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Pest Safety During Summer Cookouts

For countless families throughout Illinois, summertime means endless days of outdoor activities with family and friends. From hiking and biking to swimming and baseball, everyone has their favorite things to do. Of course, summer is also prime time for cookouts and the associated pests that come along for the ride. But with Tabor Services on your side, you’ll benefit from a professional pest safety program that includes ant extermination, mosquito control, and much more.

Pests That Are Active During Summertime

The more you know about the pests that could make an uninvited appearance at your next cookout, the better prepared you’ll be to keep them at arm’s length. Depending on where you live, e.g. your proximity to forest, water, etc., the unexpected guests in the form of ants, flies, and stinging insects. Because of certain activities that are most common during the summer, many of these pests are more prevalent during the summer than any other time of year. For example, ants, yellowjackets, and flies are attracted to typical barbecue fare, while mosquitoes are especially active at dusk and in hot, humid climes. Similarly, wasp control is never more popular than in the summertime.

Not only are pests a nuisance, but they also pose significant health risks. Ants can contaminate food, while some house flies carry more than 100 different kinds of disease-carrying germs. As for mosquitoes, they’re infamous for carrying diseases like the West Nile virus and dengue fever. Meanwhile, stinging insects such as bees, hornets, and yellowjackets send thousands of Illinoisans to the emergency room each year and are especially active during the second half of summer when the colonies forage for food that will sustain them during winter.

Tips for Keeping Your Backyard Pest-Free During Summertime Cookouts

Contact Our Pest Safety Experts Today

Today, tomorrow, and year-round, keeping your family and friends healthy and safe from pests is priority number one for our local pest control company. Contact our experts today to learn more about our solutions for keeping your backyard barbecues pest-free.