A fire pit is a great idea for your backyard. You can enjoy your friends, family, or neighbors roasting marshmallows over an open fire. If your yard attracts unwanted pests such as ants, it is time to reconsider your fire pit plans. You should contact a pest control company if the infestation is not under your control. This blog will help you keep pests out of your yard so that you can maintain the atmosphere you desire without having to be pestered by unwanted guests.
How to keep your backyard fire pit pest-free
Make sure the area is clean
You can keep your fire pit area clean by storing any unused or combustible objects away from it. Before you lay down logs to seat or light your campfire, sweep the area with a leaf blower or vacuum.
Food scraps can attract pests such as mosquitoes and houseflies, so be careful when disposing them.
This space should be kept clean to make it more inviting for people as well as insects.
Make sure you are smart about your placement
It is important to have good ventilation if you have a backyard that is exposed to the outside.
Avoid having trees or bushes that are too high. This can make your yard more attractive to insects like fleas and ants. They will be more comfortable if they are farther from their food source. Avoid placing any structure, such as tables or benches, near your backyard area. This will ensure that insects aren’t compelled to return to humans.
You can use screens on your vents while enjoying the outdoors
If you aren’t using your firepit, close the screens and vents. Winter is a particularly difficult time to do this, as insects can try to get in.
Although it can be tempting to get fresh air through them, if they are already outside, they will have an easier time getting in and making a mess.
It is essential that you keep your backyard free of pests. Prevention is key, so take steps now to prevent pests from returning.
It can be difficult to fight pests so it is important to have a plan. Citronella oil is a great way to repel ants, fleas, and mosquitoes.
Citronella candles and torches can be used near your backyard firepit, but they don’t always work well by themselves.
You can also plant citronella and use it as natural pest control in Myrtle Beach. Not only does citronella repel pests but it smells amazing too! Place some around areas where people gather, like round tables, chairs, or near fire pits to ensure that insects are not attracted to them.
Pest Control Tips
Eliminate Stagnant Water
Another important factor in attracting pests such as ants and fleas is water. Check for cracks or water below your fire pit to ensure there is no stagnant water. These areas can be breeding grounds.
Keep Firewood Away
You should ensure that you keep firewood out of your yard.
Avoid storing wood under tables or benches as it can increase the chance of insects getting in and nesting close to their food source. You can store them on top of tarps if there is often rain near your home to keep them dry.
To protect against termites and ants looking for more than an appetizer, you can also set up bait stations in these areas.
Regularly check for rotten logs
Watch out for rotten logs near your backyard firepit. Wood stored outside is susceptible to rotting and attracts bugs.
After logs have been left for a while, insects will seek them out as an excellent food source. You should inspect the area frequently if any timber or logs get wet. This makes it easier to attract pests.
You can protect your firewood from water damage by placing it on top of tarps, or under shelter if there is an excessive amount of rainfall near you. You can also use bait stations nearby to help. Not only will they work hard but the ants will not feel the need to come in contact with you if their main food source has been removed.
Regularly use your fire pit
Although it may seem counterintuitive, if you want to keep your backyard firepit area free from pests, then you must use them regularly.
Let’s say there is some activity in the area. These bugs won’t want to live here in that situation. So make sure you get outside and enjoy your yard regularly to keep them away.
Contact local pest control services if you suspect an infestation. Call a pest control company if you suspect that there may be an infestation around your backyard firepit.
Before they can inspect the space, they might ask you to fill out paperwork. This will allow them to determine what the problem is and any other information they require. This will allow you to get rid of any unwanted pests and prevent them from coming back.
It’s just as important to take care when we are outside enjoying summer activities. The same goes for keeping our backyards clean. There are many ways to keep pests out so that you can enjoy your space worry-free.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now if you need the help of experts in keeping pests away from your home.
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