As the temperature keeps rising and we move further into the hot summer months, Cyprus becomes a paradise for tourists and pests. From mosquitoes and flies to ants and cockroaches, these intruders can quickly disrupt our peaceful homes. In this blog post, we will discuss the reasons behind the surge in pest activity during the hot summer in Cyprus and provide valuable and effective prevention tips to help you maintain a pest-free environment.
Common Summer Pests in Cyprus
The warm weather in Cyprus and the humid environment are the ideal scenery for a number of pests. Mosquitoes, ants, flies and cockroaches love the island’s environment and become a part of it every summer.
Understanding the Summer Pest Surge
We all understand that these pests appear in hot climates but what are the reasons why pests tend to multiply during summer?
Food availability: The warmer temperatures cause fruits and vegetables to ripe leading to organic waste, which attracts pests like flies, ants, and rodents.
Water sources: Some pests adore water, and they need it to survive. The standing water from pools, leaking pipes, or improper drainage becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests.
Ideal breeding conditions: The warm weather helps some pests, like flies and cockroaches, to multiply rapidly. This is why there are way more cockroaches during summer.
Effective Prevention Strategies
Even though pests are everywhere during the summer months in Cyprus, there are ways to prevent them from settling at your place.
Maintain a clean environment: Pests love a messy environment with crumbs, spills, and food residue. Make sure to maintain your space tidy and clean to prevent unwanted visits. Dispose of your garbage and organic waste regularly, even if the bin is not full to minimise food sources for pests.
Manage moisture: If you know of any plumbing leaks, make sure to repair them because leaking water is adored by pests like cockroaches.
Store food properly: Keep food items in sealed containers to avoid attracting ants, cockroaches, and other pests. Moreover, store fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator to prevent flies from infesting them and make sure to consume or throw them away before they become rotten.
Maintain landscaping: Pests like hiding in thick vegetation. Trimming overgrown vegetation, trees, and bushes can eliminate the hiding places for pests and prevent them from coming to your garden and house.
Seek professional pest control: One of the most important and effective ways to prevent pest infestations is by hiring a professional pest control company. Regular professional pest control services guarantee the prevention of pests at your place.
In conclusion, remember that even though our island suffers from the appearance of unwanted pests during the summer, there are ways to eliminate or prevent them from entering your house. Follow the tips mentioned above and enjoy a pest-free environment and a more comfortable summer season in Cyprus.