The things that make your backyard your favorite place to be may be causing your home to be invaded by pests. Here are a few tips to help keep them out.
Your backyard is a sanctuary. It's a place where you can get away from the pressure of your regular life and relax, and be with your friends and family. It's also a haven for pests, and a cause for concern. Here are several ways that your backyard can be a honeypot for insects and rodents, and a few tips to keep them out.
First up is your patio furniture. Patio furniture, while necessary for entertaining your guests, is a spider's dream home. Garden spiders, while they can be pretty large, are not harmful to people. They can be very helpful, in fact, by ridding your yard of other pests. Spiders can be moved to another part of the yard if they are found in your outdoor furniture, and should be relocated to places that you wouldn't normally traverse. This will alleviate the "creepy factor" and ensure that they can still function properly in your yard's ecosystem.
Stepping stones are the next culprit. While stepping stones are a lovely decorating feature in your yard, they make a lovely home for ants, worms, and millipedes. If you'd like to scare yourself, lift one up and look underneath it. Termites are also a common tenant of these stones, so make sure to keep them away from your home when possible. Insects also use them as stepping stones - just to get into your home.
The family grill, the centerpiece for every cookout, is up next. The grill isn't used on a daily basis (particularly when the season gets uncomfortably hot) and this leads to wasps. Paper Wasps love to find an unused place with cover to build their nests, and your grill is a place where they can find a safe haven. Luckily, they are
a breed that can be dispatched with over the counter wasp spray and knocking down the nest. This is best accomplished at night. Of course, your local pest control experts can also be brought in to take these pests down, and to remove any and all of these pests.
That will do it for part one, keep watching at http://richardsonpestsolutions.com for part two and more tips about pest control form Richardson Pest Solutions, the St. Louis Pest Control Experts.