When it comes to being eco-friendly in your home, there is usually a bit of a dark side: wildlife infestation, specifically when it comes to unwelcome guests like flies, spiders, ants, and so on. While everyone should work towards being eco-friendly and even creating a home that resonates with them, usually, the bug issue is one that really causes a massive problem.
But is there actually anything you can do? When it comes to both indoors and outdoors, there are technically some ways to manage this. So, with that said, here’s everything you need to know to create that wildlife-friendly home without all the stress of a potential infestation!
Look into Native Plants
Why not kickstart your wildlife-friendly journey with native plants? They not only beautify your surroundings but also attract local wildlife. The bonus? Native plants are adapted to the local ecosystem, reducing the risk of invasive pests wreaking havoc.
Consider the Landscaping
So, this might be a hot topic, but trimmed lawns aren’t actually good for wildlife. If you have the luxury to make your grass longer, you should. But of course, if you live in an HOA neighborhood, then you’re basically not allowed (and will need to try to find other ways to make it eco-friendly). But of all, if you’re taking out the short grass, you can consider other things too. After all, landscaping is the canvas of your wildlife masterpiece. So, you’re going to want to incorporate features like bird baths, butterfly gardens, and bird feeders. But in general, a strategically placed brush pile or rock stack can create shelter for small critters without inviting the wrong kind of guests.
Secure Your Waste Management
For the most part (but not always), one issue that comes up is the amount of pest that comes into homes. Yes, you should get fly screens for all types of windows and doors installed in your home to deal with this in the first place. Generally speaking, pests usually come into the home due to poor waste management. Do you have dirty drains? Is trash overflowing? Are any old fruits going bad in the kitchen?
What you need to understand is that proper waste management is your secret weapon. So you’ll need to keep trash bins sealed, compost properly, and dispose of food waste responsibly. So, just by denying pests a feast, you’re maintaining a harmonious balance between wildlife and a pest-free home.
Your Space Needs to Be Cleaned Up
This is basically piggy-packing on above, but a wildlife-friendly home doesn’t mean surrendering to chaos. You seriously need to maintain your outdoor spaces regularly to ensure a clean and inviting environment for wildlife without providing hiding spots for potential pests.
Consider Insect Hotels
Something else you’re going to want to do is to provide a warm welcome for beneficial insects by installing insect hotels. Why even do this? Well, these charming structures offer shelter for pollinators and pest-eating bugs without opening the door to unwanted critters looking to crash the party.
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