Common Summer Pests Posted: May 3, 2021

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Ticks, mosquitoes, stinging insects-oh my! Tis the season for these pests. We have some good info on these pests and how to prevent them. 

Ticks: As you know by now, they carry and transmit many diseases including Lyme disease. Ticks are most prevalent in high grass, woods and fields. To prevent ticks from biting you and your pets always wear long sleeves and long pants when hiking or spending time in the woods. Use a tick repellant on you and your clothing. Make sure your pets have flea and tick treatments and/or collars. Very importantly you should always check you, your family and pets for ticks after being out of doors. Griggs & Browne offers a tick reduction program to help you control the tick population in your yard.  

Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes rarely spread diseases but do leave behind red, irritated, bites that itch. They lay their eggs in standing puddles of water and they like the shade so they can avoid the sun and heat. They are also most prevalent in the early morning and early evening for the same reason. To avoid getting bit you should use repellants such as sprays and citronella candles. Also avoid spending time outdoors in the early morning and evening. Griggs & Browne offers a mosquito reduction program to help control the mosquito population in your yard. 

Stinging Insects: Bees, hornets, and wasps are just a few of the flying, stinging insects prevalent in the Spring and Summer months. There isn’t a lot of prevention you can do in your yard other than removing nests as soon as you’re aware of them. You can protect yourself from stings by always wearing shoes, remove any piles of debris/garbage, keep your lids tight on your garbage cans, make sure all door and window screens are in good repair. Avoiding flowery or sweet-smelling colognes and perfumes.  

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