Gardens attract more than sightseers when they start to bloom. Pests also love to flock to gardens when temperatures begin thawing each spring, eager to find food and shelter. Fortunately, homeowners can take action now to discourage pests such as beetles and fruit flies from infiltrating their gardens and destroying their vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Consider implementing these pest control tips soon to protect your hard work throughout the coming warm weather.
3 Pest Control Tips for Gardens
1. Remove Damaged Plants
Whether they’ve fallen prey to pesky insects or disease, damaged plants can ultimately attract pests such as worms, slugs, and beetles. Many pests seek refuge and hide beneath dead leaves, yard debris, and garden plants. Remove any dead or damaged specimens to prevent them from attracting pests.
2. Deter Pests With Scents
One effective method of natural pest control is planting herbs such as citronella, mint, catnip, lemongrass, and basil in your garden. The aroma of these herbs will drive away flies and other aphids as well as many beetles that could eat leaves and stems, killing your harvest and decor.
3. Install a Barrier
Insects aren’t the only pests you have to worry about destroying your garden. Mice, rabbits, deer, and squirrels are also possibilities. You can combat these critters by installing a barrier such as a fence or retaining wall along the perimeter of your garden. This is especially helpful if your yard isn’t fenced.
Sometimes do-it-yourself methods don’t work. That’s when professional pest control services can help. Quality Exterminators of Georgia in Statesboro has been helping homeowners and businesses for more than 35 years, eliminating such pests as termites, ticks, ants, fleas, rodents, beetles, and silverfish—indoors and outdoors. Their technicians arrive quickly and employ effective, natural, and safe techniques and products to rid properties of nuisance insects and critters. Call (912) 764-6173 or visit their website today to learn more about their pest control services.