There is a range of common pests in Australia that can wreak havoc on your property, destroy your belongings and even jeopardise the health and safety of you and your family.
To keep your home pest-free, you not only need to focus on your home’s interior but the exterior too. If pests find their way into your backyard and other outdoor areas, it won’t be long before they find a way inside your home.
To ensure that your backyard is protected from pests, you need to ensure that you put preventative pest control measures in place. Using strategies that will make it more difficult for pests to access your property or that will deter them from coming in, in the first place, will help to significantly reduce or even eliminate pest issues in your home.
Let’s take a look at a few simple tips that you can use to keep your backyard infestation-free moving forward.
Identify Potential Issues And Take Action
Before you start to pest-proof your outdoor space, first you will need to deal with any issues you currently have with pests in your garden. If you suspect you might have pests of any type in your backyard, be sure to contact a company that specialises in pest control in Shepparton to investigate the issue further and take action if necessary.
Once you are sure your property is pest-free, you can start implementing your pest-proofing plan.
Area Of Standing Water
Sources of standing water, regardless of size, can be very attractive to pests. Mosquitoes, in particular, lay their eggs wherever they find moisture, with even a filled bottle cap providing enough space for legs to be laid. Identify and remove any areas of standing water in your backyard to make your space less appealing to mosquitoes and also to prevent larger pests such as rodents from scurrying in for a drink.
Maintain Your Garden
Untidy plants, bushes and piles of leaves and other debris provide ideal shelters for a variety of pests to nest. Tree branches, plants and vines growing in close proximity to your home can also provide the perfect means for pests to enter your home.
Keeping your garden well-maintained will give pests fewer places to hide on your property and make it more difficult for them to access your home.
Install Physical Barriers
Making it more difficult for pests to enter your backyard or freely move around your space can be a great way to minimise pest activity. Consider installing a fence around your property and install timber barriers around any vegetables that you are growing in your garden. You can also over your crops with special insect mesh that will keep smaller pests at bay, making it impossible for them to access what they came in search of.
Stay Up-To-Date With Your Harvest
Whether you are harvesting eggs from your backyard chicken coop, or you are collecting fruits, herbs and vegetables from your garden, you need to ensure that you stay up-to-date with your harvest. Overripe or over rotten food, as well as uncollected eggs can lead to insects, rodents and other pests quickly infesting your outdoor space.
Stay on top of your harvest so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labour, instead of the neighbourhood pests.
Keep Your Backyard Pest-Free And Get More From Your Space
Taking measures to eliminate pests from your backyard, and keep them away, will allow you to get more use out of your outdoor areas moving forward. Whether you want to tend to your vegetable patch, relax in the sunshine, play with the kids or entertain friends, you will be able to enjoy your garden more, knowing that it is free of unwanted visitors.