Shane McCoy is the Director of Quality and Technical Training for Wil-Kil Pest Control, a regional pest management company providing quality pest management for residential and commercial properties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. As an Associate Certified Entomologist with over 18 years of experience in pest management, Shane’s blog provides expert tips and tricks, timely information and solutions for coexisting with the insect life and critters around us. To learn more about Wil-Kil Pest Control, please visit www.wil-kil.com. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@WilKilPest).
Carpenter ants have been ranked one of the most destructive and economically influential pest affecting homes and businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin. In July, carpenter ants were among the top three most frequently treated pests by Wil-Kil Pest Control. Just like Wisconsinites, carpenter ants thrive in the summertime. Summer’s warm and wet weather conditions create the perfect environment for softening wood – a place where carpenter ants love to excavate small tunnels, compromising a home’s structural soundness.Carpenter ants are easier to prevent rather than eliminate from one’s home, which is why – no matter how you spend your summer – Wil-Kil stresses the importance of prevention methods:
It’s finally summer and yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are joining the cast of pests ready to ruin the day for outdoor enthusiasts. Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year and become increasingly more active as the summer progresses. So, if you’re looking to soak up the sun this summer, exercise extra caution around these pests and take steps to prevent them with these four tips.
Buggin Out with Wil-Kil Pest Control: Summer is here! Entertain outside - pest free - with these six tips!
With longer days and warmer nights on tap, Wisconsin summers are perfect for getting outside and entertaining, but they are also perfect for pests like mosquitoes, flies and various stinging insects to join in on the fun. Whether you’re picnicking at the park, relaxing on the patio or grilling in the backyard, you don’t want unwanted visitors to crash your party. As you’re planning your outdoor summer festivities, homeowners may want to take some preventative actions against summer pests.
We’ve been dreaming all winter of the warm weather, blooming flowers and time spent outside without winter weather advisories. And fortunately, spring is finally here! As we spring forward, we cannot forget the pests that are springing up in search of food and moisture. Our spring pest predictor calls for Asian lady beetles, ants, cluster flies, spiders and those dreaded box elder bugs that are already active this season as they look to make their way outdoors. Termites are also beginning to swarm in some parts of southeastern Wisconsin, including predicted high levels of activity in Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, New Berlin and Wauwatosa.