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Lindsey Patterson

Keeping Insects Away From Your Shed and Yard

4 min read

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Keeping your backyard and shed bug-free is not easy, but that doesn't mean it cannot be done. Some bugs are not only invasive; they could pose a danger to you, your family, and your pets. The following are some preliminary actions you can take to keep your property bug-free.


Sensor Lights Option


One thing that attracts insects and other lifeforms to your yard or shed is light. Now, you are going to need light in your shed and backyard, but it is better to have lights that come on automatically.


Sensor lights or smart lights can turn on when they sense movement and turn off when you leave the backyard or shed. This reduces the chances of attracting more bugs or critters to your yard. It should also be pointed out that sensor lights can deter would-be criminals, who might get scared the moment strong lights are flashed in their face.


Calling In the Pros


Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to keep bugs and critters under control is to make sure you give professionals an opportunity to deal with them. These individuals are going to inspect your yard and shed to find weaknesses that bugs can exploit.


There are many reasons bugs might be attracted to your yard, like the one just mentioned, but there are other things, like leaving rotted leaves on the ground, so make sure you keep that in mind. Be sure not to hesitate if you notice harmful insects in your backyard, like ticks, which could cause your family to get sick. Allow professionals to deal with this issue by looking for tick and bug control near me in your search engine.


Develop a Mowing Habit


It is important that you maintain your lawn, and mow it regularly. Tall grass is attractive to many insects and critters. Fire ants, ticks, and other living creatures love tall grass because it protects them from predators and gives them nourishment.


Tall grass also helps protect insects from sunlight when the heat gets too intense. Now, no one is saying the grass should be cut too short because that may promote the growth of weeds; just make sure your grass doesn't get too tall. Those who do not have the time to mow the lawn themselves should hire a professional lawn care service to make sure it gets done regularly.


Standing Water Woes


Most insects and critters need water to live and are going to seek it out at some point. Running water is not necessarily the kind of water these living creatures want because it is too unstable for them, but standing water will definitely attract insects.


Mosquitos use standing water to breed and give birth. Other living creatures come to drink water, and their predators come for them if there are enough in your backyard or shed. You want to make sure all standing water is removed and that your pool is properly covered when it is not going to be in use.


Flip the Mulch


Mulch can look beautiful at times, but this organic material can also attract insects and critters. Organic materials, such as mulch, is what insects and other critters use to build their nests and sometimes their homes.


You can prevent this from happening by making sure you flip the mulch from time to time. All you need is a rake and some good gloves to protect you hands while flipping the mulch in your backyard. Flipping the mulch makes it harder for insects and critters to use the organic material.


These are just some tips you should consider if you are serious about keeping your backyard and shed pest-free. Of course, you could also talk to your pest specialist to see if he or she has additional tips.