On the inside of your home, you may be doing everything you possibly can to keep pests out. But have you ever considered that the problem could be caused by what is happening on the outside of your home?

Many pest problems originate beyond the four walls of your house. So, it stands to reason that if you can minimize their presence in your yard, there’s less of a chance they’ll be coming into your home. To that end, the professionals at Insectek hereby offer you a few landscape tips for keeping your home—both inside and out—pest-free.

Keep Trees Trimmed

You may very well have sealed all the cracks and crevices in the walls of your house, but you’d be surprised by how many pests enter through the roof. There are many creepy-crawlies, such as ants, spiders, and termites, that live in trees and use limbs hanging overhead or resting on your roof to gain access to your house. Trimming tree limbs, then, will decrease the opportunities for pests coming in from above. 

Dry Up, Will You? 

Moisture is like a magnet for many pests. Take for instance termites and carpenter ants. They feed on wood but love it, even more, when it’s wet because it’s easier for them to chew. Put away the welcome mat for these moisture-loving pests by cutting them off—check for leaks, make sure hoses are turned off, and get rid of standing water. Also, avoid unnecessarily irrigating yards, especially in older home districts, as excess water can bring a multitude of pests, including mosquitoes and scorpions. 

Dispose of Debris

Some pests like to play hide and seek underneath wood, piles of leaves, and other debris. From there, they’re one step closer to invading your home. Send such unwelcome guests packing, by keeping your yard free of any debris and clutter. 

We Can Help!

Sometimes you have to think outside the box when it comes to keeping your home pest-free. If you continue having pest problems after following these tips, seek professional help. Insectek is a pest control company that knows just what to do to help you achieve a pest-free home, on the inside and outside. For more information, contact us today!