How to Keep Summer Bugs Out of Your Patio Space and Yard

How to Keep Summer Bugs Out of Your Patio Space and Yard

It is now June and we will be outside more than ever before. Whether it’s at the pool with the kids, enjoying an iced cold drink, or grilling a meal outside, our backyards are going to be used more frequently for the next few months. Knowing how to keep summer bugs out of your patio and yard will allow you to take full advantage of all the summer activities. We don’t want your plans to be ruined by critters that need to be put into place. This blog is going to address how to keep summer bugs out of your patio space and yard this summer so you can enjoy all your space has to offer.

Add a Patio Fan 

A great way to keep summer bugs out of your patio is by installing a ceiling fan. We are seeing more and more ceiling fans become more popular as a way to keep people cool while they are having fun on their patios and decks. Not only do fans provide a cooler space but they can keep pests away. For example, flies and mosquitoes can’t stand up well against strong winds. 

Remove all Standing Water

If there is standing water in your backyard it is just calling critters, such as mosquitoes. Be sure to check old flower pots, wheelbarrows, and any brackets you’ve left in the yard regularly to see if there is any standing water near. This simple check will help keep summer bugs out of your patio and yard areas.

Keep a Tidy Yard

Another way to keep summer bugs out of your patio is getting into the habit of keeping your yard cut. When your grass becomes high it allows for ticks to get on you or your furry friends. Also, any bushes or tree limbs close to your home allow for easy access for pests to intrude your home. 

Clean Gutters

Keeping your gutters clean does more than making sure they work properly. Clean gutters help keep summer bugs out of your patio and backyard. Dirty or full gutters allow for bugs, such as mosquitos, ants, and earwigs to come in to live, have a steady source of food, and water. When you keep your gutters clean you remove the option for pests to have accommodations in your gutters. 

Avoid Mulch

Mulch can make your yard pretty and look put together, but it provides the best environment for a numerous amount of pests. If you prefer mulch in your yard be sure to keep it at least 12 inches away from the foundation. A few alternatives to mulch include, rock, gravel or pinestraw. 

Avoid Certain Patio Plants 

Plants on porches make them more appealing and add color; however, be sure to choose specific plants depending on the particular pest you are most concerned about getting in your space. A great plant to use in your outdoor place is chrysanthemums because they are said to keep ants, ticks, and bedbugs away. 

Keep Your Patio Clean

During the summer months, the patio will be calling your name to have a nice meal outside with your family. Be sure to thoroughly clean the porch or patio after everyone finishes their meal because crumbs invite pests to come in and invade. 

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All of these tips are great to do but to be even more confident bugs will stay out of your patio space and yard schedule a consultation with Exclusive Pest. We guarantee highly trained and trustworthy technicians. We will customize a plan specifically for you and your family’s needs. Contact us today for more information on how to keep summer bugs out of your patio space or to book an appointment. 

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