As summer approaches, the pests around your home are going to start to appear. Invasive and problem insects can make your summer miserable. No one wants to get eaten up by bugs, stung by bees or have their picnic ruined by ants. Here are some of the most annoying pests around and proven methods for getting rid of them.

Ticks and Mosquitos

Ticks and mosquitos are problematic during the summertime. They can be particularly problematic if you live in a high humidity area. Ticks can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which can cause rashes, fever, headache, muscle pain and vomiting. In extreme cases, it can even cause hearing loss or loss of limbs. Mosquitos can carry West Nile virus. While not everyone gets sick from West Nile virus, for a small portion of the population, it can be dangerous or even fatal. To deal with these pests, try an all natural tick and mosquito control solution.

Ants

While ants aren’t particularly harmful like ticks and mosquitos, they are very annoying. Ants are always looking for a source of food and water. Often that source happens to be inside your house. It’s never fun coming home to a line of ants marching into your kitchen. It’s even less exciting to have ants covering that warm pie you left sitting on the kitchen windowsill. To deal with ants, try ant stakes and ant traps. Another effective solution is boric acid.

Wasps or Hornets

Getting stung by a bee is annoying. Being harassed by wasps or hornets can be terrifying. While a bee can only sting once, wasps and hornets can sting over and over again. They are also aggressive and fiercely territorial. One option that is sometimes effective is to buy a wasp or hornet trap. These are great at reducing the population. In drastic cases, reach out to a pest control company to eradicate the problem.

Pests can be annoying and ruin your outdoor fun. Try these solutions to nip the problem in the bud.