How to Keep Your Yard Clean and Pest-Free
By Space Coast Daily // March 30, 2020
When people think of pest control, they think of keeping the inside of their houses safe and clean so that no pests can get in. Pest control doesn’t start and end with your house, however.
Keeping both your front and your backyard clean can go a long way for pest control and can greatly decrease the chance of having pests and other unwanted creatures from entering your home.
Your yard doesn’t have to be cleaned like the inside of your house would though. By spotting infestations quickly and acting upon any strange behaviour, you can keep your yard clean and safe for years to come.
Here are some ways to keep your yard clean and pest-free.
Keep Aggressive Wasps Out of the Area
When it comes to bees and wasps, they generally get lumped together and viewed as a nuisance. It is important to distinguish the difference between the two and recognize that wasps are generally a much more aggressive species, while at the same time do not offer much to the health of your yard.
On the other hand, bees, mainly bumblebees, can help to pollinate the plants in your backyard and keep it healthy.
Learning the difference between the two will allow you to make the necessary action. If you are noticing an influx of these creatures flying around in your backyard, you might want to visit here to further understand the main differences and how to act on it.
If you notice that you are getting wasps in your area, you need to act before their nest grows too large and it becomes a safety hazard.
Wasps are extremely territorial and will attack if you come close to their nest in your yard. If they have gotten to the point where they are out of control, you can look to enlist the services of a pest removal company and they will help to get rid of the problem.
This is extremely important for those who have any type of allergy to bee or wasp stings as they will be able to use the yard without fear of a bigger problem occurring.
It will also allow you to have guests over into your backyard without them worrying about everything flying around them.
If you were to think of your yard and house as a fortress, the house walls would be considered the last line of defense. Contrary to people’s beliefs, pest control does not only start there.
While it is important to keep them out of the house, if you have allowed infestations to grow in the backyard, no amount of prevention will stop them from entering the house. Therefore, it is essential that you locate pests outside and take care of them quickly.
Ants, for instance, are extremely resilient insects and if they are able to get into your house, they will build a nest just outside of that entrance and send as many workers as possible in to grab what they can. Ant nests can be thwarted by pouring hot water down their hills.
For larger creatures that like to burrow and build nests underneath structures, look to install wire mesh underneath them that will prevent these animals from burrowing under them.
These simple steps will deter these creatures from using your yard and instead will look elsewhere. Remember to practice good pest control practices outside as well as inside.
Some critters are harder to remove than others, squirrel removal for instance should always be handled by a professional through humane practices.
Get Rid of Weeds
Weeds do not much more than make your lawn look bad. Weeds are seen as a good source of nutrition and moisture for different insects and creatures and these animals will flock to yards that have a great deal of them.
While animals do use grass, they do not provide the same benefits that these weeds do. Therefore, it is important that you keep removing weeds from your yard as they grow.
If left unattended, weeds can quickly multiply and take over your whole lawn. When this happens, not only will you be fighting a battle with the weeds, but you will now be fighting a battle with all the insects and creatures that they are going to be bringing into your yard.
Remember to remove all weeds from your lawn as they will attract more pests.
Keeping your yards clean and neat will greatly decrease the chances of infestations both outside and inside. No one wants a wasp issue, therefore, make sure you are quick to spot nests and remove them before they become a problem.
Attack nests of any creature right away and start your pest control outside before they get into the house. Finally, remove any weeds in the yard to decrease the chances of pests coming by.
By following these steps, you can keep your yard clean and free of pests.
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