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Spring into Action Now to Prevent Pests Later

Nine Landscaping Tips that Can Help Prevent Pests

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services

As the snow melts and the weather starts to warm this month, one of the first things you’ll want to do is freshen up your landscaping for spring. But did you know that certain landscaping choices could increase pest pressures on your property? Pests such as ants, cockroaches, and rodents become active in the warmer months looking for the food and water more readily available this time of year.

The decisions you make now can stop pests from becoming a huge problem later. Whether you’re designing a new landscape from scratch or just adding fresh colors for spring, be sure to follow these tips to avoid unwelcome tenants on your property.

Flowers and Plants

Trees and Vegetation


Water Features

Landscaping plays a big role in the overall appearance of you property, but if not managed properly, it can also attract pests. Use these tips to stay ahead of pest activity this spring and be sure to work with your pest management professional to prevent pest issues before they start.

Hope Bowman is a Technical Specialist and Board Certified Entomologist with Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest management company serving businesses and homeowners in major Northeastern markets.