By James Stuart
July is a peak pest control month for a large number of exterior and interior pests. If we get rain in the Houston area we will probably see a surge in mosquitoes and large roaches. If it stays dry ants and fleas will likely be the insect pests you encounter.
To minimize mosquito problems make sure your gutters and drains are clear and working properly. Don’t leave water puddles sitting for more than three days. (potted plant bases, under decks, etc.). If you are going to treat your own lawn do it at dusk when it will be most effective. Beyond standard good home maintenance, there is not much you can do to prevent the big roaches or ants from coming in. Calling a pro is usually more cost effective.
Using motion sensors on outdoor lights will minimize June bugs and crickets. Spraying your lawn or applying pesticide granules now is a good way to prevent chinch bug and sod web worm damage that shows up after it is too late.
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