1. Time of the Year
One possible reason that your yard is infested with pests is from the change of seasons. During warmer months, like the summer and spring, most bugs and other critters become more active, so you’re most likely to see them in your yard. As the weather cools down, there should be a decrease in insect activity. Since our climate in Florida is warmer than in other cooler regions, pests tend to hang around our yards longer.
There are a couple of options you can choose from to remove these pests. One method is to use a pesticide that deters insects and other critters from staying in your yard. Another more natural method to decrease pests is to burn citronella candles or plant bug-repellant plants like citronella, chrysanthemums, lavender, and more.
2. Lack of Good Insects and Arachnids
To increase these little helpers around your yard, you can add plants that attract beneficial insects to your yard. These plants could include bottlebrush, buckwheat, creeping thyme, mint, rudbeckia, and more. Also, to protect the critters that come around, make sure whatever pesticide you use only targets the specific pest you want to get rid of.
3. Issues with Watering
Another possible reason your yard is infested with pests is improper watering. To maintain a healthy lawn you need the right amount of water. Too little or too much, and it can quickly become unhealthy and an unhealthy yard is unable to fight off disease or bugs. Also, any stagnant water in your yard can quickly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. To avoid attracting these pests to your yard, empty stagnant water, don’t overwater in rainy seasons, and water more in hot or dry weather.