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3 Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Summer Barbecue

Stinging InsectsIf you wish to make the most of your summer so that you can have a great time with your friends and family, you are likely planning to host a barbecue. When you prepare tasty treats and cook delicious meals, your friends won't be the only ones who will want to join you for the event. A range of pests will come into your yard and cause problems if you don't stop them before they get the chance. Inability to manage pests will harm the experience of your guests, but you can overcome that roadblock when you follow a plan.

Tip No. 1: Clean Your Yard

The first step in keeping your yard pest free is to clean your property before you host the cookout. Pests like to wait in the grass and shrubs until they get the chance to make a move. Mowing your lawn will decrease the number of spots in which pests can hide, and you will have even fewer invaders to manage. Since mosquitoes breed in standing bodies of water, removing them from your yard will work wonders to decrease the mosquito population.

Tip No. 2: Hang Paper Bags Around Your Yard

Wasps are a threat and will give a painful sting if you get too close to them, and it won't be pleasant. Unlike honeybees, wasps can sting you several times when they are agitated, so you don't want to become a target. The good news, however, is that wasps are territorial and will attack other wasps that get near them. If you hang brown paper bags around your yard, wasps will think they are nests and avoid your yard. While you can try many things to keep wasps at bay, this method is one of the simplest.

Tip No. 3: Keep Insect Repellant on Hand

Even when you take proactive steps to prevent pests from spoiling your barbecue, some can still get in and annoy your guests. As a second line of defense, consider keeping several cans of insect repellant nearby for you and your guest to use, and you will know you have done the right thing.

Rid Pest Control

You can make great strides when you put in the effort to stop pests in their tracks, but you won't achieve the results offered by a pest control professional. Contact Rid Pest Control when you want to work with a team that won't let you down, and we will have your back at each step. If you have comments, questions or concerns, reach out to us right away, and we will learn about your situation and needs to craft an approach that is right for you.

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