Ah, summer… The kids are out of school and ready for adventure; friends and family come by for barbeques and picnics; you putter in the garden, raising gorgeous flowers or delicious veggies, or just sit on the porch and enjoy the sun. Perfect! Except for the pests. While you’re having fun in the yard, pests are lurking and plotting ways to invade your home. What should you be on the lookout for?

Summer is a favorite time of year for residents of the Carolinas and Virginia. There is a lot of opportunity for fun in the sun and sand, letting the kids play outdoors, and enjoying our beautiful area. However, it is also a season of potentially volatile weather. The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been quiet thus far, but that is to be expected June through early August. It is around the time students begin returning to school that the ocean temperatures are their warmest. From late August through the middle of October, we are likely to see a number of storms form and threaten the East Coast.