Being able to take a swim in a pool can be a great reprieve from the heat of a Texas summer. It’s fun for the whole family! That is, unless, your pool is serving as a hot spot for insects and rodents. In this blog, we’ll talk about the types of pests that are attracted to inground pools and what you can do to prevent them from accessing your pool.
Insects are one of the most common pests that are attracted to inground pools and still, standing water. The most common bugs that are attracted to pools are mosquitoes, water boatmen, and backswimmers. One reason is that it provides an ideal breeding ground for these pests. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and the other two pests mentioned can also live and breed in stagnant water. In addition to providing a breeding ground, pools also offer shelter from predators and the sun. This makes them a desirable place for these pests to hang out, especially during hot summer days when they would rather be in the shade.
Rodents can also be a problem around pools. Animals like mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents often seek out pools. They often seek out pools as a source of water or shelter from predators. Some rodents can swim and dive very well, and they can easily get into a pool through any opening. But, rodents can also drown if they fall into the pool and get trapped under a tarp or in the pool’s water filters.
Once they're in there, they can spread disease and infection. They can also contaminate the water with their droppings, which can make people sick. If you have a rodent problem near your pool, it's important to take action right away. You can install fencing or other barriers around the pool to keep rodents out, or you can use traps or other methods to get rid of them. It's also important to keep your pool clean and free of debris. This will help to reduce the risk of rodents being attracted to it.