Common Summertime Pests

cayenne tick 542169 180As we now enter into some of the warmest days of the summer, we’re also seeing the peak of summer pest issues. While all pests are a nuisance and some are common year-round, there are some that appear even more abundantly during the summer.


There are a variety of ticks that affect both humans and pets: black-legged ticks, lone star ticks, gulf coast ticks, American dog ticks and others. All of these varieties can and will bite humans (even more commonly in summer months when adult ticks are more abundant). Small ticks can also be incredibly dangerous because they’re less likely to be noticed. This can increase the risk of diseases. Be very watchful of ticks on yourself, your family and your pets. 


Mosquitoes also increase tremendously during summer months, and can be dangerous. They are known to carry many diseases that can transfer to humans such as West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. With the heightened awareness to Zika and now known cases of non travel related cases in Florida, it is important that you have integrated vector management of mosquitoes in your yard.

Insects can be problematic year round, but they’re especially problematic when they can be carrying serious diseases that can affect your health. Contact a local Fort Myers pest control specialist you can trust. Visit today.

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