Category: Pest control
If you’re interested in improving your garden, you’ve probably wondered: what is yard and garden pest and insect control? Here are some basic definitions:
Insects are soil-dwelling creatures that feed on plant parts that come into contact with the soil. Although you can outgrow a few small insects that feed on roots, a large number of soil-dwelling insects can severely limit your harvest or kill your plants. Therefore, preventive measures are important, such as planting in well-cultivated soil and inspecting the plants frequently. Check under leaves, inside developing fruit, and along the stems and plant base to identify areas with pest damage.
To get the most effective pest control, you need to learn which insects invade your garden and which ones are beneficial to it. Insects are attracted to both chemicals and to visual cues. While visual traps are most effective at attracting specific types of pests, lure traps can attract larger populations of insects to them. It’s best to keep lure traps at least 30 feet from your garden or yard. Avoid using ultraviolet and electronic traps.
To discourage insect infestations, plant native plants that are not invasive. They attract beneficial insects as well as bad ones. Do a little research before you buy new plants and make sure to inspect them carefully. Small bugs can hitch a ride on your plants, so make sure you inspect them before buying them. Additionally, consider installing fencing to protect your garden from damage by animals and pests. This type of fencing can be difficult to install and requires professional skill. Consider hiring a professional for this task