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How to Keep Your Yard Pest-Free

If you love spending time in your yard, you probably want to enjoy it without being bothered by annoying pests. Whether it’s insects, rodents, or other animals, pests can damage your plants, ruin your lawn, and pose health risks to you and your family. Fortunately, there are some natural and effective ways to keep your yard pest-free without using harmful chemicals. Here are some tips from Atlantic Pest Control, your trusted experts in pest management.

Healthy Soil

The foundation of a healthy yard is healthy soil. Healthy soil provides nutrients and moisture to your plants, making them stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases. To improve your soil quality, you should get a soil test to check the pH level and nutrient content of your soil. You can also add organic matter, such as compost, manure, or mulch, to enrich your soil and improve its drainage and structure.

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Choose Healthy, Native Species

Another way to prevent pests from invading your yard is to choose plants that are well-adapted to your climate and soil conditions. Native plants are usually more resistant to local pests and diseases than exotic or invasive plants. They also attract beneficial insects and wildlife that can help control pest populations naturally. You can find native plants at your local nursery or online.

Block It Off

Sometimes, the best way to keep pests out of your yard is to block their access. You can use physical barriers, such as fences, netting, or row covers, to protect your plants from animals like deer, rabbits, birds, or moles. You can also use raised beds for your vegetable garden or flower beds. Raised beds make it harder for pests to reach your plants and allow you to control the soil quality better.

Block It Off
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Manual Control

If you spot some pests in your yard, you can try to remove them manually before they cause more damage. You can hand-pick insects like aphids, beetles, caterpillars, or mites from your plants and drop them into a bucket of soapy water. You can also use a hose or a spray bottle to wash off pests from your plants. For larger pests, like slugs or snails, you can use traps or baits made from beer, coffee grounds, or cornmeal.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance made from the fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms called diatoms. It has sharp edges that cut through the exoskeletons of insects and dehydrate them. You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your plants or on the soil surface to deter pests like ants, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, or earwigs. Make sure you use food-grade diatomaceous earth and wear a mask when applying it.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is an organic oil extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. It has insecticidal and fungicidal properties that can help control a variety of pests and diseases in your yard. Neem oil works by disrupting the hormonal system of insects and preventing them from feeding, mating, or laying eggs. You can mix neem oil with water and soap and spray it on your plants every two weeks or as needed.

Atlantic Pest Control: Your Partner in Pest Prevention

Keeping your yard pest-free can be challenging, but not impossible. With these natural methods, you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy yard without harming the environment or yourself. However, if you have a serious pest infestation or need professional advice, you can always count on Atlantic Pest Control. We can help you identify the source of your pest problem and customize a treatment plan that suits your needs and budget. Contact us today for a free estimate or to schedule a service.

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