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This year more than ever, you’re likely spending more and more time outside. If you have plans to have a backyard barbecue with family or work in the garden on the weekends, the last thing you want to deal with is insects! Unfortunately, pests are at full-force in the Midwest this time of year. If you’re going to be outdoors…the pests will be out too. That said, there are a few things you can do to make your property less attractive to pests. The team at Anderson Pest Solutions have gathered their top tips for pest-free* outdoor living this summer and all year long.

Pests in Your Backyard

We deal with a lot of pests in our communities throughout the year, but they are more common than ever this time of year. Many pests are a nuisance to deal with, but a few can be more dangerous for you and your family. The pests you’ll see in your yard are mosquitoes, stinging insects (bees, wasps, and hornets), ants, spiders, ticks, fleas, and flies.

Ticks and mosquitoes are especially concerning for their ability to transmit dangerous diseases to humans. Due to that fact alone, it’s crucial to do everything you can to keep pests away from your property.

Here’s How to Get Pest-Free Outdoor Living

When you’re enjoying your private outdoor space, the last thing you want to deal with is insects. While this can seem impossible to avoid, there are several things you can do to try to keep pests away from your property. Our top tips are:

  1. Remove any standing water. Stagnant water is one of the biggest attractants for mosquitoes.
  2. Keep your lawn and shrubs trimmed. Ticks and mosquitoes will shelter in overgrown vegetation/grass.
  3. Be on the lookout for ant hills. Even a tiny mound can contain thousands of ants inside.
  4. Inspect all wood structures. Wood-destroying pests (carpenter ants and termites) will damage your wooden decks or porches.
  5. Use an insect repellent. Store-bought repellent containing DEET will help repel mosquitoes and ticks.
  6. Clean your patio or space regularly. Spills or leftover food will surely bring ants around.

Long-Term Outdoor Pest Control

If you’ve done all you can to prevent pests in your outdoor living space but still have an infestation, it’s best to enlist a professional’s help. At Anderson, we are committed to ensuring our customers stay protected from pests both inside and outside their homes. For more information on how we can provide you with pest-free* outdoor living, contact our residential exterminators.

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