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Coping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control Blog

Hi, my name is Brenda, and I have been affected by pest infestations in the past. I know how frustrating it is to constantly have ants in your kitchen or to have mice running out of the furniture. In this blog, I am going to share everything I learned on the journey to become pest free. Here, you will find posts on removing pests, keeping them out, killing them naturally and also, dealing with the gross feeling of living under the same roof as them. If you want to get rid of your pests without losing your mind, you have come to the right place. Pull up a seat, start reading and enjoy!

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How To View Your Yard Like Pests To Prevent An Invasion

When you look into your backyard, you see just the stuff you put there. It does not look any different to you, but to several different yard pests, a lot of things in your yard are "invitations" to invade. Here is how to view your yard the way many pests do so that you can take action to prevent the pests from invading.

Sandbox

What is just a fun backyard thing for the kids becomes more than that to some pests. A sandbox is where animals like raccoons go to defecate and urinate. It is also where ants feel most at home. They do not have to work for the sand they need to build an anthill if it is already just sitting there. Other burrowing pests may find your kids' sandbox a delight as well. To prevent any of these pests from doing what comes naturally to them in a box full of sand, tightly cover and close the sandbox after every use.

Open Garbage Cans by the Garage

Wow! is what the raccoons, opossums, mice, squirrels, and rats are thinking when they see the open buffet of garbage cans parked next to a giant shelter. To them, this is akin to having your fine dining restaurant right next door to your future house. They will move into the garage for warmth and security, while gorging on everything they find in the garbage just outside.

There are three ways to handle this:

  1.  Keep all entry points to your garage closed and locked at all times.
  2. Get garbage cans with locking lids.
  3. Move the garbage cans far away from the garage so it doesn't look like the perfect paradise for pests.

Locking the garbage cans up also deters flying pests, such as wasps and flies.

Pool

What animals do not like water or swimming? Very few, to be sure. If you do not want to share your pool with rodents of all types, birds who think the pool is a giant birdbath, and mating mosquitoes and their larvae, keep it covered unless it is in use. Clean it daily, and use the right chemicals to kill water-born insect pests. Otherwise, you will have a host of wildlife infesting your pool and pretending it is their own personal lake, toilet, and breeding grounds. This is especially true of in-ground pools, where these critters can fall in just as easily as intentionally dive into the pool.

For professional help in dealing with pests, contact local pest control services.