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Keep Summer’s Common Garden Pests Far Away From Your Yard

You may end up with a lot of pests in your garden this summer. Many of them are known to be a nuisance, and they often seem to show up out of nowhere. Worse, some can be dangerous or make you sick with venomous bites. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep this summer’s most common garden pests far away from your yard.

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Trim Shrubbery

Your shrubbery may be attracting pests to your garden. It’s not uncommon for them to like to hide in dense foliage where they can’t be seen. This is why you need to trim back your shrubbery, particularly near the garden itself. By trimming it just a bit, you may notice less pests in your garden this summer. The same trick can actually be applied to protect your house. By trimming back shrubbery and tall grass along the foundation, you can help keep bugs out of your home and basement.

Utilize Pest Control Services

The best way you can keep pests from taking over your yard is by utilizing pest control services. These types of services will use pesticides to get rid of pests that you already have. They will also use preventative measures to keep new pests out. While you can take certain measures yourself to keep pests at bay, you really need to seek the assistance of a pest control company in order to have the most success at keeping pests out of your garden this summer. 

If you have any pets that frequent your yard, however, you’ll also want to talk to the company about nontoxic, pet-safe options. Even if a chemical is safe for humans, many of the plants and chemicals used against bugs are harmful for dogs and cats as well if consumed. This is one of the many reasons it’s important to disclose any and all relevant information about your home to your pest control company before getting your home and garden treated.

Store Trash in a Can With a Lid

You may be inviting pests into your garden without even knowing it. Many pests love to feed off of trash. If you have trash cans that don’t have a lid on them, you may inadvertently be attracting these pests. Make sure all of your trash cans have lids on them. If for some reason you can’t put a lid on your trash can, put your trash in a bag and tie it closed to keep pests out. 

Of course, not all trash goes in a can. Green wastes that you may use for compost are buried in the ground. However, this can still pose a problem for your garden if you don’t keep the compost pit or barrel away from the garden. Bugs that are normally very helpful for composting are not always ideal to have in your garden.

Minimize Standing Water

Your garden may accumulate standing water for a variety of different reasons. If it’s very rainy in your area, buckets and containers left outside may fill up with water often. You need to go outside and dump out this water every time it rains to keep pests away. If you use sprinklers in your garden, some of this water may pool up and create a puddle. You can solve this by using your sprinklers less.

In conclusion, your garden may be prone to common pests like mosquitoes, beetles and ants this summer. However, you can easily get rid of them. By utilizing the tips mentioned above, you can keep summer’s most common pests far away from your yard and from ruining your garden.


Author Bio: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.


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