Yard Cleanup After A Storm

Yard Cleanup After A Storm Hurricane Ida was quite devastating to the state of Louisiana. The winds threw debris everywhere not only damaging roofs, but also leaving a huge mess. If your yard had a lot of wind damage from the 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 and it safe, you will want to begin your yard clean up.  Collect the smaller pieces of wood and consider using 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 firewood 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.  Yard cleanup after a storm is a lot of work, but it can really make a difference in helping with reducing the pests and mosquito population around your home.

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.

We will fix your Pest Problems.

We have effective solutions that will help to eliminate pest problems throughout the year. Our custom treatments adapt to the seasons to address seasonal pest activity to protect your home and business all year long. We provide Residential and Commercial Pest Control and Termite Control Services for the Southshore, Northshore, and the River Parishes of Louisiana. Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore (Slidell) at (985) 643-6542, and Northshore (Mandeville) at 985-892-4450.

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