Your yard can be the home to many different pests, such as foliage-destroying insects, fleas, roaches, mosquitoes and destructive animals, and you may not have even noticed. Have no fear, however, because there are a few steps you can take to help keep away such pests, including planning regular visits from a member of our team at Team Pest USA.
Keep Up with Lawn Care
Tall grass, unkempt shrubbery and fallen leaves create great places for pests to live and breed. If you keep your lawn mowed and remove dead foliage, you can eliminate these nesting areas. And the bonus is that you also end up with a great-looking yard! Other places that can attract pests are wood piles and compost heaps. This should be placed a good distance from your house.
Get Rid of Puddles
Puddles and standing water are great breeding areas for mosquitoes and other insects. Check your yard often for drainage problems, or items such as tires, children’s, toys and debris, that can collect water. It is best to water your lawn early in the day so that it has time to dry, and after a rainstorm is a good time to inspect your property again to check for any puddles or areas of standing water.
During the warm, rainy, muggy summer months of the Atlanta area, mosquitoes can become a serious issue and are not only annoying, but they can also carry diseases. Regular spraying by one of our Atlanta pest control experts at Team Pest USA can help handle a mosquito problem.
Dispose of Food in the Appropriate Manner
Garbage cans that do not have a secure lid are a welcome sight, not only to flies, wasps and other insects, but also to raccoons, stray animals and even large bears. Make sure that your garbage cans have a tight fitting lid, and in areas where animals are a nuisance, be sure to place them in an enclosed area. If you eat outdoors, fully clean up any spilled foods or drinks after you are done.
If you do not control outdoor pests, you will find them infiltrating your home. Hiring a quality, experienced team will ensure that your home and yard are well protected from indoor and outdoor pests. We can help you regain control of your yard and keep your family feeling more comfortable.