How to Prevent Common Summer Pests in Your Long Island Home

Summer is the season of enjoying outdoor activities and making memories with your family, but it’s also when pests can become more active inside your home. Unfortunately, some can cause significant damage to the structure of your home if they go undetected. GreenLInk Home Inspections can assist you with a termite inspection and assess your home’s foundation for potential damage that could let pests in. In this article, we’ll go through some common summer pests in Long Island and how you can avoid them.

Termite Inspections

Prevent a Termite Infestation

Since Long Island’s risk for termites is moderate to high, we recommend a termite inspection combined with your home inspection during your real estate transaction. The cost of addressing termite infestations and the resulting damage is significant and could prevent the sale of your property. Or, if you suspect you have termites in your home, we can provide an inspection to evaluate the extent of the problem. With our engineering expertise, we can communicate your options and recommendations for structural damage.

Avoid Ants in Your Home

Ants are another pest that likes to bother homeowners throughout the summer months. The key is to seal off any entry points they may use to gain access to your home, such as cracks and gaps around your windows, doors, and foundation. The professionals at GreenLInk Home Inspections can help address any issues with your foundation that may allow pests into your home. Another way you can help discourage ants from entering your home is to keep your kitchen clean and clear of any spills.

Keep Mosquitos Under Control

Not only are mosquitos annoying, but they can carry and transmit harmful diseases. Long Island’s moisture-rich climate provides the ideal breeding ground for these pests to thrive. Ensure your screens don’t have any holes that they could enter through if windows are kept open. Also, be proactive in regularly emptying birdbaths, watering cans, gutters, and anything else holding standing water around your property.¬†

Schedule Your Inspection 

At GreenLInk Home Inspections, we are your single provider for inspections and engineering services. With our seasoned experience in the region’s unique environment, we provide inspections to address multiple needs. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule your inspection or to request a quote. We serve homeowners and business owners in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.