Summertime is pest time in Nebraska. The temperatures are warm and humid, and the pests love it. Humans love summer too. So, if you are planning a lot of BBQs or pool parties to enjoy the Omaha summer this year, you need to keep those annoying pests out of your yard. Follow the tips discussed below to ensure your yard stays pest-free.
Common summer pests in Omaha, NE
Before we talk about how to keep pests out of your Omaha yard, we need to talk about the common summer pests. Any pest can appear in your home and yard during the summer, but some are more common during other seasons. For example, rodents typically do not try to move into buildings until the fall.
Omaha has several summer pests. These include:
- Carpenter Ants
- Carpenter Bees
As you can see, this is a lot of pests, and the list isn’t even complete. The good news is that not all of these pests live outdoors. The bad news is that the pests not commonly found outdoors will likely be in your home. But, that is a topic for another blog post.
How to keep summer pests out of your yard
To enjoy the Nebraska summer to the best of your ability you need to keep those pests from invading your yard. Follow these tips to do just that.
Dump out standing water
Having standing water in your yard is a sure way to have a mosquito problem. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as the Zika virus, malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, the list goes on. Plus, mosquito bites are extremely uncomfortable and annoying.
Ditch the clutter
Pests need shelter. If there is a lot of clutter in your yard, pests have more places to hide. To keep your yard as pest-free as possible, remove the clutter. This includes leaves, branches, and piles of debris. Put toys and equipment away when you are done with it. This is the best way to prevent pests from making your yard home.
Keep firewood away from your home
This tip is specifically for termite control. However, termites can be extremely damaging to your home and outbuildings. Some types of termites will even nest under your yard, which can cause problems. Termites eat wood—and carpenter bees and ants live in wood, so this tip applies to them as well. The less wood in your yard and near your home, the less of these pests you will have.
Store trashcans away from your patio or BBQ area
Some pests, especially rodents and wildlife, enjoy eating your leftovers. Having trash cans near a patio or BBQ area may seem to make sense. But, in addition to the smell, it can attract pests. A completely sealable trash can that is stored outside of your yard is the best pest control.
Contact Beeline Pest Control
Beeline Pest Control is Omaha’s source for the best pest control services. We are experts in outdoor pest control. We also offer a Home Protection Plan where one of our technicians will visit your home every season to protect against that season’s pests. Whether you have a specific pest problem or want comprehensive control, you need to contact Beeline Pest Control today.