Summer Prep for Homeowners

Pest Control for your Home


Making sure your home is prepped for summer allows you to enjoy the season stress-free.

Whether you’re a new homeowner or a longtime resident, here are some things to keep in mind during the summer to keep pests away from your home and lawn. 

Prepping your interior for bugs. 

As the pest population grows with the heat of summer, bugs try to move inside for food and water sources, so keep an eye on any small holes and cracks near doors and windows where bugs can find their way in. Make sure to seal them up or hire a professional who can help with eradication services.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a perfect breeding ground for unwanted pests. Bugs need to eat and drink to survive, so keep your counters and floors clean of crumbs and grease, and make sure everything in your pantry has a lid or is sealed shut. 

Prepping your house on the outside. 

Ants and cockroaches thrive on debris in your backyard, so be sure to clear away any rotten vegetation or garbage outback that can become habitats for bugs.

Keeping your grass clean and cut and emptying standing water will help rid your home of mosquitoes during these muggy nights. There are specific plants you can add to your garden that can help repel pests, such as geraniums and basil.

Prepping your house for when you’re gone. 

As calendars fill up with vacation plans, this can be when your home is most susceptible to unwanted guests. From rodents to cockroaches, these invaders will often find their way into your house without you knowing, leaving a mess to come home to. With Home Watch Services, your home is continually monitored and maintained to ensure that you are covered. From a hurricane advisory to a broken air conditioning unit, have someone keep an eye on your house while you are away.

These are just a few ideas to get your home ready for summer. Of course, no one wants to be bothered with annoying pests and critters, so put this on your to-do list and get it out of the way! 

Homeowner Help in Hilton Head, South Carolina 

Hilton Head Exterminators has proudly served the Lowcountry since 1968 and offers Home Watch Services and common pest control. Our services are designed to give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy the summer without the stress. Whether you are looking for pest control options or home monitoring, we have you covered. Contact us today!