It’s the best time of year to be getting the most out of your garden. Sunshine and warm weather mean beautiful flowers, and fresh fruit and vegetables to bring straight to your table. Unfortunately, it’s never that simple, and there are several pests around that will try to destroy your hard work before you have the chance to enjoy it.
Which Pests are worst for the garden ?
The most notorious pests for gardens are aphids. They are very small, shaped like pears, and love to take over your fruits and vegetables. Caterpillars, cutworms, cabbage maggots, and a wide variety of beetles will also love to feast on your greens. But, don’t let these pests take away from your hobby.
Handling Garden Pests
There are both organic and insecticide methods to control garden pests allowing you to get the most out of your flowers, fruits and vegetables. Lady bugs for example can be a great deterrent to Aphids, and often simply spraying water or using special, safe insecticidal soap will also rid your plants of these pesky bugs. For worms and caterpillars, you might try encouraging natural predators such as birds to visit your gardening site and let nature run its course. Beetles can be a bit trickier, and often must be picked off by hand. Finding all these little creatures and removing them one by one is a time consuming process, so certain safe insecticides are often the most efficient way to get rid of them for good.
If organic methods are failing you, and you still are having trouble controlling the pest problem in your garden, then consulting expert exterminators is your next best step. Professionals will be able to guide you to the best possible treatments for whatever particular pest is bugging your plants while also making sure that your fruits and vegetables are unharmed.