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Tips for Outdoor Pest Control

Outdoor Gathering in River Park YardProbably the best part about summer is hanging around outdoors. But if bugs and other pests attempt to disrupt your outdoor gatherings, it can easily turn a great event into a huge nuisance. Ants, flies, mosquitoes, rodents, and other uninvited pests are bothersome and dangerous because many pests bite and carry certain diseases. However, in some instances, those “pests” are helpful and vulnerable animals, for example, bees and bunnies – irrespective of whether you don’t like them in your yard. Fortunately, there are many ideal approaches to keep those outdoor pests away. As long as you follow a few simple tips, you can stop 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 River Park rental home’s yard is to keep your lawn and bushes well-trimmed. Overgrown grass, bushes, and weeds are breeding grounds for a variety of pests, from flies to rodents. By making your grass and other foliage kept trimmed back, you can prevent insects and other pests from selecting your yard as their permanent territory.

Eliminate Hiding Places

Multiple biting insects, including mosquitoes, are enticed by standing water, piles of lawn clippings, wet leaves, trash cans, and other places outside your home. To keep these pests from proliferating in your yard, it is a great idea to keep things clean and dry. To give an illustration, if you or your landlord haven’t cleaned the gutters or trash bins for an extended period, take appropriate measures to do that. Likewise, it’s advantageous to repair any water leaks or low spots in the yard where water can pool and stagnate. Ultimately, if your property has a storage shed or woodpile, keep these clean, dry, and away from the house’s exterior walls. This can help make your woodpile or shed less inviting to numerous common outdoor pests.

Bring in Natural Deterrents

After you have tidied up your outdoor space, the next step you need to do to eliminate outdoor pests is to utilize some natural repellants. Keeping herbs like rosemary, mint, basil, or thyme near entryways, patios, or decks can help to naturally repel pests from seating areas. Blowing fans can help dispatch flying insects, and ensuring food or sugary drinks are covered or put away can avoid pests from trying to sneak in for a bite. To get rid of ants, consider placing a little cayenne pepper around the perimeter of your gathering spots. Even though you’ll need to reapply after watering, cayenne pepper is an effective natural deterrent for crawling insects.

Handling Helpful “Pests”

At times, the pests that infiltrate our outdoor spaces are animals that are necessary for a healthy ecosystem. Yet, that doesn’t signify that you should invite them in. Swarms of bees are both beneficial for healthy plants and a hazard for people. Bunnies can help aerate your lawn; however, they’ll also make unpleasant holes and take over if left to breed unchecked. For pests like these, it’s best to check your lease to find where the responsibility for pest control resides to have professionals remove them safely and humanely.

Unwanted pests can be a headache. However, by following the correct steps to keep them at bay, you can make your outdoor leisure both fun and pest-free.

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