Probably the best part of summer is having fun outdoors. But if bugs and other pests are trying to interfere with your outdoor gatherings, it may rapidly transform a good experience into a big nuisance. Ants, flies, mosquitoes, rodents, and other uninvited pests are irritating and dangerous since many pests bite and carry certain diseases. Yet, in certain scenarios, those “pests” are helpful and vulnerable animals, involving bees and bunnies – even though you don’t need them in your yard. Favorably, there are many effective ways to keep those outdoor pests under control. By implementing a few easy tips, you can prevent outdoor pests from ruining your fun in the sun.
Trim Lawns and Bushes
One of the first steps you need to do to discourage unwanted pests from moving into your Huntington rental home’s yard is to maintain your lawn and bushes perfectly trimmed. Overgrown grass, bushes, and weeds are breeding grounds for all kinds of pests, from flies to rodents. By keeping your grass and other foliage trimmed back, you can discourage insects and other pests from making your yard their new home.
Eliminate Hiding Places
The majority of biting insects, including mosquitoes, are located in standing water, piles of lawn clippings, wet leaves, trash cans, and other locations outside your home. To discourage these pests from breeding in your yard, it’s a perfect idea to keep things clean and dry. Let’s say if you or your landlord haven’t cleaned the gutters or trash bins after a bit, implement a strategy to get that done. Moreover, it’s a good idea to repair any water leaks or low spots in the yard where water can pool and stagnate. In conclusion, if your home 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 attractive to several common outdoor pests.
Bring in Natural Deterrents
Once you’ve tidied up your outdoor space, the next thing you can do to keep outdoor pests away is use a few 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 protect you from flying insects, and keeping food or sugary drinks covered or put away can stop pests from trying to get a nibble. To get rid of ants, try to apply some 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”
In general, the pests that inhabit our outdoor spaces are animals that are part of a healthy ecosystem. However, this is not to say 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 burrow unsightly holes and invade your lawn if left to breed unchecked. For pests such as these, it’s beneficial to inspect your lease to see where the responsibility for pest control lives to have professionals remove them safely and humanely.
Unwanted pests can be a headache. The good news is that you can enjoy your outdoor experience while keeping pest-free by taking the necessary precautions.
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