Is Your Yard More Susceptible to Insect Infestations During Summer?

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Is Your Yard More Susceptible to Insect Infestations During Summer? | The Experienced GardenerIf your yard had a “busy season,” it would definitely be summer. In the winter, pests are lying dormant in the cold weather. And in the spring, they’re still thawing out and readjusting to the living world. But in summer? It’s all systems go during the dog days. The air is dry, the sun is warm and insects are out looking for food.

So is your yard more susceptible to insect infestations during summer? Absolutely. But do you understand why? And what to do about it?

  • Your Yard is a Pest Haven

Seriously, just think about all of the attractive targets you could have in the yard. Do you keep firewood or old lumber in the backyard? That’s a likely nesting spot for termites. They’ll set up shop nearby and now you’ve got termites on the premises. How long do you think it will be until they hit your house?

If you have a garden, this is a popular gathering spot for pests as well. You can utilize pesticide to protect your plants, but there are certainly natural methods available, too. And finally, watch out for standing water. Mosquitoes love standing water of any kind, including swimming pools, hot tubs, bird baths and fountains. And mosquitoes aren’t merely annoying these days; they can be quite dangerous.

  • How Should I Protect Myself?

For starters, get rid of any standing water immediately. It’s time to start taking mosquitoes more seriously. You also need to clear any old wood or lumber from the yard, and get rid of any old tree stumps to prevent termites. Additionally, you can consider planting varieties of plants and flowers that are more resistant to pest issues.

  • What Happens If I Develop An Infestation?

Well, it depends on the type of infestation. Some insects are very small and won’t cause infestations, but they will infect trees with disease. If you spot a tree that has inexplicable dying branches or other signs of distress, it’s likely a disease; you should contact us right away. You can save some trees from doom, but only if you act quickly and understand the correct course of action. We do.

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