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What Brings Bugs Into Your Yard?


This summer, while you and your family are enjoying your garden, patio, and porch, you might see bugs that are looking for a place to hang out. These intruders are not your neighbors who are just interested. It’s an aphid.

Since insects are naturally nocturnal, they want to be close to places where they can get food, water, or shelter. This often puts them close to people. Some insects can kill you, but most are safe and just bothersome. These include mosquitoes and bugs that sting.

Did you know that mosquitoes only need a half-inch of still water to breed? Things like birdbaths, kiddie pools, grill covers, and potted plants in your yard could be great places for birds to nest.

Vista Pest Control wants to explain this situation and give you some tips on how to keep pests out of your backyard this summer. We can help you get rid of bugs, mosquitoes, and termites, and we can also take care of your lawn.

Food & Water Source

Most backyards have a range of food sources, which attracts insects. Fruits, veggies, flowering plants, and even trash or compost bins are examples of these things. Bees, butterflies, and bugs are drawn to the nectar and pollen of flowers, while other insects, like flies, are drawn to things that have started to break down.

Bugs may be attracted to backyards with water features like birdbaths, ponds, or even still water in containers. For example, mosquitoes need water to lay their eggs, so any standing water in a backyard could be a breeding place for them.

Optimal Area to Nest

Many kinds of insects like to hide and build their homes in backyards. Flowers, long grasses, trees, bushes, and even man-made structures like wooden fences or yard houses are all examples of plants. Insects like ants, wasps, and bees may set up colonies or homes in these places.

It’s important to remember that not all bugs are annoying or dangerous. In fact, many different kinds of insects play important roles in pollination, decomposition, and keeping the ecosystem in balance. But if you’re worried about certain bugs or the number of bugs in your house, it’s time to call or text Vista Pest Control.

Getting Rid of Pests in Your Backyard

How can you keep bugs from coming into your yard? Here are six ideas from Vista Pest Control that will help you reach your goal:

Use a bug repellent that has been approved by the EPA, like DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, when you are outside. If you plan to spend a lot of time in tall grass, you might want to wear long arms and tuck your pants into your socks.

To stop mosquitoes from growing in your yard, get rid of any pools of water and change the water in birdbaths and kiddie pools all the time. Put trash cans away from places where people like to hang out. Cover trash with tight-fitting lids and seal any trash. When cooking outside, cover all food to keep away hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets.

Ticks and mosquitoes can hide in weeds and trees that are full of bugs. Keep up with cutting the grass and tidying the bushes. Seal holes in the base and around windows and doors, put screens on windows and doors, and check dogs and people before coming inside to keep these pests outside, where they belong.

Contact the reliable and friendly pest control pros in California right away. if bugs keep you from going outside and doing things. We can look at the situation and give you pest control options that will work and meet your needs.

The pest control experts at Vista Pest Control appreciate your help in keeping pests out of your home and yard until the next time we talk.


Vist Pest Control has been a full service residential and commercial pest control company for more than a decade.

We are a locally owned company that is well established in our local communities. 


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