Why are There More Bugs During the Summer? 4 FREE Ways to get Rid of Bugs!
Summer time is right around the corner. For some of us, that means more time around the pool, time with family, vacations, and fun in the sun! For all of us, summer means more bugs. So why are there more bugs during the summer and how can you get rid of them?
The easiest thing you can do is get a price quote for pest control services and let a professional take care of it. While this solution is convenient and your best bet to win the battle against bugs, it can also cost you over $300. Before spending that kind of money, use some of our free ways to get rid of bugs during the summer time.
Why are There More Bugs During the Summer?
Bugs don’t like the cold so it’s only natural that you see more of them during warmer months. During the winter, it’s much more common for bugs to conserve energy and stay underground below the frost line. Generally, it’s much warmer underground and they have stored food or body fat in preparation for the colder season.
During the summer, the hunt for food and water resumes which are another reason bugs are much more visible. Summer months tend to produce more rainfall which attracts bugs and helps produce food for them as well.
4 FREE Ways to get Rid of Bugs
- Mow your lawn. It sounds simple, but it actually does work! Bugs love the heat, but they don’t want to sit out in the sun and roast. Keeping your grass mowed to prevent bugs from having access to a safe haven from the sun.
- Clean up spills and fallen fruit. Bugs love anything that provides them sugar. A small amount of sugar can provide bugs enough food and energy to last them for weeks. If you have a sugary spill on the inside or outside of your home, clean it up before it attracts bugs. The same goes for fallen fruit. Fallen fruit rots when it disconnects from the tree which means it naturally breaks open and decomposes. Bugs will be all over that piece of fruit as soon as they can access the contents on the inside.
- Clean up fallen leaves too! You’ll be sure to find plenty of bugs in fallen leaves so it is in your best interest to clean them up! If those leaves begin collecting on the side of your home, you’re increasing the risk of bugs coming inside your home as well.
- Turn your hoses off. Remember how I mentioned bugs searching for water during the summer? Turn your hose off so that you don’t make it easy for them to get water! It may seem like common sense, but as you leave your hose on and a small puddle begins to form, it won’t take long for bugs to find you.
Experiencing Bug Problems?
If you are still experiencing bug problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you answer a few questions, up to 3 of our professional pest control service members would be happy to provide you with a free price quote. Great Pros is Arizona’s leading startup servicing homeowners with all of their home projects. All professionals carry to proper licenses and qualifications so you never have to worry about the job that is being done.