Year-Round Pest Control Begins in the Spring

The first day of spring is right around the corner and with it comes the return of yard pests of all types. At Snowball Pest Control, we know that year-round pest prevention begins in the spring and we’re here to make sure your lawn is ready for summer fun! From DIY tips and tricks to professional application from our team, this article is designed to make sure you get the most out of your summer.

DIY Lawn Care Tips for Spring

When you think of summer time, you think of backyard barbeques, kids’ birthday parties, and nights around a firepit with friends and family. However, to fully enjoy these events, your yard has to be free of pests. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your lawn is summer ready.

  1. Spring Cleanup – Yard debris like leaves, rotting wood, and dead plants are the perfect place for bugs to make their home. Take some time and remove any debris that has accumulated in your yard over the fall and winter months to minimize hospitable areas for pests. This includes raking up dead leaves, removing rotting wood, and throwing away any trash.
  2. Trim Bushes and Brush: Thick, overgrown foliage is another place for pests to take up residence. Keeping your bushes and shrubs trimmed to a manageable size ensures that pests don’t have a place to hide or build their nests.
  3. Water Application and Removal: Proper water treatment is essential for your lawn to be healthy, which encourages good wildlife to take up residence or visit your property. Make sure your lawn is properly watered, but also take the time to eliminate standing water that could become a mosquito breeding ground.
  4. DIY Pest Control Application: Your local home improvement store is a great resource for outdoor pest control products. We recommend applying ant killer around the perimeter of your home in early spring before a problem occurs. Make sure to do your research though as many pest DIY pest control products can do more harm than good. Unless you know exactly what products your lawn needs, it’s best to leave this part to the professionals.

Following these tips is a great first step in making sure your lawn is ready for summer and free of pests throughout the season. A little early care will keep your property safe for pets and people and could prevent the need for more extensive pest control down the road.

Professional Pest Prevention Services

Another great way to keep your lawn free of pests is to call Snowball Pest Control for prevention services. Our team will evaluate your lawn and apply products that are safe for kids and pets. We will go over options with you so that you can make an informed decision based on your family’s needs and all of our products are proven safe and effective, so you never have to worry about damaging your lawn.

Schedule an Appointment With Snowball Pest Control Today

Get an early start on pest control by giving us a call today for an onsite evaluation. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and we offer both one-time and recurring services to keep your lawn pest-free all year long. Call us today at (859) 635-7793 to learn more about our services and to get the right pest control service for your home.