Pests of the Sky

By:

Eddie Connor

June 6, 2016

Look up! Do you see it? No, it’s not the blue sky, that plane passing overhead, or that bird flying by; it’s the pests buzzing right above your head. It’s those tiny insects that fly all around you in the heat of the summer and make those annoying sounds in your ears. Those crawling creatures that ruin your barbecues with friends and your relaxing days spent outside by the pool.

It is that time of year again where the sun is blazing and the pests are out and about. These pests are mere annoyances but there are many ways to repel them from all of your summer activities. Connor’s makes sure that they become the least of your worries this summer. Let’s explore the most bothersome summer pests below.

Moths

Hide your Wheaties everyone, because moths love to feed on stored grains. They are for the most part harmless, but when left unchecked, moths can cause damage to many of a homeowner's precious things, like clothing, blankets and stored food.

There are many different kinds of moths, such as the Indian meal moth, clothing moths, and moths that attack trees and crops, like the gypsy moth and the diamondback moth. They generally appear in the late spring and complete their full lifecycles by the fall.  At Connor’s, we are able to eliminate these pests using environmentally responsible products that target moths at every stage of their lifecycle.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes on the other hand, are a major nuisance. They carry many diseases, making them the deadliest insects on earth.  In fact, they have everyone in a frenzy right now because of the Zika Virus. Mosquitoes create infestations in certain areas of one’s home and potential mosquito breeding areas. They infest ponds, marshes, swamps, and other wetland habitats. If you are laying out by the pool this summer, make sure you eliminate the threat of mosquitoes before they become a problem by getting rid of standing water and overgrown vegetation.

These pests thrive in hot, humid, and wet environments for growth and survival. Free your family from these irritating mosquitoes this summer and enjoy more time outside.  Check out our monthly mosquito treatment program at Connors that leaves your family mosquito-free, and able to enjoy any special outdoor event.

Wasps

Wasps are one of the most feared pests of the summer due to their painful stings. Wasps, like hornets and yellow jackets, create nests for their queen to lay her eggs. These nests are usually built alongside garages, roofs, or inside walls and are sometimes referred to as a colony. These colonies keep up to as many as 1,000 wasps, oh my!

The behaviors of wasps change by the end of the summer as they start to desire sweets instead of insects. So if you are planning any picnics or barbecues, beware of the wasps that might be trying to get into your favorite snacks. If you spy a wasps nest during the summer, stay away as it can be dangerous to people and pets. Getting rid of wasps requires an expert. At Connor’s, we know the best techniques in removing nests and how to get rid of wasps quickly and effectively.

Bats

Keep your home free of bats this summer. These nocturnal creatures are not aggressive towards people but can become a problem if they are living in attics or other areas of your home. Bats can carry rabies and living in close contact with bats can be very dangerous. Their droppings also pose a threat of catching the disease histoplasmosis, which is no way to spend a fun-filled summer.

These unwelcome bats sneak into homes through open doors, chimneys, or fireplaces. It is key to listen out for strange sounds such as high-pitched squeaks and scratching noises. Removing bats can be tricky as killing bats is unsafe and illegal in some states. Luckily, the wildlife experts at Connor’s have you covered. They know how to extract bats by using smart techniques that prevent injuries to both people and bats.

Going, going, gone!

Put down your fly swatters and bug sprays this summer because you won’t be needing them after one service with Connor’s Pest Control. We will get rid of your pests with a one-time treatment to protect your home this summer season. Your summer should be spent worry-free from the pests of the sky. So sit back, grab a refreshing beverage, and enjoy your summer pest-free with help from Connor’s.