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Guide To A Pest Free Yard in St. Louis

Now before I get started, making your yard free of pests is a little misleading.  This is really just a guide on to reduce the amount of pests that you might of normally had.  Making a yard 100% pest free is really an unrealistic plan but we can come close.  Here is a list of few things that can really help.

  1. Rake Up Leaves. Removing old leaves that have collected around your foundation, under decking, and in window wells will help eliminate potential harborage areas for all kinds of pests.
  2. Remove Standing Water. Standing water can be a problem for a variety of pests but the one that is most troublesome is the mosquito.  Providing them a place to breed will only give your restless evening trying to relax outside.  But don’t just think of standing water being stick in buckets or pots.  You can also have them breed in clogged gutters that hold water or bird baths that don’t get refreshed daily.
  3. Trim Grass / Weeds. Keeping all vegetation trimmed will prevent all kinds of pests from living in your yard.  The higher the vegetation gets, the more pests will find this attractive.  This includes insects and rodents.  High vegetation allows pests to move about more freely becuase they can easily hide in tall foilage.
  4. Clean Up Debris. If you keep a brush pile, fire wood or and other debris piles around your home, you might be asking for trouble when it come to bothersome pests.  You can attract pests such as termites, brown recluse spiders, rodents and even snakes to make their home here.  Reducing any amount of debris around your home will help eliminate harborage areas for these pests.

Yes, this list could go on and on, but this is really designed to open your eyes about your property.  Take a good look at what is around your yard, think like a bug, does something look appealing or do see you a good place to hide?  Reducing pest harborage areas is your best bet to getting a pest free yard.

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns regarding these pests at 636-343-7900 or go to for more information regarding our service options.


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