How To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Yard

When it comes to summertime, there are not a lot of things that are more annoying than sitting in your backyard on a pleasant afternoon and being unable to enjoy it because of all the bugs swarming around you! The problem, of course, is that bugs seem to be a staple of the summer, and it can often seem like it is impossible to get rid of them, no matter what you do or what measures you try to take!

One of the main reasons people feel that they are unable to get rid of bugs is because they try to do so by spraying pesticides, but while these poisons will keep away bugs for a time, they will also keep away the birds and bats (and other bugs) that eat bugs, so as soon as this pesticide wears off, you end up with a yard full of bugs again – and with nothing there to eat them!


It is important for you to remember that most of the animals that eat bugs are creatures of habit (meaning that once they have marked your yard as a “no go” area, they will not soon come back), whereas bugs are creatures of opportunity (meaning that they will come back to your yard as soon as they can!). Because of this, the best way to keep bugs out of your yard is actually to make sure you are keeping helpful critters in your yard – and this will not be possible if you are spraying a bunch of chemicals in your yard!

With a bit of research, you will find that there are a number of plants that are natural deterrents to bugs, and once you find the plants that will work for the part of the country in which you live, you can plant these plants to keep bugs away. And what’s more, these plants will give birds and other helpful creatures a natural, comfortable place to hang out – and in this way, you can clear up your bug problem altogether!