Spring and summer pave the way for homeowners to enjoy grilling in the backyard or doing some gardening. But the increase in temperatures could also lead to an increased chance of seeing insects outdoors. So it’s good to know some pest control tips to keep bugs away.
Pest Control Tips
Get Rid of Standing Water
Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Fill the spots that are prone to pooling and add pumps to fountains and fish ponds to restrict the areas that these insects need to use as reproduction grounds.
You should also empty flower pots, toys, and buckets after the rain. If you’re having problems, you can always hire mosquito services from Zap Pest Control, Inc.
Pick up Debris and Clutter
Items such as bags of potting soil, tires, and toys are the most common containers for rainwater. Aside from that, fallen branches, piles of leaves, as well as rotting fruit could attract insects to your backyard, as the give shelter and food for several insects. Not only that, your efforts could help in pest control, so you have to make sure that your yard is free from clutter to make the space less attractive to pests.
Keep Your Lawn Clean and Trimmed
Tall weeds and grass can offer shelter for ant, fleas, and ticks. Also, an overgrown tree branches or shrubbery that come in contact with your home can become entry points for welcome guests such as cockroaches and rodents. You have to mow your yard on a regular basis during summer and spring so that these insects won’t have any areas where they can hide. You can also seek out services such as cockroach or rodent control if you already have an infestation.
Aside from that, you should keep shrubs and trees trimmed, if possible by a professional, so that there is around a foot of distance between any branch and your wall. If you love climbing plants like wisteria and ivy, it is a good idea to make a trellis so that the vines will not act as gangplanks where insects could get inside your home.
Store Firewood Correctly
If you have firewood, make sure to store them properly and away from your home. If not, your home will become an insect hotel. Firewood will provide shelter and food for several insects, so you have to make sure that you are doing all you can to prevent pests from infesting your home. You need to make sure that the wood is dry before you store them. Keep them stacked above the ground on a platform or a rack so that the pests that live in the soil such as termites and ants cannot access your wood.
Apart from that, keep the firewood piles stored away from your house or other structures. There must be 3 feet of distance between the pile and your home. Cover the wood so it stays dry for a longer period of time. If you’re having problems with termites or ants, you should get in touch with an exterminator Myrtle Beach.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now if you need the help of pest control experts to deal with the infestations in your home.