Summer will be here before you know it, and now is the time to make all the essential preparations for your yard! There are a few key pest control services that will help ensure you enjoy the outdoor living to its fullest potential with friends and family this year! So, get ready for grillin’ season, watching your kids play outside, and making the most of your backyard!
Buzz Off Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bee season is coming…and quickly. Carpenter bees are a solitary species of bee that can be found making tunnels in the wood of sheds, decks, porches, your kids’ outdoor playsets, telephone poles, wooden lawn furniture, and virtually any other wooden structures on your property.
While carpenter bees don’t eat the wood, they do create tunnels. They may even repeatedly choose to use the same piece of wood to nest in, year after year, causing repeated damage to the wooden structures on your property. Because of this, unlike some pests which are more of a risk to the people and pets hanging out in your backyard, carpenter bees are more dangerous to the structural integrity of your property. Carpenter bees aren’t particularly aggressive, so it’s rarer to get stung by one than some of the other stinging insects that you may catch in your backyard this spring and summer.
Preventing carpenter bees starts with a solid pest control plan. Suburban Exterminating provides effective control for carpenter bees and other stinging insects you may encounter around your home.
Protect Your Yard from Ticks
There are several species of ticks on Long Island that you may encounter this spring and summer. In particular, we often deal with American Dog Ticks, Deer Ticks, and Lone Star Ticks. As you well know, ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians…most commonly you and your pets!
Ticks are often found outside, and we’re entering their most active seasons. They’re known not only for their parasitic nature, but also for their regular transmission of harmful diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Ticks will wait out in grassy areas, sometimes for days or weeks at a time, seeking out hosts. Once they sense the breath, body odor, body heat, moisture, or vibrations of a host, then they will take the plunge and attach themselves. Then, they’ll treat themselves to a blood meal from their host, which provides the nourishment that needed in order to mature to the next life stage.
There are several ways that you can avoid ticks in your backyard, in addition to a tick control service from Suburban Exterminating:
- Wear long clothing
- Tuck your pants into your socks
- Check yourself, your kids, and your pets for ticks after coming inside
- Wear light–colored clothing
- Keep your hair covered and pulled back
- Shower immediately after hanging out near trees or high grass
- Avoid wooded areas
In addition to these DIY prevention tips, the best way to truly ensure that your family and pets are safe from ticks this spring and summer, your best bet is to get a professional tick control treatment.
One of the biggest spring and summer culprits on Long Island is the mosquito! We have a couple of different species that we see most often: the Culex Pipiens Mosquito and the Asian Tiger mosquito. If you’re seeing mosquitoes flying and buzzing around you and your family then that’s a surefire way to tell that you could be dealing with a large mosquito problem.
Not only will mosquitoes gift you with itchy and annoying bites you didn’t ask for, but they’re also well known to spread deadly diseases like West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, among others.
Mosquitoes can be prevented in a few different ways in addition to a regular mosquito control service from Suburban Exterminating:
- Eliminate any standing water (think about any different areas in your yard which might collect water, such as flower pots, kiddie pools, tire, or toys)
- Make sure that your grass is cut
- Remove any overgrowth where mosquitoes might be able to hide
- Wear long pants and long sleeves (yes, we know it gets hot!) to prevent getting bitten
- Use deep humidifiers or air conditioners to reduce moisture
For a limited time, you can protect your family and home all summer long with 20% off 6 mosquito treatments from Suburban Exterminating!
Our mosquito control sprays include:
- 100% results guaranteed
- Safety around people and pets
- All-natural, eco-friendly solutions
- Identification of breeding sources
- A mosquito-free summer!
Stay Protected from Pests Year-Round with Suburban Exterminating
Feel at home in your backyard this summer now with preventative pest control services from Suburban Exterminating. Call or text (631/516) 864-6900 for a free inspection today!