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Your Guide To A Bug Free Summer Season

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Hot dogs, picnics, parades, fireworks, and unfortunately bugs are all things that people associate with the summer. However, with a bit of help from the experts at McCall Service those pesky bugs don’t have to be part of your summer season this. Common summer pests that are annoying and interrupt summer fun often include mosquitoes, ants, and stinging insects, like bees and hornets. Here is the down low on these common summer pests:

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are small flying insects that can quickly ruin outdoor fun for everyone. Along with being extremely annoying, their bites can be itchy, painful and can transmit a large variety of diseases to both people and pets. Diseases that mosquitoes spread include: West Nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and canine heartworm.

Ants

Ants are social insects that live in large colonies that often include multiple nesting areas. Ants will not only infest your picnics but your yard and home as well. They can enter into your house through cracks in its foundation, gaps around windows and doors, or through spaces around utility entrances. Once inside, they will forage for food sources and become a major nuisance throughout your home.

Stinging insects

During the summer season, you may notice stinging insects buzzing around your flower gardens and other landscaping. Stinging insects often make their nests in trees or the ground near homes or in some cases in the wall voids of homes. Having stinging insects nesting in or near your home can be dangerous. These pest's stings can be painful and sometime leads to severe allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention.

The experts at McCall Service don’t want you and your family’s summer ruined by ant, mosquitoes, bees or any other pest. So, here are some helpful pest prevention tips from the pros at McCall:

 

  • Trim back bushes, trees and other landscaping back from the exterior of your home.

  • Remove areas of standing water around your property.

  • Keep a stone barrier between your grass or mulch and your home’s foundation.

  • Seal cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation and siding. Making sure to seal openings around utilities entering your home.

  • Caulk gaps around exterior windows and doors.

  • Make sure that outdoor trash cans have tight fitting lids on them.

Despite taking precautions, if you still find yourself having trouble with summer pests don’t hesitate to contact the experts at McCall Service for help! At McCall we know how to get rid of mosquitoes as well as an array of many other pests. 

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