Watch Out for these End of Summer Insects

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It’s August, summer is winding down, and school is back in session. Where did all the time go? Despite summer nearing the end of the season, the heat isn’t going away anytime soon. And neither are summer insects. 

Unfortunately, late summer weeks are the best time for bugs like cockroaches, spiders, and other insects to nest and breed. Read on for more.


It’s often said that cockroaches are the only thing that can survive after an apocalypse, and that’s due to their need to only consume water once a week. They typically get their water source from highly humid areas, and when it’s warm, it’s also humid. Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall increase during August and early September, especially in the southern parts of the U.S. These conditions contribute to humidity levels. 

To lower your risk of a cockroach infestation, be on the lookout for water sources and cut them off as soon as possible. Clean your kitchen by putting leftovers either in the trash or in your refrigerator. Fix any form of crack or hole that may contribute to a water leak. These are just a few ideas, but they will certainly help! 


For whatever reason, August and September are the biggest breeding months for spiders. That’s why these two months are the worst for spider infestation! Additionally, spiders will invade your home through cracks and holes to find food and shelter—preparing them for the colder fall and winter months. 

Again, there are a few things that you can do to drop the chances of a spider infestation, including sealing all visible cracks, crevices, and holes that are in or around your home. Schedule an appointment to spray for other indoor pests and, by doing so, spiders’ will have fewer things to prey on within your home. 

Other Insects

For insects like wasps and yellow jackets, the end of summer means it’s their prime time to gather food and protect their hive—all to prepare their queen for the fall and winter. Because the fall and winter have shorter daytime hours, the window to gather food is less. For that reason, they take any opportunity to snack on delicious foods like fruit, meat, and even something sweet, including ice cream, soda, wine, and more.

If you keep your windows and doors closed, there is little-to-no chance that a wasp or yellow jacket will enter your home. The biggest risk to getting stung will be if you leave a large number of foods—whether it’s leftovers from a dinner party or an ice cream bar—on your outdoor patio. Less food available means less chance for wasps and yellow jackets to attack. 

Keep Your Home Free from Summer Insects

While there are a few home remedies that can be done to minimize the chance of a summer insect infestation, you’re much better off contacting a professional pest control service like Vulcan Termite & Pest Control

We would love to offer a quote for our quality pest control services. If you have any questions about summer insects that may be trying to infiltrate your home, give us a call. We look forward to connecting with and serving you.