Homeowners often fixate on pest infestation solutions within the home,and that means they’re overlooking the outside. And,this can be a very bad,bad thing to do! After all,your trees,yard and debris can lead to a proliferation of pests making your home (inside and out) their home. How can you avoid this?
Eliminate Standing Water – Don’t allow anything to collect standing water,as this can lure in pests. For example,a birdbath may be pretty to look at,but they are a huge culprit for standing water and a breeding ground for pests to make the area their home.
Get Rid Of Pests Magnets – Pests love the smelly stuff,such as your garbage can or compost pile. Make sure these items are kept way away from the home (like the outer edge of your property). If you have a dog,make sure to pick up,bag and dispose of it so pests can’t get into it.
Cover Food – You know pests are often a food source. If you have food outside (such as when you are cooking out),you need to keep it covered so they can’t get to your food. If you’re throwing food out,you need to do it away from your home.
Use Citronella – The citronella scent is effective in repelling pests,a great naturlal pest control method . Manufacturers of bracelets,candles and sprays will use citronella to ward off pests. The most effective method for homeowners is the citronella candle. If hanging out with friends and family,place them around the space you’ll be sitting in.