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Summer Pests and How to Prevent Them

Summer’s warm and sunny days also bring a variety of pests that can invade your home. BioActive Pest Control provides essential tips to help you prevent and control these unwanted visitors.

Identifying Common Summer Pests

Understanding the pests you’re likely to encounter during the summer can help you take proactive measures.


Wasps are most active during the summer months. They often build nests around homes, which can be a nuisance and a safety concern.

Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly inspect your home and garden for nests, particularly in sheltered spots such as eaves, sheds, and garages. Early detection can prevent large infestations.
  • Remove nests early before they become large. It is advisable to hire professionals for safe removal to avoid stings and potential allergic reactions.
  • Keep food and drinks covered during outdoor activities to avoid attracting wasps. Ensure rubbish bins are sealed to prevent wasps from foraging.


Cockroaches thrive in warm, moist environments, making summer an ideal time for them to infest homes.

Prevention Tips:

  • Ensure all surfaces are dry and well-ventilated, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms where cockroaches are commonly found.
  • Fix any leaks and remove standing water promptly, as cockroaches need moisture to survive.
  • Keep kitchens and bathrooms clean to reduce food and water sources, and use bait stations or traps to monitor and control any infestations.


Ants invade homes in search of food and water, and they can be particularly persistent during the summer.

Prevention Tips:

  • Maintain cleanliness by regularly sweeping and mopping floors to remove crumbs and spills that attract ants.
  • Store food in airtight containers and ensure pet food is not left out.
  • Seal entry points such as cracks and crevices around doors and windows with caulk or weather stripping to prevent ants from entering.


Flies are attracted to food and waste, and they can become a significant problem in the summer.

Prevention Tips:

  • Keep garbage bins sealed and clean to prevent attracting flies. Regularly empty and wash bins with disinfectant.
  • Use natural repellents like lavender or peppermint to deter flies. Consider using fly screens on windows and doors to keep them out.
  • Ensure windows and doors are fitted with screens to keep flies out, and repair any holes or tears promptly.


Moths can cause damage to clothing and carpets by laying eggs in these materials.

Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly clean and vacuum carpets and furniture to remove moth eggs and larvae.
  • Store clothes in sealed bags or containers to protect them from moths. Use vacuum-sealed bags for out-of-season clothing.
  • Use moth repellents such as cedar chips or mothballs in wardrobes and drawers, and consider professional treatment if you detect an infestation.

Contact BioActive Pest Control

By following these tips and staying vigilant, you can enjoy a pest-free summer. If you’re dealing with a pest infestation or need professional advice on pest prevention, contact BioActive Pest Control for expert assistance. Our team is equipped to handle all your pest control needs efficiently and effectively.

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