When it comes to pests, most of us just hope they’ll stay outside instead of entering and infesting our homes. But even outdoors, pests can still be a problem, whether they’re mosquitoes that bite you when you’re trying to enjoy the fresh evening air, ticks that irritate your dog, or other insects that are generally a major nuisance. When the pests in your yard have become so problematic that you can’t ignore them, it’s time to schedule outdoor pest control services.
Hiring professionals for outdoor pest control can go far, but even with the best pesticides and techniques, they can only do so much if you don’t help them along. There are several things you can do to make the most of your outdoor pest control services, and these include the following:
- Remove standing water. Insects need water to survive, and mosquitoes in particular are attracted to water. They often use standing water to breed, so it’s extremely important to remove standing water in your yard. Whether you need to remove buckets or come up with drainage solutions, your efforts will be worthwhile.
- Clean up clutter. Insects often find shelter in debris and clutter that you leave lying around your yard. If you have your kids’ outdoor toys, your yard tools, or other clutter scattered around, make sure you pick them up and store them properly to avoid giving pests places to hide.
- Maintain your lawn. Some pests, like ticks, thrive in tall grass and weeds. By maintaining your yard and cutting your grass to the appropriate length, you can help to keep such pests at bay. Plus, your yard will just look better.
If you need outdoor pest control solutions in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, call us at Piedmont Home Services.