Summer Pest Control Guide

Download this guide to help prevent summer pests and protect your family against pesky bites.


Many of us spend our days counting down until summer begins. Warm, sunny days spent outside have us all counting down to vacation. One of the downsides to this lovely season is the surge in the insect population.


In South Carolina, the heat and humidity create the perfect conditions for many summer pests like mosquitoes and roaches.


This guide covers everything you need to know when it comes to preventing summer pests in and around your home, as well as how to avoid being bitten while enjoying your time outdoors.


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For a lot of people, summer is the absolute best season. Warm, sunny days spent outside and vacations planned with family and friends. Of course, there are some downsides to this seemingly perfect season. One of which is the surge in the insect population. The warmer temperatures coupled with more time spent outside can quickly lead to a dozen of itchy bites up and down your legs.


We’re here to help you worry a little bit less about dealing with summer pests, so you can get back to what matters - quality time spent with loved ones!


In this quick guide, we’re sharing:

  • What summer pests to be aware of
  • Our top pest control tips (for both indoors and outdoors)
  • How to protect your family from summer pests
  • Home remedies for insect bites

Know your summer pests

Ants: Sugar ants are a simple nuisance while crazy ants can actually chew through electrical wiring. There’s also fire ants which cause a really painful bite.
Mosquitoes: Mostly a nuisance, but some species transmit diseases to humans and pets. They also cause extremely itchy bites. 
Roaches: These year-round pests thrive in warm weather, and invade houses in search of food, water and shelter.
Termites: Excess moisture creates a breeding ground for these pests. Repairing the damage they cause can be both expensive and time consuming.
Fleas: These pests to quickly hop from host to host, feeding on their blood. Their bites leave a red itchy mark, but don’t swell like mosquito bites.


Prep Your Home

  • Get rid of standing water around your home to prevent common pests like mosquitoes.
  • Frequently trim the hedges, mow the lawn, and remove yard waste to help with pest prevention.
  • Store firewood at least 5 feet away from the home and elevate it on racks to prevent termites.
  • Cover holes in window screens and close up gaps in doors to keep pests out.
  • Keep the kitchen clean and store food properly to avoid ants and roaches.
  • Check outdoor furniture for spider webs and egg sacks.

Protect Your Family

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when heading outdoors to protect against ticks and mosquitoes.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to deter mosquitoes.
  • Avoid scented products that may attract insects. 
  • Apply insect repellent with active ingredients like DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535. 
  • Check for ticks thoroughly after a day outdoors. If you find one, remove it immediately.
  • Avoid the outdoors during dawn and dusk as these are peak mosquito hours.

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