While the Outer Banks is the ideal attractive vacation destination, its warm and humid climate and bodies of water can also make for an attractive environment for pests. With water surrounding both sides of the island, pests such as palmetto bugs, spiders, flies, mosquitoes, midges, and ants can be prevalent around your vacation rental home, as they commonly seek out food, sources of water, and cooler temperatures.
While many of our homes participate in pest control plans, these pests can still make their way inside of your home.
In order to reduce the presence of these pests, we offer the following suggestions:
- Turn off all unnecessary lights. Lights located under the carport, around the pool, decks, home exterior, etc. are the most common attractors to flying insects
- Make sure all windows, entry doors and sliding doors are closed
- Clear away all trash frequently and make sure no food is left out on countertops
- Empty any containers or buckets with standing water. These sources of water can be breeding grounds for these pesky flying insects.