While summer brings the warm, sunny weather that we all know and love, it also brings the potential for all kinds of pests to cause problems in and around your home. The good news is that there are some quick and easy steps you can take to reduce the chances of insects, rodents, and other pests infesting your property this summer! In this article, we’ll go over a few tips that you can use to decrease your chances of having to deal with a pest problem in the next few months! If you are a home or business owner in the Greater New Orleans area that is currently experiencing a pest problem or is looking to prevent future infestations, contact our team at Pied Piper Pest Control today for a free pest control estimate!
Remove Standing Water From Your Property
One great way to prevent insect infestations in the summertime is to remove any standing (non-flowing) water that might be in your yard. Water can pool up in bird baths, tires, buckets, etc. and act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Because insects breed so quickly, a simple rain storm and a container in your yard could cause a full-blown insect infestation in just mere weeks! Be sure to check your yard every couple weeks for any standing water!
Regularly Mow Your Lawn
Another way to prevent potential pest infestation this summer is to make sure that your lawn stays trimmed. Fleas, ticks, ants, spiders, wasps, and other pests love to make their homes in tall grass, so cutting your lawn regularly can prevent these insects from causing problems in and around your house during the summertime!
Move Firewood & Brush Piles
If you have a stack of firewood or brush pile in your yard, make sure to move it at least five feet away from your house. Stacks of firewood and brush piles act as an ideal home for termites, beetles, cockroaches, ants, wasps, and pillbugs, and if they are too close to the foundation of your home, it gives these bugs easy access to your house. Ideally, you should also stack your firewood on a rack or other elevated surface to help keep these bugs from accessing it as easily.
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control In New Orleans
If you have any questions about preventing pest infestations in the Greater New Orleans area, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Pied Piper Pest Control! We provide a wide range of pest control & extermination services for insects, rodents, termites, and more to home & business owners throughout the New Orleans area! Contact us today to learn more by calling us at (504) 366-1333 or by filling out the contact form on our website!