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How to Keep Your Patio Pest-Free This Summer

In the outdoors, pests are a fact of life. In Las Vegas, we have an influx of pets in the summer and fall months. With spring and summer in the air, these are the perfect few months to spend outside before it gets too hot. You’ll most likely also not want to deal with pests as you’re having your first baroque of the summer. While it is impossible to keep all pests out of your yard, you can keep some of the more dangerous ones at bay. How do you keep your backyard safe for your family and guests?

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What Pests are in My Las Vegas Backyard?

Scorpions. One of the more popular pests that will be hiding in your backyard. Famous to the desert, these pests have a painful sting that can be deadly to children and animals.

Ants. They are everywhere! It’s impossible to eradicate ants altogether, but you can control their population by getting rid of ant hills.

Spiders. Las Vegas is home to many spiders, two of them being the black widow and brown recluse. Both of these spiders are poisonous and dangerous to your health.

Bees, wasps, and hornets. These pests love to nest under patios and overhangs and can have a nasty sting.

Outdoor Living Tips and Tricks.

If you are planning on having a family barbecue or gardening party, you don’t want any pests surprising you as you turn over rocks or dust off your patio furniture. Here are a few tips to make your home less attractive to pests.

  • Get rid of standing water. Water almost always attracts pests. If you have a leaky hose or dripping sprinkler, it is in your best interest to get it fixed.
  • Keep your lawn and shrubs trimmed. Spiders and scorpions will hide in overgrown shrubs and unkept yards.
  • Know how to identify nests and ant hills. Even one ant hill can contain thousands of ants, and bee nests are just plain dangerous.
  • Clean your patio space regularly. Pull out all your patio furniture, toys, baskets, bins, etc to ensure that no pests are lurking in forgotten places. Food and sticky spills will also attract ants.

Long-Term Prevention

DIY methods and cleaning can only do so much for pest prevention. Ultimately, hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your home is safe for you and your family. Anver Pest Control is the best in Las Vegas at protecting your home, and we are committed to keeping our customers safe from pests both inside and outside the home. Contact us today for a free home inspection!

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