There are a few considerations for Bryan and College Station property owners that they can employ as natural pest control options. These are opportunities that work to control pest populations for some pests. Inside we look at what you can do as a property owner to counter pest invasions.
- Install a Bat Box – While bats are considered pests when they roost in the attic or walls of your home, they are actually very beneficial mammals. They use sonar to find and eat night flying insects, such as mosquitoes, moths, and many others. If your home is plagued by mosquitoes a bat box can help. These are specialized structures that you install on your property, away from the house. The bats roost there and at twilight emerge to consumer mosquitoes. They will not eat all of the mosquitoes and if the problem persists you can also talk to us about mosquito control that is safe to use with bats.
- Birdhouses – Not all birds are pests. The Phoebe is an amazing friend that hunts insects during the day. In fact, there is a long list of birds that feed on insects. Another option is a nuthatch. They make their home in a crevice in a tree. Check out the Texas Parks PDF on Texas Birds and you can discover which birds you’d like to attract to your yard.
- Owl Boxes – If you have an ongoing rodent problem a good solution is to employ an owl or two. Owls, like many rodents are nocturnal and this predator is easy to attract simply by installing an owl box.
Learn more about pest control and the natural ways to reduce pest control populations by reaching out to our professionals. We are happy to answer questions. We provide comprehensive pest control throughout Bryan and College Station.