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Why Do Insects Attract to Your Backyard?

You might run into flying or crawling intruders searching for a place to hang out as you and your family enjoy your backyard, patio, and porch this summer. They are not your inquisitive neighbors, these intruders. They are insects.

Being outside organisms by nature, insects prefer to spend their time near sources of protection, food, or water, which frequently brings them close to people. While the majority of insects are harmless and only a nuisance, others are dangerous. These include mosquitoes and stinging insects.

Did you know that mosquitoes can multiply in as little as half an inch of standing water? Things like birdbaths, kiddie pools, grill covers, and potted plants may be great breeding grounds in your yard.

Santee Pest Control, your go-to source for pest, mosquito, and termite control as well as grounds maintenance, would like to provide some clarification on this matter and provide some advice for keeping your backyard pest-free this summer.

Easily Accessible Food

Insects are drawn to the variety of food sources that backyards frequently offer. Fruits, veggies, blossoming plants, and even compost or waste bins are examples of them. Bees, butterflies, and beetles are drawn to flower nectar and pollen, whereas other insects like flies are drawn to decomposing organic debris.

Sources of Water

Insects might be drawn to backyards with water features like birdbaths, ponds, or even still water in containers. For instance, since mosquitoes need water to reproduce, any standing water in a backyard can serve as a breeding site for them.

Locations to Nest

Different insects can find refuge and good nesting grounds in backyards. These consist of plants, tall grasses, trees, bushes, and even man-made objects like garden huts or wooden fences. In these places, insects like ants, wasps, and bees may establish nests or colonies.

It’s crucial to remember that not all insects are bothersome or dangerous. In fact, a wide variety of insects contribute significantly to pollination, decomposition, and ecological equilibrium. However, it’s time to phone or text Santee Pest Control if you’re worried about certain pests or the large number of insects in your property.

Keeping Pests Out of Your Backyard

What can you do to prevent pesky insects from entering your yard? Here are six ideas from Santee Pest Control to help you accomplish that goal:

Apply an insect repellent with an EPA-registered component, such as DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, when spending time outside. If you plan to spend a lot of time in higher grass, you might want to dress in long sleeves and tuck your pant legs into your socks.

Eliminate standing water in your yard and regularly change the water in birdbaths and kiddie pools to stop mosquitoes from reproducing there. Place trash cans distant from popular recreational areas, sealing and covering any rubbish with tight-fitting lids. By covering all food when cooking outside, you can keep hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets at bay.

Ticks and mosquitoes can live and hide among overgrown weeds and brush. Regularly mow your lawn and keep shrubbery trimmed. To keep these pests outside, where they belong, seal gaps and openings in the foundation and around windows and doors, put screens on windows and doors, and check both dogs and people before going inside.

Call the reputable, welcoming pest control professionals in California! if pests are preventing you from enjoying outdoor activities. We can evaluate the issue and offer practical, needs-specific solutions for pest management.

The pest control experts at Santee Pest Control appreciate your assistance in preventing unwelcome pests from entering your house and yard until the next time.

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