With Summer rolling round again, the hordes of insects are returning to our yards and gardens, buzzing and hovering around our faces, and crawling over our skin, no matter how much we beat them away. Most of us wish that we could go out into our yards, to enjoy lunch in the outdoors, or sip a cocktail on the veranda, without being harassed, constantly, by a plight of bugs.
Thankfully, there are some things you can do to deter the pesky critters from invading your yard:
Attract birds to your garden.
Since birds eats insects, it’s in your best interest to do everything you can to make your yard bird-friendly – this could include installing a bird feeder, fully stocked with seed, or even nailing a birdhouse to a nearby tree. As long as you have birds coming to visit your garden, you’re likely to see a decrease in the population of insects in your yard.
Make bug-repelling landscaping choices.
Perhaps surprisingly, the way you choose to landscape your yard can significantly affect how attractive it is to passing bugs. For example, if a lot of your yard is overshadowed by overhanging leaves from plants or trees, then the moist, dark environment beneath will probably become home to tons of creepy crawlies, so make sure to prune your trees’ branches, and make sure to leave space between plants. Following this and other landscaping tips to reduce bugs will keep these critters out of your yard and home.
Choose your mulch wisely.
Though it’s such a simple choice, the mulch you choose to use in your garden can drastically impact how many bugs are attracted to your yard. This is because some mulches – organic mulches – rot and decompose, and these processes release compounds which attracts bugs to your yard, since these compounds can provide nutrition to bugs. Luckily there are several different types of mulch and with a little research you can find one that will look good for your yard.
Consider investing in some bug traps.
When it comes to bug traps, there are a number of bug-busting options available on the market, depending on the problem that you’re dealing with.
For example, if you’re tired of swarms of mosquitoes harassing you while you sit outside in your garden as you try your best to enjoy the greenery, then perhaps you should consider installing a mosquito drum. Mosquito drums not only contain chemicals that will kill any adult mosquitoes in your area, but they ensure that their eggs are neutralized – this method can serve to totally eliminate the mosquito population from your immediate surroundings.
Or, if it’s moths that are giving you trouble, and you’re sick of them coming into your house if you open the doors or windows at night – or if it’s the common fly that’s getting on your nerves, there are a number of fly/moth traps – electric and otherwise – which you could opt to get to solve your bug problem.
So, if you’re tired of sharing your yard with throngs of insects, try some of these tips and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying your yard and garden bugless.
Contributed by : OnecallPest – Foremost experts in Pest Control