Pest Tip: Cut Trees and Shrubs Away from House

Plants are bridges insects cross to enter your home. If grass is growing right up against your foundation, insects are more likely to be present. In addition to proximity, poorly placed plants can create even more pest problems b weakening the structural integrity of your home’s exterior.
Many residential pests are fully capable of surviving in nature as well as inside your home. For instance, sugar ants actually farm aphids in order to gather the sweet, honey-like substance they emit. Therefore, if any aphid-harboring plants are near your home’s exterior, chances are you’re in dire need of ant pest control. Maintaining a clear, plant-free zone around your home is great for pest prevention and control.

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