The following pests are wanted on charges of bites, stings and causing undue stress all summer long to home and business owners alike:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Stinging insects
  • Ants

Here is what we know about these pests:

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Mosquitoes breed and thrive in areas with stagnant water, which means your property could be a major target. These biting insects not only leave itchy, red welts but they can also transmit several diseases through their bites, including West Nile virus and malaria. To prevent mosquitoes from trying to take over your property and ruin outdoor gatherings, make sure to remove all sources of stagnant water from toys, plant pots, ditches, ponds and gutters.

Stinging insects can be found around the property or at your favorite picnic spots. Bees, hornets, yellow jackets and wasps all pack a powerful sting if they feel threatened and for some people, the venom of the stings causes an allergic reaction. Typically these insects won’t harm you, but some will become aggressive if you swat at them or threaten their nest. In order to avoid a trip to the hospital this summer, make sure to inspect your property for any stinging insect nests. Also, avoid consuming any sugary drinks or snacks outdoors which can attract them onto your property.

Ants, although small and not capable of causing people harm, can be a major nuisance pest during the summer. They are commonly found foraging through homes in search of food to bring back to the colony. Once ants have found an entry point into your home, they are not likely to stop until the entire colony has been eliminated. Carpenter ants can cause serious structural damage to homes, which makes them an even greater threat. To prevent a kitchen full of ants this summer, make sure to eliminate any sources of food, including spills and crumbs.

If you would like to report a sighting of mosquitoes, stinging insects, or ants in your home or business, please contact us at Wil-Kil Pest Control. Our pest control technicians are standing by and will be able to safely and effectively get rid of these pests to keep them from disturbing you, your family and your home this summer.