3 Tips to Have the Perfect Backyard

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taking care of your yardBeing a homeowner can be a lot of fun when it comes time to decorate your home’s interior. You get to spend your time picking out cool art pieces, nice furniture, and rearranging things exactly the way you want them. Make sure, however, you’re not ignoring your outdoor property.

Taking care of your yard is extremely important, as you could end up drastically lowering your home’s property value if you continue to neglect your front yard and backyard. Here are a few tips to follow when you are taking care of your yard.

Work with pest control services
Taking care of your yard involves getting rid of any and all insects that could cause damage. Not only could these pests eat your grass and ruin your landscape, they can eventually make their way to your home and damage your home’s wood. It’s best to hire an exterminator who is trained on getting rid of these unwanted pests.

In addition to working with a professional exterminator, you should also do everything you can to prevent these bugs from infesting your property in the first place. The best way to do this is to maintain at least six inches of clearance between soil and your home’s structural wood as a way to prevent termites and similar pests from accessing your home. In addition, make sure to keep all wooden areas elevated and preferably off your property.

Plant a small garden
Planting a garden in your yard will increase your property value no matter how large or small it is. In addition to providing aesthetic benefits to your property, you’ll also just enjoy spending more time in your yard, which is an added bonus of having a garden. Gardening might not be for everyone, though, but simply planting a few nice plants and small trees can help take your land to the next level.

Stay on top of yard work
The most important tip to keep your yard looking good is actually paying attention to your land’s maintenance needs. Mow the lawn at least once a week, make sure you’re watering plants enough, and regularly monitor every inch of your lawn.

As long as you’re staying on top of your lawn’s maintenance, planting a small garden, and working with pest professionals, your property is going to look much better.

Want to keep the pests at bay? Contact Dixon Pest Services today if you need help combating those unwanted bugs.

Dealing With Unwanted Mosquitoes On Your Property? Know These 3 Things

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how to get rid of mosquitoesDealing with mosquitoes can be such a nightmare for any homeowner. It’s important to know how to get rid of mosquitoes so these pests don’t ruin all your outdoor get-togethers you plan on having throughout the summer.

In order to effectively get rid of mosquitoes, however, you’re going to have to know a few important things. Here are a few factors to keep in mind as you take on your unwanted property pests.

Know when mosquitoes are most active

Being able to identify when you’re home is at risk of a mosquito infestation is an essential part of combating these pests. According to Mosquito Magnet, there are 176 species of mosquitos in the U.S., and a lot of the various species have different activity levels and habits. Many mosquito species are most active during the day but there are still plenty that bite more at night. The most common house mosquito (Culex pippins) typically bites during the evening and the first few hours of the night.

Know who to contact

HomeAdvisor reports that the average cost to hire an insect control service averages between $109 and $284 depending on the severity of the problem. If you notice a significant amount of mosquitoes swarming around your backyard you should hire an exterminator. Trying to fix this problem on your own can result in nothing more than you getting an abundance of mosquito bites. Don’t put yourself at risk if the problem is severe — get professional help.

Know what to look for

Although even a single mosquito can be annoying and cause skin irritation for nearly an entire week, just seeing one doesn’t mean you have a serious infestation on your hands. As long as there are only one or two mosquitoes flying around your property, you should be totally fine. But as soon as you begin to see a lot more bugs flying around, that’s when it’s time to get professional help and get these bugs off your lawn.

Don’t let these bugs ruin your property. If you want to learn more about how to get rid of mosquitoes or seek professional pest control services, contact Dixon Pest Services right away.

Dixon Pest Services, Inc.1706 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-391-1815