Summer means barbeques, vacation and plenty of time to spend with family and friends. However, it also means summer pests. This is the time of year when even those who never see pests will see an influx of bugs and other bothersome creatures. Here in California, we are not immune to this annoyance. Let us help you know what pests to expect this summer, so you can prepare and avoid the heartache.

  • Cockroaches – Cockroaches are not only disgusting to see around the house, they do spread disease too, so they are never a welcome sight. Unfortunately, summer is a prime time for them to come out in full force. Night is usually the most active time for them, so keep an eye out before bed and call a pro right away if you see any nearby.
  • Rodents – California is home to many destructive rodents, including rats,  gophers, moles, and more! These major pests breed year round and can cause serious damage not only inside your home but outside as well! Rodents love to hide amongst clutter and tall weeds, so keeping your home and yard clean is vital to keeping rodents at bay.
  • Ants – Ants may seem comical when they’re shown marching to a picnic, but they are a huge pest when they come in your home. You seldom see just one any, but instead will have an entire colony. If you have uncovered food in your kitchen, or family members leave food around the house, they can quickly invade and create quite a problem. In addition, certain ants harbor quite a painful bite too.

While these are some of the pests most likely to bother you in summer, there are many others still around. Now is a great time to contact us at American Rat Control and let us do a whole-house inspection. We’d love to help protect you and your family from any of these summer bugs and other pests. Give us a call today!