For your convenience and immediate attention, call 866-949-6097

Ask the Orkin Man

How can I prevent summer bugs from ruining my backyard barbeque?

Summer is peak pest season, and some pests can do more than ruin your picnic or barbeque. Bees and wasps or fire ants and scorpions can bite or sting, causing pain or more serious allergic reactions for some people. Other insects like mosquitoes and ticks can transmit harmful diseases like West Nile virus or Lyme disease, respectively, to you and your family members. While there may be no such thing as a bug-free summer, there are simple steps homeowners can take themselves—in addition to partnering with a professional—to reduce pest populations and summer pest threats. Check out this video with outdoor pest control tips, specifically for wasps and mosquitoes, from Orkin entomologist Shane Hill. There is a wide range of insects that can affect your outdoor plans.  Anything from bees, wasps and yellow jackets to fleas, ants, ticks and mosquitoes. They are all out there looking for an easy meal or a place to hide.

When outside, wear insect repellent and light-colored clothing. Around your house, perimeter services offered by Orkin can also help. For mosquitoes, Orkin offers a Mosquito Control service. The bottom line is there is help. Call your local Orkin Branch office. A highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist will come to your home, inspect inside and outside, assess the situation and develop a customized solution based on science to match your needs.


Want to find us faster? Just enter your ZIP Code.