Pests Bugging Residents More than Usual

Summer Pests Bugging Residents

It's that time of year again when temperatures and humidity are a nuisance alone.  Put that together with an increase in pests, and things can become quite uncomfortable.

While this is prime-time for insects to enter your home, folks like Steve Skeens with Leo's Pest Control in Bristol, Tennessee are even surprised by the amount of calls coming in. 

Skeens says, "I've been here right around 23 years.  This is probably the busiest year I've seen in those 23 years."

What's even more surprising is the fact that stinkbugs and yellow jackets seem to be causing a problem extra early.  After a cold and wet winter, it's unusual to see these kinds of bugs causing a stir in mid-June. 

Skeens says that once we get hotter and drier, he expects the number of phone calls at Leo's to decrease.  For now, he is busy at work trying to alleviate what's been bugging the Tri Cities.

To help prevent infestation, it is a good idea to seal your home, fill all obvious cracks, and be careful not to put mulch against your home's foundation. 

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