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5 Ways To Keep Your Yard Pest Free

Your yard is a sacred place. It’s where you go to relax, unwind, and enjoy time with family and friends. One thing you don’t want to be sharing it with is pests. They can be annoying or some will even bite you and spread diseases, such as flies and mosquitoes

Fortunately, you don’t need to put up with pests in your yard. You simply need to know the 5 ways to keep your yard pest free.

Get Professional Advice

You can learn more here about your local pest control expert and arrange for them to visit your home. While they can help you deal with any current pest issue, specialists also have a lot of knowledge regarding the most common pests in the area and how to keep them away.

They will happily share this knowledge and help you to create barriers to pests. In return, it’s polite to get them to do an annual inspection. 

Check For Standing Water

Pests are effectively the same as humans in that they need food and water to survive. You may not be able to do much about their food but you can eliminate most water sources from the yard. Simply take a look around the yard for any pools of standing water. It could be in the guttering, bird baths, or even old items left in the yard. Get rid of the water and your yard will be less attractive to pests. 

Choose The Right Plants

Most bugs don’t like certain plants, specifically the ones with strong aromas such as citronella, catnip, and even basil. BY positioning these around your yard and especially around your main entertaining area, you’ll prevent pests from disturbing you.

It’s easy, effective, and adds to the look and feel of your yard.

As well as plants, some pests are not a nuisance to you but will eat the pests that are annoying you. It can be worth adding plants that attract these beneficial pests.

Add Fans

The majority of pests aren’t good at flying in strong winds. This is due to their size and the strength of the wind. You can’t control the wind but you can replicate the effect.

Add a couple of fans to your entertainment area. You can position them to cover the entry points, preventing pests from getting in. Or, you can situate the fans so that they blow on you, helping to keep you cool while keeping the pests away.

Keep It Tidy

Pests prefer to have somewhere to hide. Debris in your yard and long grass offer an array of convenient hiding places. To help prevent pests from using these and disturbing you; keep your yard tidy. That means getting rid of unwanted or unneeded items while keeping your grass as short as possible. 

Your yard will look better, be more accessible, and be much less appealing to pests. 

Don’t forget that many pests are attracted to lights in the evening, consider sitting outside with just the natural light. It creates a unique ambience and helps to ensure you are not bothered by any pests.