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5 Tips to Help You Pest-Proof Your Backyard

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Your backyard is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. But if you have pests like ants, bugs, or rodents in your yard, you may not be able to fully relish it as much as you’d like.If you want to keep these pests out of your yard, there are some things you can do. Here are five good tips that will help you pest-proof your backyard:

 

1.Cover Your Garbage

Garbage attracts all kinds of pests, so make sure that it’s covered when it’s not inside the house or bin. This includes plastic bags and boxes and larger items like old appliances or furniture. If there are holes in the garbage can lid or container itself, fix those right away so nothing can get inside.

2.Clean Up Around the Area

No matter how big or small your backyard is, there will always be things in it that shouldn’t be there — things like trash or debris that might attract pests if left alone for too long. Use a rake and pick up any sticks or leaves that have fallen onto the ground so that no one else can use them as shelter when they need it most.

3.Don’t Leave Pet Food Outside

Pests love pet food, so if you leave it outside, they will be attracted to it and come into your yard. You should always put pet food inside after giving it to your pet and dispose of any leftovers properly. If the smell of pet food gets too strong in a plastic bag, place a few drops of vanilla extract on top of the bag before sealing it shut so that the scent helps mask any other odors that might attract pests.

4.Prune Every Overgrown Plants and Shrub

Overgrown plants or bushes provide plenty of hiding places for pests like rats and mice. They also make it easier for other pests such as ants and roaches to get inside your home because they serve as transportation routes for these bugs. To keep pests out of your yard, it’s important to remove any overgrown plants or bushes so they don’t have any places left where they can hide from you.

5.Remove Any Standing Water from Your Yard

Numerous sorts of water can create issues in your yard:

Standing water on the ground: Look around your yard for any standing water, such as puddles or pools that might form after a heavy rainstorm. You should get rid of this water before pests can use it as shelter or breeding grounds.

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Rain gutters: If your home has gutters, keep them clean and free of debris, so they don’t overflow onto the ground below when it rains. Pests love to use rain gutters as hiding spots because they are dark and offer protection from predators like us humans!
Eliminating pests should be a top priority for anyone trying to enjoy their backyard. These tips provide a good starting point for anyone looking to achieve this goal for professionals and novices alike. However, if you’re not sure how to handle the problem on your own, it may be best to contact the professionals at Fullscope Pest Control for assistance. We are always happy to help with any pest issue, so you can get your backyard pest-proof now and enjoy a pleasant place to unwind.

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