Did you know the color paint that you chose for the exterior of your home could be attracting pests? When you decided on a paint color to repaint your home you probably never considered how it may effect the amount of pests that may start heading your way. Color actually plays a huge part in pest control and pest management. There are tips on what colors you should and should not wear outdoors to deter pests so the same goes for the paint color of your home. It is in fact a huge target and a great place for many pests to find food and a place to nest. Have you ever wondered if you chose a color that is asking for pests to come visit? Well there is a way to tell.
Which Colors Attract Different Types Of Pests?
What Colors Attract & Repel Mosquitoes?
Mosquito is not a new chic color that is taking the world by storm but a pest! This is such a specialized pest that it needs to be talked about on its own. A mosquito is a pest that causes trouble for many reasons. They tend to swarm around the same time of the evening that most people want to spend outdoors. They also are known for their potential to carry and pass on disease to a person. If they are not carrying a disease, the sting is still an annoyance that no one want to deal with. When it comes to colors and mosquitoes, the experts suggest that you wear light colors if you might be in the same area as mosquitoes. They are drawn to dark colors so if you have your home painted white it is not going to attract mosquitoes as much as if you paint to dark brown. If you have your home painted a darker color then mosquitoes may be heading to your next barbeque.
What Paint Colors Attract & Repel Bugs, Insects & Other Pests?
When you want to talk about the majority of other pests you will need to go the opposite from mosquitoes. Bugs specifically will see colors in a UV spectrum. They see objects in nature that often mean food or shelter; and those objects are usually flowers. Flowers are brightly colored and fragrant so you want to stay away from these same colors when choosing a paint color for your home. If you want to have a yellow or orange house you may find yourself with more pests than your neighbor who chose blue or green. The blues and greens tend to blend in more and won’t be what a pest would potentially flock to. In fact, many people swear by painting porch ceilings pale blue to repel stinging insects such as wasps.
Professional Pest Management
Whatever kind of pests you are dealing with, you should at minimum know what you are attracting. No one is going to go out and change the color of their home as a pest control measure so having a good pest control company is the best option. We can treat your home for common pests in the local neighborhood as well as pests that are specific to your home and yard. Contact us to schedule your next appointment.