Gardening is therapeutic; it’s known to reduce stress and improve the immune system. If you’re a gardening enthusiast, we understand how much you love your flowering shrubs. The smell of your freshly grown fruits and vegetables must also make you feel proud.
But if you’re not careful, your garden may be attacked by invaders—the kind that can have several poisonous effects on your yardwork!
Your first line of defense against this enemy is knowledge. Learn everything there is to know about the commonly found pests in gardens. Then use the best preventive techniques to keep them at bay.
For a thorough clean-up of your garden, hire quick and efficient professional pest control services from Xterminator Pest Control, who will safely get rid of all the pests that are infiltrating your garden.
Common garden pests
Some commonly found garden pests that can infest your plants, fruits, and vegetables are:
- Asparagus Beetle
- Bean Beetle
- Cabbage Maggot
- Colorado Potato Beetle
- Mexican Bean Beetle
- Flea Beetle
- Tarnished Plant Bug
- Japanese Beetles
You can use some very simple techniques to reduce the chances of bug infestation in your garden effectively. Here’s a list of tips that will help you in doing so:
Clean your garden frequently
Don’t let the fallen leaves and twigs in your garden become breeding spots for insects. Make sure to clean your garden every week to maintain good hygiene in the space.
Use organic matter
Studies have shown that organically grown crops are more resistant to insects. To make the health of your soil better, use organic matter like compost to nourish it.
This will also keep your soil clean by providing pesticide killing compounds.
Add ‘good’ insects
Make use of nature’s laws by introducing some good insects into your garden. These insects will eliminate all the harmful pests and will make sure that the health of your garden remains top-notch.
Some good insects that you can invite over are:
- Praying mantis
- Soldier beetles
Use natural sprays
Studies have revealed that the excessive use of chemical-based pesticides is harmful to your plants as well as the environment.
Instead of these, use some natural sprays such as garlic sprays, tea tree sprays, or mineral oil sprays to deter the pests infecting your plants. A study reported in the Journal of Scientific Reports showed that garlic oil has substantial effects on the mortality and repellency rate in garden pests.
Researches have also reported the efficacy of mineral oil in repelling pesticides. Mineral oils also have positive effects on the environment.