Four Summertime Habits That Attract Pests Into Your Home

Have you ever wondered why you see more pests in your home during summer months? From cockroaches to rodents, these annoying creatures seem to show up when the weather is warm. This is not only because they are more active in the summer, but also because most homeowners engage in some summer habits that attract these pests. Here are four summer habits that might attract pests to your home.

Leaving windows open without screens.

It's perfectly acceptable to open your windows to let in some fresh air, but you should never do so without screens. A couple of roaches, ants, or centipedes may first enter through the screen-free window, and then they can begin breeding in your home. If your screens have any holes in them, make sure you have the holes repaired before using the screen for the summer.

Leaving wet bathing suits out.

It may seem like a harmless habit, but leaving wet bathing suits out to dry in the open increases the humidity in your air. Many pests, including cockroaches, are attracted to more humid areas. This is especially likely to be a problem if you have a pool and therefore are using your bathing suits often. To avoid attracting past, let your bathing suits dry outside. You could also put them in the electric dryer to dry them quickly and avoid adding moisture to your air.

Leaving dirty dishes in the sink.

Summer can get busy. Between running the kids to practice and organizing barbecues, you don't always have a lot of time. It's tempting to leave the dishes until the next day. However, even the smallest amount of dried food on the dishes will attract a range of pests from ants to cockroaches. Try to always do your dishes by the end of the day. If you have a dishwasher, put the dishes straight in the dishwasher and close it rather than leaving the dishes in the sink. If you absolutely must leave dishes, rinse them first.

Letting your garden get overgrown.

An overgrown Garden may not seem like a big deal. However, bushes that are not maintained and that have a lot of yard debris around them may attract pests like ladybugs and boxelder bugs. Once these pests are in your yard, they do not have to travel far to enter your home, too.  keep your Landscaping tidy, pruning your bushes often and always cleaning up any fallen leaves. Leave some space between your plants and your home's foundation to prevent pests from congregating in this area.

Contact a service, like Swat Bug Killers, for  more help.