Did you know the best way to keep pests away is to take preventative measures? You can use pesticides to control pests when they arrive, but what if you can cut down on pests before they even make a home in your yard?
There are certain plants you can plant that actually repel pests, such as marigolds, petunias, and dahlias, to name a few. If you plant some of those you have made your first step in getting rid of pests. You should consider keeping all plant life and trees at least six inches from your home, as this helps with the creepy crawlies who can live indoors as well as outdoors.
If you use mulch, consider changing it out for red stones. If you really think about it, mulch is nothing more than decaying vegetation. And it can bring in a whole host of unwanted pests. Sure it’s nice to look at but it is also a tasty treat for bugs and pests.
These are few things to consider when landscaping, if you don’t want to have to deal with pests. This is not to say you won’t have a pest problem at some point but it will certainly cut down on unwanted visitors.