While many people focus on indoor pest control for their home, utilizing outdoor pest control techniques can help keep your entire property pest-free. That’s because creating a thorough barrier to deter pests works best from the outside in.
Here are our four tips for outdoor pest control:
- Have a zero-tolerance policy for standing water. Standing water is the biggest culprit for outdoor pests. It creates a breeding haven for mosquitos, flies, and other insects, not to mention a water source for critters. Know the areas around your home that tend to collect water and regularly ensure they are emptied.
- Keep a tidy yard. Unkempt landscaping can become an attractive refuge for pests. Overgrown bushes and trees can also provide easy access to your home. Keep indoor and outdoor spaces pest-free by prioritizing a tidy yard.
- Utilize natural pest repellants in your garden. Many plants and herbs naturally deter pests. Citronella plants, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, and basil all produce pest-repelling fragrances. Plant them around your home for an organic pest control technique.
- Invest in barriers around living spaces. Adding screens to outdoor living spaces can provide an effective barrier against outdoor pests while allowing you to enjoy your property. Installing screened doors and window screens also adds a layer of protection to your home while still enjoying the outdoor air.
Outdoor pest control is an important part of your property’s overall pest control efforts. Our experienced team at Abrock Pest Management Inc. is happy to answer any questions you have regarding your pest control needs. We tailor our pest control solutions to every homeowner so they can enjoy a pest-free property.