Preventing a Pest Infestation in Your Commercial Landscaping

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Your outdoor landscape is an incredibly important part of your commercial property. A lush lawn, beautiful plants, and attractive water features all capture the eye and bring clients and guests to your property — no matter what goods or services are sold inside. But a vibrant and lush garden and lawn don’t just happen. Rather, beautiful landscaping requires care and maintenance and one key part of that care and maintenance is preventing a pest infestation from eating and otherwise destroying critical plantlife.

Preventing a Pest Infestation in Your Commercial Landscaping

When people think of the term “pest” and “pest infestation”, generally the first thing that comes to mind is insects like billbugs and cinch bugs. Billbugs and cinch bugs are especially infuriating lawn insects that feed on grass roots, sucking out the nutrients they need and leaving a grassy lawn with yellow and brownish spots. However, while these insects are certainly pests, not all pests are insects.

Pests that can harm your commercial landscaping and deter potential clients include, but are not limited to, raccoons, rats, snails, squirrels, skunks, and certain species of birds that kill beneficial pollinators and leave behind poisonous droppings. Each type of pest has its own time of the year where they tend to be especially prone to infesting an area due to factors like changing temperatures and mating seasons. However, the goal to prevent every pest likely to cause a pest infestation is the same: Keep them from taking shelter on your landscaping.

Do so with the following:

  • Hire a local pest control company knowledgable about the specifics of your area who will come by regularly to look for any signs of encroaching pests.
  • Ensure your landscaping team is timely applying fertilizers and any natural pest-repellant products to ward off pests. Using fertilizers and maintaining the soil’s pH balance will also help boost the overall soil quality of your landscaping, thereby ensuring it gets the nourishment it needs to naturally ward off pests.
  • Incorporate good irrigation and watering techniques, especially if you live in a drier climate or have a landscaping that includes water-loving plants. Water, like fertilizer and soil quality, is a key component to ensuring your plants are healthy and capable of withstanding minor pest damages.
  • Consider incorporating plants or landscape items that will either naturally repel pests or will otherwise deter them.

Ready to Pest Proof Your Commercial Landscaping? Contact Our Team at Express Facility Management

Pests may be a natural part of the world, but that doesn’t mean they have to rule your world, nor do you have to allow a pest infestation. A pest infestation, whether it be by billbugs or raccoons, can have an incredibly detrimental impact on your landscape and your location’s overall reputation. Contact our team at Express Facility Management to learn more about how to control a pest infestation or prevent one from ever starting, and to schedule regular inspections of your commercial landscaping.

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