Yard Cleanup After A Storm

Yard Cleanup After A Storm While Gordon did not make much of an impact in Louisiana, the system was reminder that we are in the height of Hurricane season. If your yard receives wind damage from a storm there are few things you should keep in mind when cleaning up your yard.

Yard Debris & Pest Control

Big storms could cause twigs and branches to break off the trees in your yard. Once the weather has cleared, you will want to collect the smaller pieces of wood, maybe even use a chainsaw to cut bigger branches into more manageable wood pieces. You could just put the wood into a pile to be picked up, or you could stack it and use it as fire wood for fireplaces, fire pits or even wood fire BBQs. It is important to keep the pile of wood as far away from your home as possible. Old wood attracts termites and if you put one of the wood stacks right next to your house, you are partially inviting these pesky little bugs into your home.

After a storm, there will most likely be a lot of leaves strewn about. Leaves, no matter what size they are, can collect water. Even the tiniest pool of water can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. As a matter of fact,  the Aedes Mosquitoes, which are abundant across Louisiana, prefer to lay eggs in or near standing water, according to the Louisiana Office of Public Health. These mosquitoes are the same species that spread Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever as well as the Zika and West Nile Virus.  Experts say they are difficult to control because they lay their eggs in very small breeding sites, and they have become resistant to chemical insecticides.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

If you just can’t seem to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard get the In2Care® Mosquito Trap. The In2CarThe In2Care® Mosquito Trap uses water with an odor  to attract egg-laying Aedes mosquitoes. Once inside the plastic container, they come in contact with a biological control agent that eliminates them. The system uses a fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease transmission. It exploits the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the trap. This way, you can get rid of larvae in small and hard to find spots. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is the first trap that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. The larvicide is US-EPA-approved and World Health Organization-recommended.  Call Terminix today to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. The system can protect you and your family for only $95 per month.

If termites are a problem in your house, Terminix can create a custom tailored pest control service to meet your specific needs. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs.

Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.

Experience is what separates Terminix from other companies and you from every pest threat.