by Erika Mehlhaff

 

Austin Texas Labor Day Weekend – Late summer/early fall pests are thriving. That is likely something you don’t want to hear as the Labor Day long weekend approaches–no one invites pests to their backyard barbecues, but they often show up anyways. Pests can make your downtime unbearable, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors. So, how can you help keep pests from ruining your Labor Day weekend? Read on for some timely tips!

 

THE MOST COMMON PESTS

First of all, it is important to know which pests you could face during your Labor Day weekend festivities. The weather at this time of year is still warm, so pests are still very active; many are preparing for the cooler temperatures ahead as the seasons change. The most common pests that could put a real damper on your Labor Day celebration include ants, mosquitoes, and wasps.

 

Ants are found in most backyards and often even make their way indoors, as their scouts go out to search for food sources for the colony–which they find easily during Labor Day picnics. Mosquitoes are most active in the late summer and early fall months and are attracted to the breath of people; they bite which is both an annoyance and a health hazard since mosquitoes sometimes pass germs that can cause severe illness. Wasps are a major problem as well, as they are drawn to many of the foods and drinks present at backyard cookouts and also bite when they feel threatened.

 

PICNIC PEST PREVENTION

You will want to keep pests away during your Labor Day weekend. There are several things you can do to deter insects from bothering you as you spend time with family and friends. Applying some insect repellent is one way to keep pests from landing on and biting people; locating several citronella candles/torches around your outdoor space can also help to keep the bugs at bay. You can discourage many pests from joining you on Labor Day by keeping food items well covered when no one is partaking of them, and by keeping your trash cans sealed and your yard free of food packaging, leftover drink containers, etc. Stagnant water attracts many pests, especially mosquitoes and other flying insects, so making sure there is none in the area helps you avoid bug bites, too.

 

Austin Texas Labor Day Weekend – Of course, your best course of action to avoid having a pest problem is to call in the professionals to treat your yard. You can call a professional pest control company to ask the experts there to assess what pests are present and offer a plan of action in the form of yard pest control services. A pest mitigation specialist will be able to recommend different approaches for the best pest control for yards for immediate treatment, and treat any current infestations to prevent pests from bothering you in the future.

Absolute Pest Management is ready to help you keep your holiday weekend pest free. Our specialty is treating your property to mitigate and eliminate the pests that can make the time you spend in your yard uncomfortable. Absolute Pest Management employs experienced, skilled professionals who have the training to handle all your pest problems. Contact us today so we can answer any questions you have, and schedule the inspections and treatments you need to keep the pests at bay now and all year-round.