The warm temperature along with increased humidity during the summer months provides the facilitating conditions for pests to reproduce and increase their populations considerably.  Summer is one of the favourite times of the year for everyone, but the pest issues accompanying it causes a lot of stress. Here are some of the pests that you need to watch out for in summer and the most effective pest control tips to keep them at bay.


Ants are found in abundance outdoors, but they don’t take too long to get indoors. If they detect any food source, they invite themselves into your house. To keep the ants away, keep your entire house clean, remove any dropped food crumbs, wash dishes immediately after meals, store your food in airtight containers and keep your garbage bins tightly covered.


Flies feed on almost anything and often carry germs that they spread wherever they sit. There is no doubt that they are a menace and should be kept out of your way. Cleaning up all food messes immediately, keeping food covered, washing your dishes as soon as you are done with them and cleaning up pets faecal matter could prevent flies making their way to your home.


Rodents like mice and rats are sneaky creatures that if they are unattended, they might cause a lot of damages to your property. Getting rid of spilled food crumbs, covering your bins, storing food in metal containers and sealing the holes can help keep these pests off your property.


Possums can be cute, but they create a lot of messes and even invade your property. They also bring other pests such as fleas and ticks to your home. To keep possums away trim overhanging branches, cover your outdoor bins, screen low decks and seal all possible entry points.

If you find the activities of any pests in or around your home despite taking all precautions, it is better to call the professional pest exterminator melbourne of Enviro Safe Pest Control on 03 9021 3744. Our pest control Melbourne experts is effective not only at eliminating the existing pest problem but also at preventing them from recurring.