The Importance of Yard Maintenance

Spring is here, and that means that gardening season is around the corner. Yard care isn’t just about looks, though! While aesthetic appeal plays a big role in gardening, yard care serves a functional purpose as well: pest control!

Your yard is part of the great outdoors, regardless of how manicured it is. Pests such as mosquitoes, ants, termites, and more call your yard home, so it’s important to keep it maintained to prevent them from invading your house.

These are some tips we recommend for your yard care this year!


Water Properly

There is such a thing as too much water! You only need to use as much water as your grass can absorb; anything more will leave standing water that can attract pests. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and any lingering water can provide enough sustenance to keep other pests alive and thriving.


Maintain Your Garden

Pests such as termites thrive in overgrown, unkempt spaces with decomposing plant debris. Trim your bushes, prune your trees, and clear out old mulch to prevent an infestation from starting. Old stumps and roots make excellent breeding grounds for these pests, so make sure to take care of these areas before they become a problem.


Clear Debris from the Foundation

Mulch, leaves, garden debris, wood piles, and more can all provide comfortable homes for pests. Keep any piles away from your foundation to help prevent pests from burrowing into your home. In your landscaping, use rocks or stones against your home instead of dirt, wood chips, or mulch, which can provide shelter for pests. Inspect your foundation regularly and seal up any cracks you find before the pests can find them first.

If pests from your yard are making their way into your home, it’s time to call the pros. At Bug-A-Way Pest Control LLC in Joplin, MO, we’re prepared to handle any pest problem, no matter how severe. Whether you have termites, ants, spiders, roaches, bed bugs, mice, or something else, we’re only a call away. Request a quote online or give us a call at 417.624.2999 with your pest problem!