Prevent Back To School Pest Problems

Summer will soon be over here in Oklahoma, and school has started back for almost everyone! With all the preparation you have to do there’s a lot on your plate, but while you get the kids ready to start a new grade or move back to college, don’t forget about pests.

Bugs might be the last thing on your mind right now, but there are a few bugs that spread through schools and into homes at the beginning of every school year. So here is what you need to know to make sure back-to-school season doesn’t end in a pest infestation!

LICE

This pest loves the mantra “Sharing is caring.” Lice easily move from person to person, so if you have a young child in an environment where children share everything you need to be particularly cautious.

Tip: Tell your children that sharing is great, but they should keep hats, brushes, and hair ties to themselves!

ANTS

Ants love snacks almost as much as your children do, and when kids eat together and crumbs go everywhere – ants will be sure to make an appearance. If ants find their way into your child’s lunchbox, they can be brought easily into your home.

Tip: Keep all food in sealed containers, and clean out your child’s lunchbox every night.

BED BUGS

This is the one that none of us like to think about! These little hitchhikers love the beginning of a school year. Bed bugs travel quickly on clothing, in backpacks, and even on a bus seat.

Tip: Check your child for signs of bed bugs if you hear there has been a break out at the school. College students should check for bed bugs when they move in!

ROACHES

Roaches love lazy college students that don’t pick up after themselves, or little children that make messes in the kitchen or dining room.

Tip: Always clean up after every meal, and never leave a huge mess in the sink. Get rid of any crumbs, and check for roaches when your child moves into a new dorm.

LET ALLSTATE HELP!

Pests have creative ways of ruining your peaceful home. If you’re too busy with back-to-school preparations to take care of your pest problem, or even if you want to take preventative measures so you don’t have to deal with the nightmare of an infestation, let us know.

We can help. Give us a call! (800) 240-4765