Pest Control Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Summer

May 21, 2023

As the summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home to be pest-free. With the increase in temperature and humidity, many pests become more active and can quickly invade your living spaces. 

By taking preventive measures and seeking professional help when necessary, you can enjoy the beauty of the season without the worry of unwanted visitors. 

In this article, we’ll provide you with some tips and tricks to prepare your home for the summer and keep it free from pests.


Remove standing water.

Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so make sure to remove any stagnant water around your property.


Seal cracks and gaps.

Insects can enter your home through even the smallest cracks and gaps, so make sure to seal them with caulk or weatherstripping.


Clean up clutter.

Pests love cluttered areas, so clear out any piles of papers, cardboard boxes, or other debris.


Store food properly.

Keep your pantry and kitchen areas clean and tidy, and store food in airtight containers.


Keep your yard maintained.

Trim back bushes and trees, mow the lawn regularly, and remove any dead or decaying plants.


Use screens.

Install screens on windows and doors to keep insects from entering your home.


Keep trash covered.

Keep outdoor trash cans covered and away from your home to avoid attracting pests.


Use natural repellents.

Essential oils like citronella, lavender, and peppermint can help repel insects naturally.


Hire a pest control professional.

A professional pest control service can help you identify and eliminate any pests in and around your home.


Stay vigilant.

Keep an eye out for any signs of pests and take action quickly to prevent an infestation.

Protect Your Home. Call Sunrise Pest Management.

Having a licensed pest control professional is crucial in keeping your home pest-free.

With Sunrise Pest Management, you are hiring a team of licensed professionals who have undergone rigorous training and certification processes to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and treat pest infestations, and are up-to-date with the latest pest control technologies and methods.

Attempting to handle pest control on your own can often lead to ineffective treatments and even dangerous situations. Some pests can cause serious damage to the structure of your home if not properly addressed. In addition, mishandling of pesticides or other pest control methods can result in health hazards for you and your family.

Hiring a licensed pest control professional can save you time, money, and the stress of dealing with pest infestations on your own. It also ensures that your home remains safe and healthy while being effectively protected against pests.

Take advantage of our complimentary, obligation-free quote! Our services are tailored to suit the unique needs of each individual customer, whether it’s for their home or business. Sunrise Pest Management is the go-to provider for professional pest control solutions in Port Townsend, Bremerton, Grays Harbor, and the surrounding areas, including Jefferson, Kitsap, Bellevue, Aberdeen, Mason, and beyond. Contact us today and experience the peace of mind that comes with living in a home free from pests.