If you can keep pests out of your yard, you can keep them out of your home. That’s why proper yard care is so important. It is the first line of defense for keeping your home pest free.
With that being said, here are a few things you can do to keep pests out of your yard.
Trim The Foliage
Bugs love hanging out under leaves and branches. If you have any excess shrubbery in your yard, get rid of it as soon as possible. Doing so is a quick and easy way to keep the bugs away.
Keep Your Grass Cut
A healthy yard is a yard with very few pests. You should make it a priority to keep your grass cut. Letting your grass grow too high is a recipe for disaster. Not only does high grass attract pests, but a host of other animals you would rather avoid.
Maintain a Proper Watering System
A big part of maintaining a healthy yard is keeping it watered. However, you don’t want to overdo it. Too much water will attract pests. As a matter of fact, most bugs love water. If you notice any standing water in your yard, have it fixed as soon as possible.
A simple way to do this is by adding a draining system. This will help keep the water flowing instead of getting trapped on your lawn. As a result you will have fewer encounters with pests.
Use The Right Lawn Killer
Every lawn is different and will need a different type of lawn killer. The problem is, with so many options out there it can be very difficult to know which one is right for your lawn. Choose the wrong one and you could end up killing the bugs that are beneficial to your lawn.
To avoid this, take the time to do a little research on all the different products available. Find out what type of soil you have and what type of product will work best with it.
You can also ask a professional at your local home improvement store for help. They tend to be very knowledgeable about what works for different types of yards.
Call a Professional
In some cases, no matter what you do the pests just won’t go away. If this happens to you, that’s a sign it's time to call in the pros. Your local pest control company will come out and inspect your yard. Based on their analysis they will tell you what the best treatment is.
If you’re not a DIY type of person, that’s perfectly okay. Instead of trying to figure out everything on your own, it's best to go straight to the pros. They know exactly what they are doing and can have your yard pest free in a matter of weeks.
Please know that every situation is different. Some yards will require more treatments than others. If you notice you have a pest problem, reach out to pest control as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem may become.