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Dangerous Pests To Avoid In The Summertime

Posted on June 24th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

There is no disputing that having pests on your property is an inconvenience to the homeowner. To add insult to injury, some of the pests that appear during the summertime can be dangerous to you and your family. Below are the dangerous pests that you should avoid this season.


Mosquito bites can leave you with red, itchy bumps on your skin. However, the real danger lies in the mosquito’s ability to transmit diseases such as West Nile virus to humans. You can steer clear of mosquitoes by spraying insect repellent on any areas of exposed skin before heading outside.


The blacklegged deer tick is prevalent in the Northeast during the warm summer months. Unfortunately, a tick bite is all it takes to contract Lyme disease. You can reduce your exposure to ticks by wearing light and protective clothing when you spend time in the great outdoors. 

Stinging Insects

Last but certainly not least, stinging insects can sting people when they feel attacked. This is dangerous because getting stung can send a person to the emergency room. If you do encounter a stinging insect, fight the urge to swat it away because doing so could provoke them to sting you. 

Have you discovered mosquitoes, ticks, or stinging insects on your property? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for help. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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