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Vermont summers are known for swimming holes, fly fishing, lake cruises, and picnics. During this time of year, there are an abundance of beautiful sunny days awaiting your family and friends. Unfortunately, invasions of pests in the late summer can spoil your enjoyment. Late summer pests can be more aggressive during this time of year, and are more inclined to infest your property. 

Common Types of Late Summer Pests:

There are many types of pests in Vermont. The more common types of summer pests, along with information about their late summer behaviors, include: 

Bees, Wasps, and Hornets 

Encounters with bees, wasps, bees, and hornets tend to become more frequent in the later stages of summer. These summer pests can become more aggressive during the late summer due to their food sources becoming more scarce.


During the later months of summer, ant reproduction takes center stage, along with the formation of new colonies. These summer pests build extensive colonies that have the capability to lead to infestations in both your homes and businesses. The small size of these summer pests grants them easy access to structures, thereby posing a threat of structural damage to homes and the potential transmission of bacteria. 

Fleas, Ticks, and Mites

Late summer is a time of heightened activity among fleas, ticks, and mites. These tiny summer pests are capable of transmitting a range of diseases through their bites. The resulting illnesses can cause symptoms that span from slight discomfort to serious afflictions, impacting both humans and pets alike.


As summer enters its later months, it’s common for cockroach infestations to intensify. The late summer weather creates an optimal environment for their breeding and mobility. Cockroaches have the ability to contaminate food and different surfaces within households. They are widely known as spreaders of bacteria. This could lead to health risks such as foodborne illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, and allergic reactions.

Pantry Pests

Pantry pests are insects that infest grains, nuts, pasta, rice, and other stored products in your home. Many lay their eggs directly on food to ensure their larvae will have a meal once they hatch. Pantry pests such as Flour Beetles, Indian Meal Moths, Rice Weevils, and Confused Flour Beetles are common late summer pests in Vermont. While pantry pests can be found at any time of the year, the warm temperatures of late summer are often perfect for supporting their rapid population growth.

Common Flies 

Insects, such as common flies, are cold blooded. In late summer, when the body temperatures of these flying summer pests rise from the heat, they become more active. In the late summer weather, common flies seek out cooler environments, like inside your home, to escape from the heat and to lay their eggs.

Take Action Now!   

Don’t allow summer pests to enter your home and disrupt your peace! Be proactive in safeguarding your property through preventative actions. Reach out to the experts at Vermont Pest Control for professional action and year-round pest control.

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