Keeping a Pool Bug Free

Summer has finally arrived. Pool owners know all too well how much time is spent scooping bugs out of the water inside. It can sometimes seem like a never-ending task. Whether its mosquitoes, ants, flies, wasps or spiders there are several practical steps pool owners can take to ensure their bug troubles are short-lived.

Neutralize Standing Water

Standing water is an ideal nesting spot for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Eggs will typically hatch into a larval state within two days. Mosquitoes will only lay eggs directly into untreated water so the chemically treated water within the pool, if correct, is an acceptable source of standing water.

Proper Pool Treatments

One of the most important bug deterrents for a pool owner is ensuring that your pool is regularly chemically treated. By making the water unsafe for insects to drink, they are less likely to attempt to drink it or return to that source of water.

Prevent Algae Growth

Algae is a known attractant to bugs. If a pool owner experiences an algae bloom, it is imperative that they treat the water to neutralize the growth. Once this is done the pool will need to be brushed and vacuumed to prevent regrowth.

Eliminate Food

The last thing any pool owner wants is to find their yard has become a post barbecue buffet for a variety of bugs. By cleaning up food, beverages and potential shelter items, like cans and plates, individuals are less likely to invite bugs to join their activities. Even the smallest spill can turn into a feast for a whole host of insects.

By following these preventative measures, pool owners should find that their bug problems will be greatly diminished. By following these simple steps, you will be on your way to enjoying the pool instead of consistently cleaning out unwelcome guests.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.