It’s no secret that everyone loves a good summer picnic—including the ants. Summer activities are all too often ruined by unpleasant run-ins with unwanted insects. Control pests better with expert help on your side thanks to Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control.

Summer Insects to Watch Out for and How to Control Them

Mosquitoes

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are feared for the deadly diseases they carry. In Maine, getting seriously ill from a mosquito is unlikely. However, the risk of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Jamestown Canyon Virus, and West Nile Virus does exist. Prevent these infections and the nuisance of mosquitos with proper pest management and DIY control measures.

Mosquito-proofing your patio is a great way to enjoy your time outside more without feeling harassed by pests all along. Using hanging screens or mosquito netting around a porch or patio shelters you from a variety of flying insects. In summer evenings where you are likely to have lights or candles going that attract bugs, using screening to ward them off is a simple, affordable step to make your space more comfortable.

Bees

There are a great variety of bees that you may come in contact with over the summer, but all pose their own risk. There’s a balance between protecting these essential pollinators and living with a hive in your home. Not only can you be stung by bees living on or near your home, but their rapidly expanding hives can do damage to walls, siding, and attic spaces.

Particularly if someone in your home has a bee sting allergy, contacting us for hive removal is essential.

Ants

Ants are another nuisance insect that occasionally causes bigger problems. In general, finding long trails of ants throughout your home in the summertime is simply an unpleasant occurrence.

Occasionally, ants can be dangerous if they are the type that stings or if they get into food. Ants can carry bacteria and funguses. When they get into food, these germs could be spread to humans who consume the food unknowingly. They can also lead to food spoilage.

Pest control can help block ant access points and remove those present in the home.

Flies

Perhaps a little worse than ants, but for all the same reasons, flies that arrive for the summer are a real buzzkill. Also carrying bacteria and other pathogens, flies are a huge problem in the kitchen. Removing them and preventing their return is essential to keeping your home happy and healthy during the summertime.

Like ants, pest control can help prevent and remove flies in your home.

Eco-Friendly Treatment

Just because you want to curb the population of nuisance bugs sharing your living space doesn’t mean you want to go scorched earth on the environment around your home with dangerous chemical pest control. Protect the other wildlife, pets, and vegetation around your home by contacting Main Bed Bugs and Pest Control to learn about our eco-friendly treatments for summer pests.

From heat-based treatments to other non-toxic options, we know how important it is for families to control pests without putting pets and children at risk. Contact us today at (207) 650-8654 for more information about treatment today.