You should be able to go outside at any time and enjoy your yard throughout the warm weather months, but if you go outside, only to find pests are abundant and you have a difficult time relaxing because of them, you need to do something about them. You are going to have some exterior pests, but if you have so many that you can't go outside, that's a problem. Hiring a pest control company can help you to get rid of these pests for you. Read below for other things you can do.
Trim Trees And Trim Your Yard
Trim back the trees in your yard where pests could be using to hide in or nest in, such as fleas and ticks or even mosquitoes. You should also trim your yard as well. Keep it mowed and trim around the edges of the yard. If you have low-hanging branches, it could allow pests such as ants, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even opossums easy access to your yard. Remember to trim these areas around your yard to help keep pests at bay.
Spray Around Your Yard
Use a pesticide that you can spray in your yard to kill pests such as mosquitoes that may be abundant. Spray the yard before you go outside to help get control of the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are attracted to moisture and wetness, so if you have a lot of moisture in your yard, you need to do something about it. Empty any areas with standing water that could be attracting these pests. Flower pots, baby pools, kid's toys, and birdbaths can all be attracting these pests, so be sure they are empty and don't have standing water in them.
Remove Exterior Wood Piles
Wood piles in your yard could be attracting pests such as raccoons, opossums, rodents, and insects. If you have woodpiles in your yard, remove them, especially if it's just a rubbish woodpile. Remove these piles from your yard to prevent a pest problem. If you need these piles in your yard, be sure to keep them covered to prevent moisture and move them elsewhere in your yard so the piles aren't near where you would be outside enjoying your yard.
If you have an exterior pest problem, you may not be able to enjoy your yard as much as you'd like. Hire a pest control company to help get control of your pest problem.