Keeping Pests Out of the Lawn and Home
This article lists practical ways that a homeowner can take to make your yard less attractive to pests.
One of the first things that you want to consider is preventative care to make the lawn less inviting. By keeping the grass mowed on a regular basis and having someone trim your hedges and make sure that the landscaping is in order, you can remove a number of pests. Most bugs and pests like to have places to hide, and proper landscaping on a regular basis will eliminate those places.
While you might have a great landscaper, you also have to consider some of the other things that you have around your yard. If you have piles of wood, a compost pile or any other materials in the yard or next to your home, it is going to become a haven for rodents. They will eventually make their way inside of your home. This will also attract many other types of pests. Getting them out when that happens isn't going to be fun! Also, when you have rodents, there is a good chance that you are also going to have snakes. Many of the snakes in Texas are venomous, so you have to be careful.
Another great way to reduce the number of bugs you have around your house is to make it a place that birds want to visit. The birds will eat the bugs and cut down on the insects in your yard. This is especially nice if you have a garden that the insects are ruining. To make a bird friendly yard, have a few feeders available and perhaps a birdbath as well. However, if you have a birdbath, make sure that you use a fountain or change the water frequently so that it doesn't become stagnant. If the water does stagnate, it can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
If you find that nothing you do is able to get rid of all of the pests in your yard, contact a pest control company to take care of your problem.
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