Summer Pest Advice for Your Home

Summer Pest Advice for Your Home

The following contribution is from another author.

If you’ve had it easy over the winter with no home pests to worry about that’s all about to change. It’s spring now and that’s the time for new life. You might be enjoying the new color and vibrancy of your garden nowadays but it means there will soon be new household pests to contend with. Here’s what to look out for and how to deal with common pests. 


There are thousands of species of ants worldwide and they can cause an issue in your home during summer. When outside ants are no trouble at all, they mind their own business, but if they get your home they can eat your food and spread germs. 

The best way to prevent an ant infestation is to seal up your groceries and food supplies. If you notice any crumbs or small bits of food laying around sweep it up. Also, don’t leave dirty dishes for too long. 


Possibly one of the most horrible infestations you can have in your home is a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are oily and ugly, they make little creaking noises and they spread germs. They are also very hard to eliminate due to their bodies and immune systems. 

A cockroach has an exoskeleton that’s made of overlapping plates covered by a membrane. It can survive being stepped on or crushed. It also has a strong immune system and can survive for weeks without food. If you have a cockroach problem you need to call pest control. 


The summer season gives rise to a new generation of moths that you are likely to find on your window sills and in your closets. These insects are brown and unattractive; they also spread germs and make holes in your good clothes. You need to defend against them during peak season. 

Happily you don’t need to call in the professionals for this pest control issue, you only need an effective moth trap from These traps are not only effective, they are extremely versatile and user friendly. 


Rodents are small furry mammals such as mice and rats. They are common household pests in many parts of the world. When rodents get into your home they can nest, breed, spread disease and cause damage to the property. You don’t want rodents in your home unless they’re pets. 

So what can you do if you discover an infestation? If there are only a few mice you could set out some humane traps to eliminate the problem. Otherwise you will have to call a local pest control company for advice or a solution. 


Like ants there are thousands of species of spider worldwide, what unites them is a liking for bugs as a primary food source. If you have a lot of spiders in your home, perhaps in the loft, cupboards, bathroom, or basement, it means you likely have a lot of bugs as well. 

The key to solving your spider infestation is not to kill the spiders but to control the food source. Eliminating the food source will simply cause the spiders to leave your home and set up somewhere else. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

1 comment

  • Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info, Great share, found the articles really worth reading.! By the way we are Baird’s Pest Control, licensed and insured. Our products are safe for children and pets. And we don’t do contracts or high pressure sales. Our goal is very simple, we are here to make you happy and your home or business insect free.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *