Pest Free BBQ For You!

Pest Free BBQ For You!


For most people nothing says summer like enjoying weekend BBQ’s with family and friends- grilling delicious food, sipping cold drinks, relaxing in the sun. It sounds perfect doesn’t it? This is until you realize that you aren’t alone. That’s right, summer pests have found your BBQ, and we aren’t talking about your annoying neighbors, we mean insects and spiders, and they are determined to ruin your good time.

The experts at Schendel Pest want to help you to be sure that your summer BBQ’s will be pest free by providing you with some information about common summer pests and what you can do to help control them around your property.

The most common pests that cause problems for people in the summer are stinging insects, flies, mosquitoes, and spiders. All of these pests can be a huge annoyance and some of them may even be dangerous for you and your guests.

Stinging Insects

Stinging insects like bees and wasps are attracted to the food and sweet drinks that are being consumed at your BBQ; and even though they are the ones crashing the party they may get annoyed with your guests if they try and swat them away. Stinging insect tend to defend themselves by, well, stinging. Along with being painful, the venom from a bee sting can cause severe allergic reactions in some people that require immediate medical attention.


House flies can be common unwanted guests at parties; they will fly around and land on food that is being served. Along with being annoying, house flies are dangerous because they can carry and spread a variety of diseases that can make you or your guests very ill. It is important to remember that before that fly landed on your cheeseburger it may have be walking over a pile of garbage.


Mosquitoes can ruin any outdoor activity. They buzz around your head and body, and the females bite and suck the blood of you and your guests. Mosquitoes leave behind itching red welts, and can transmit serious diseases like the West Nile Virus.


Most spider species are fairly harmless; they may startle people but, are not aggressive and their venom is not strong enough to affect most people. However there are some species that do have powerful venom like the black widow spider and brown recluse. While these are not super common it is still a good idea to take precautions against them and to keep them off of your guest list.

The best way to prevent pests from ruining a summer BBQ is to seek help from the professional pest control experts here at Schendel Pest Services. Professionals understand the where, when, and why of pests and can take the steps to eliminate and control them in a safe and effective manner; all things that can’t be said for DIY pest control. At Schendel we can help control summer pests on your property through our home pest control and/or mosquito control services.

Our Premium Care program will ensure that summer pests and other common household pests are controlled around your home and property for an entire year. Our mosquito control services will make sure that any outdoor gatherings you have will not be ruined by large swarms of mosquitoes! Since 1947 we have been proudly protecting the families of Kansas from pests and would like to add yours. For more information on how Schendel can help to keep you summer BBQ’s pest free this year, and every year, contact us today.