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Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it’s also when mosquitoes, ticks, carpenter bees, ants, and stinging insects come out in full force. Nothing ruins a relaxing day outside quite like pesky pests. In this blog, we’ll discuss why it’s essential to be vigilant against these pests and provide practical tips to control them in your area. 




Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities, from barbecues to camping trips, with their itchy bites and incessant buzzing. Not only are they annoying, but mosquitos can also carry dangerous diseases. To prevent or control mosquitoes, here are some effective tips:


  • Remove standing water where mosquitoes breed.
  • Use mosquito repellent when outdoors.
  • Install screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Keep grass and shrubs trimmed to reduce hiding spots for mosquitoes.
  • Use mosquito nets while sleeping, especially in areas with high mosquito activity.




As the summer heat peaks, so does tick season! These tiny creatures rely on blood to survive and can pose a threat to both humans and pets. While ticks can’t jump or fly, they are expert crawlers and will wait in low bushes and grass for the perfect host to pass by. So, how do you avoid these pests this summer?


  • Keep your lawn and bushes trimmed to reduce tick habitats.
  • Create a wood chips or gravel barrier between your yard and wooded areas.
  • Use tick repellent on yourself and your pets before going outside.
  • Check yourself, your children, and your pets for ticks after spending time outdoors.
  • Wash and dry clothing on high heat to kill ticks hiding in fabric.


Carpenter Bees


Carpenter bees are large, solitary bees that can cause significant damage to your home or business if left unchecked. These bees bore holes into wood to create their nests, which can weaken the structure of your property over time. Here are some tips to help you keep these pests at bay:


  • Fill in cracks or holes in wooden structures with wood putty or caulk to prevent carpenter bees from burrowing into them. 
  • Paint or stain wooden surfaces to make them less attractive to carpenter bees, as they prefer untreated wood.
  • Hang decoy nests or traps to lure carpenter bees away from your property.
  • Use insecticides specifically designed to target carpenter bees, following the instructions carefully to ensure safe and effective use.




Summer is when ants become a top pest concern for many people. Their excellent foraging abilities make it easy for them to find their way inside. The thing is, by the time you start seeing ants, an ant infestation likely has already occurred. Here are a few home remedies that may help you eliminate your ant problems:


  • Keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs.
  • Seal any cracks or openings in walls, windows, and doors.
  • Use natural repellents such as lemon juice, vinegar, or peppermint oil.
  • Place ant traps or baits where you have seen ant activity to eliminate the colony.


Stinging Insects


Stinging insects like bees and hornets are not only a nuisance during the warmer months but can also pose a serious threat to our health. Over 500,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year due to their stings, so it’s important to be cautious and aware of their presence. 


  • Seal any cracks or holes in your home or building to prevent insects from entering.
  • Keep outdoor trash cans tightly sealed to avoid attracting insects looking for food.
  • Trim back bushes and trees near your property to reduce nesting areas for stinging insects.
  • Avoid wearing bright colors, floral patterns, and strong fragrances when spending time outdoors, as these can attract bees and wasps.


Ready to make your home or business pest-free this summer? 


Vogelsang Pest Management offers comprehensive Mosquito, Tick, & Flea Control Programs designed to eliminate these annoying pests and provide peace of mind effectively. Professional treatments and preventative measures allow you to enjoy your outdoor space without worrying about pesky pests ruining your time. Sign up for our control programs today and enjoy a pest-free summer!

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