Enjoying The Outdoors
Bryan and College Station are heading into prime outdoor living weather, and nothing ruins a beautiful outdoor evening than a bunch of pests that crash your party. Those include mosquitos, wasp, flies, biting flies, and other pests. One question we get a lot is how to stop pests from invading an outdoor event, such as weddings, parties, or BBQs. Sadly, there is not a single answer that really satisfies this question. Our best advice is to be proactive with pest control. One of the problems is that each week a new pest can emerge. If in February you are having issues with rodents, in June it might be wasps. Seasonal changes and life cycle changes impact pests. Here’s a little more about what that means.
Usually, we have a short list of active pests for each week or every month. That list is never consistent because pests do not follow our schedule; instead, they follow a natural cycle of which weather, food, and reproduction play a part. What this means for property owners is that they must expect different types of pests throughout the year, and also to plan for that. When it comes to outdoor events where food is involved, a good example is social wasps. Nobody ruins a BBQ like a yellowjacket. If you put out traps a week before the results are not going to be staggering. There is just not enough time for traps to decrease the population of wasps by the time your event occurs. That is the other requirement of outdoor pest control – you must allow enough time for the control to work.
Homeowners can take a lesson from commercial venues. For a commercial venue to be successful people must be able to enjoy themselves. Nothing produces negative reviews then pests at a commercial event. Weddings, concerts, social events, etc. all require a space that is mostly free of pests. We say mainly because many pests, such as yellowjackets, have wings and fly towards resources.
The trick is really ongoing pest control services from a company, like ours, that understand the deeper nature of pests. We know when to start controlling wasps. We understand biting flies emerge. That deeper knowledge allows us to control pests before they become a problem. That is the kind of methodology needed to reduce pests so that homeowners can enjoy outdoor living. Multi-family properties can add value to their living environment by also addressing pest control as an ongoing service.
Restaurants, food trucks, are two types of businesses that benefit from comprehensive pest management. Homes and businesses that have an outdoor component such as a BBQ area or swimming pool are also customers who benefit from ongoing pest control services. Multi-family units are another type of property that benefits from ongoing pest control services.
Learn more about how affordable our monthly pest control services are by reaching out to our team. We provide Bryan and College Station homeowners, multi-family property managers, real estate agents, and commercial properties with precision, safety, and effective pest control.