmare to deal with and make a home seem rather unhygienic, there are methods to combat these insects to make your home a pest free zone. Pest control corrective and preventative measures include ‘spring cleaning’ your fridges, cupboards, pantries, couches, beds and carpets. Fumigation and calling in the professionals also help to exterminate these creatures and help maintain a clean and safe environment for you and your family. Struggling to ward off this season’s nasties? Get in touch today.