Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Common Summer Pests

Control These Pests to Get Outside Again

By DoMyOwn staff

Summertime means trips to the pool, backyard barbecues, and games of tag and red rover. But nothing can ruin summer fun more than pests in the yard.

We've compiled a list of 4 pests that thrive in the summer and how you can stop them from ruining your outdoor enjoyment.

Read below to learn more.

1. Mosquitoes

Not only are mosquito bites annoying, they can carry disease like dengue fever and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes may seem to be everywhere, but they are actually attracted to certain conditions that are present in most backyards, like standing water. Removing these conditions will help reduce your mosquito population.

DoMyOwn's Mosquito Control Kits contain all of the products needed to reduce your mosquito population quickly. Learn more about how to get rid of mosquitoes in our step-by-step treatment guide.

2. Ants

There's a reason ants are notorious for ruining picnics. These small pests bite, eat food, and are irritating to both people and pets. And unsightly ant hills ruin both the aesthetic and the safety of the backyard.

If you have fire ants in your yard, you can drench the mound with insecticide. Granules in the yard and bait placed in bait stations will control other species of ants. Ants are communicative pests who will bring insecticide back to their colony, resulting in fast control.

Read our step-by-step guide to learn how to get rid of outdoor ants.

3. Wasps and Yellow Jackets

The presence of wasps and yellow jackets in the yard will keep adults, children, and pets away. Not only do these pests sting, they hover and fly erratically, which can easily scare anyone trying to enjoy the backyard.

If you have wasps or yellow jackets, removing the nest is essential. Learn how to safely remove wasp nests and control wasps and yellow jackets in our step-by-step guide.

If you are unable to remove a nest, baiting will help control the population of flying pests. DoMyOwn's Alpine Yellow Jacket Bait Station Kit contains bait stations, insecticide, and instructions on how to bait your yard.

4. Spiders

If you've ever unexpectedly walked into a spider's web, you know the annoyance of removing the web from your clothing and the fright of a potential spider encounter. Spiders are great for the environment as they eat invasive pests, but it is best if they do not create their webs in your windows, door frames, and on or near your patio furniture.

Learn more about controlling spiders in our how to kill spiders guide.

If you have any questions about how to control pests in your yard, give our experts a call at 866-581-7378 or email

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