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Tips for Outdoor Pest Control

Outdoor Gathering in Georgetown YardOne of the best parts about summer is to spend time outdoors. However, if bugs and other pests start bothering your outdoor gatherings, it can quickly turn a good time into a big nuisance. Ants, flies, mosquitoes, rodents, and other uninvited pests are distressing and dangerous because the majority of pests bite and carry certain diseases. But in specific cases, those “pests” are helpful and vulnerable animals, such as bees and bunnies – even though you don’t like them in your yard. Thank heavens, there are various things you can do to prevent those outdoor pests from multiplying. By adopting a couple of simple tips, you can avoid outdoor pests from ruining your fun in the sun.

Trim Lawns and Bushes

One of the first things you can do to discourage unwanted pests from moving into your Georgetown rental home’s yard is to keep your lawn and bushes neatly trimmed. Overgrown grass, bushes, and weeds are breeding grounds for all sorts of pests, from flies to rodents. By keeping your grass and other foliage trimmed back, you can prevent insects and other pests from coming to your yard.

Eliminate Hiding Places

Lots of biting insects, including mosquitoes, are attracted to standing water, piles of lawn clippings, wet leaves, trash cans, and other locations outside your home. To stop these pests from growing in your yard, it is advisable to keep things clean and dry. For instance, if you or your landlord haven’t cleaned the gutters or trash bins in a long period, take action and get it done now. Additionally, it’s essential to repair any water leaks or low spots in the yard where water can pool and stagnate. Ultimately, if your house has a storage shed or woodpile, keep these clean, dry, and away from the house’s exterior walls. This can help prevent common outdoor pests from invading your woodpile or shed.

Bring in Natural Deterrents

After you’ve tidied up your outdoor space, the next process is to use natural repellants to keep outdoor pests away. Keeping herbs like rosemary, mint, basil, or thyme near entryways, patios, or decks can help naturally repel pests from seating areas. Blowing fans can help discourage flying insects, and keeping food or sugary drinks covered or put away can prevent pests from coming to get a bite. To prevent ants from joining your get-together, scatter some cayenne pepper around the perimeter of your gathering spots. Although you’ll need to reapply after watering, cayenne pepper is an effective natural deterrent for crawling insects.

Handling Helpful “Pests”

Sometimes, the pests that infiltrate our outdoor spaces are animals that are important to a healthy ecosystem. However, it doesn’t imply that you need to invite them in. Swarms of bees are both beneficial for healthy plants and a hazard for people. Bunnies can help aerate your lawn, but they’ll also create unpleasant holes and occupy them if left to breed unchecked. With regards to pests like these, it’s a good idea to check your lease to recognize where the responsibility for pest control resides to have professionals remove them safely and humanely.

Unwanted pests can be difficult to manage. However, by utilizing appropriate steps to keep them under control, you can make your outdoor experience both enjoyable and pest-free.

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