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How to Keep Bugs Away This Summer

Summer in Colorado is gorgeous and perfect for outdoor fun. Whether you have an upcoming event or just want to make your yard more enjoyable for the summer, keeping pests away is a must. Here’s how to stop mosquitoes, ants, wasps, and other summer pests from crashing your BBQs and backyard fun.

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Common summer pests in Colorado

Before we proceed, let's take a quick look at some of the pests that appear every summer. Here's a brief overview of the typical culprits. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of the bugs you may encounter in and around your home this summer.

How to repel pests this summer and enjoy your outdoor living space

  • Cover up food
    Pests love open food and sugary drinks, so use containers with lids and clean up spills right away.
  • Manage the trash
    Keep trash cans covered and away from the dining area. Empty them regularly to keep pests at bay.
  • Clean the grill
    After grilling, make sure to clean the BBQ thoroughly to remove food residues that attract insects.
  • Remove standing water
    Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so empty any standing water in planters, water tables, and other items that collect rainwater.
  • Check screens
    Ensure all windows, doors, and screened areas have intact screens to prevent mosquitoes from invading.
  • Mow your lawn
    Long grass is attractive to insects. Cut your grass, adhering to the one-third rule, to keep it healthy and make it less appealing to pests.
  • Trim vegetation
    Keep bushes, trees, and other vegetation trimmed back from the sides of your home and your roof.
  • Declutter the yard
    Remove discarded tires, lumber, and other yard clutter that offer shelter to pests.

Party day tips to discourage pests from crashing

Since mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn, consider scheduling your gathering at a time when you won’t have to worry about these biting pests. If your party is in the evening, set up fans to repel mosquitoes and keep repellent on hand for your guests to use, just in case.

Avoid wearing bright-colored clothing, perfume, or scented lotions, as strong fragrances can attract stinging insects.

Also, keep dishes covered and throw away empty drink cans and bottles and toss waste as you go so foraging ants and other pests won’t find food when they come looking.

Pest control for your home and yard

Contact EnviroPest today to enjoy a pest-free summer! We offer pest control services in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and throughout NoCo to eliminate insects and rodents. Our home pest control plan addresses pest activity in the summer AND all year round. No matter the season, you can count on our pest control specialists to deliver results.

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Colorado's Choice Smart Service 

Our Colorado's Choice Smart Service is the most comprehensive home pest control plan EnviroPest targets 30+ pests and includes four seasonal visits and 24/7 digital rodent monitoring. 

Pests covered under the Colorado's Choice Smart Service includes:

  • Ants (Carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, sugar ants)
  • Beetles
  • Centipedes
  • Earwigs
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Spiders (House spiders, rock spiders, wolf spiders, black widow spiders)
  • Wasps (Baldfaced hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets)

Seasonal mosquito control

For enhanced protection during the summer months, EnviroPest offers seasonal mosquito control, which includes the following features:

  • Monthly service May through September.
  • Targeted mosquito treatments that eliminate adult mosquitoes.
  • Larvicide treatments to stop new mosquitoes from hatching.

Moreover, our treatments are also effective in eliminating any ticks that may show up on your property!

Would you like to enjoy a bug-free summer? Get in touch with EnviroPest today and let our team of highly trained and fully licensed pest control specialists take care of your pest control needs!

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‟Always very professional and informative during each interaction. Also, the mice have not come back and we are pest-free.”
Kristine B.
Longmont, CO
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