Pest control is always a concern for homeowners, but this year, with more families staying home for the summer, it is crucial to the health and well-being of your family and pets.
According to the National Pest Management Association, the warm, wet spring Midwesterners are experiencing is contributing to an early spike in some pest populations. In Northeast Ohio ticks and mosquitoes got a jump start and are likely to continue to thrive all summer, and all varieties of ants will be present in abundance in most areas across the region.
At TNT Exterminating, we recommend treating your yard and outdoor entertainment areas now for mosquitoes and ticks. Both pests are carriers of such diseases as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and encephalitis among other diseases. Lyme disease has been on the rise in Ohio and ticks are a key threat for both your family and your pets.
Ants may not be the disease carriers that ticks and mosquitoes are, but they can be destructive—a carpenter ant infestation can do significant damage to outdoor wood structures as well as your home. Treating this threat early is crucial to controlling large populations.
Finally, stinging insects, including bees and wasps, will likely be a greater concern as families spend more time entertaining and vacationing at home. Our experts recommend watching carefully for bee and wasp activity that could indicate nesting. Frequently inspections of sheltered areas, such as under steps and decking, may help you catch nesting activity early.
Pest control services have been considered essential throughout the pandemic. Our technicians are fully trained in best practices, including hand washing, disinfection, and social distancing. Your pest control treatment is carefully applied to address infestations and prevent later problems, with applications provided inside your home only as necessary.
Call to schedule an appointment for pest control now that will allow you to enjoy your summer safely.