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How to keep garden pests away from your yard

Updated on January 1, 2012

Keeping certain garden pests away make take some effort on your end, especially when you start to witness some pest damage on your garden soil and plants. But given the proper knowledge and tools on how to eliminate these pestering bugs can also be worth your while. So save your garden by taking action right away. Learn how to by reading further of this article.

Always know what you’re dealing with

Not all pests are created equal, as each one can create different damages to your garden. So if your plot has been neglected for some time already, don’t be surprised if it starts to look out of shape. And if you start seeing holes on your plants, a deformation or discoloration on the leaves (which are just some of the common scenarios), then there’s a possibility that you have a pest invasion at hand. So check the symptoms first, determine the culprit/s, and then start treating the problem/s with organic pest control methods before it gets any worse.

Pests Feeding = Damages

When pests feed, there will surely be some form of damage. With this noted, you can try classifying the damages to (1) chewing, and (2) piercing or sucking. Chewing damages can be traced to bugs that possess ‘cutting mouthparts’. These insects are able to put on some impairment to the plant tissue by means of chewing. A few examples of pests that do such harmful acts are beetles, grasshoppers, and caterpillars.

Pests that put injury on plants through means of piercing or sucking are insects and mites. Other bugs that are also into this kind of plant mutilation are aphids, thrips, and stink bugs. These kinds of bugs wound the plants by extracting the liquids out of the plants. This form of impairment also leads to discoloration on damaged foliage (plants that turn from yellow to a brown shade). Fight these bugs by controlling them with organic pest control products.

Controlling pests in the garden

Prevention is always a good step when it comes to a potential pest infestation. It’s the best control method yet (besides using organic pesticide). So should there be potential problems concerning pests in the garden, try to outmaneuver these insects by applying the following practices:

  1. take out minor infiltration of garden pests before it turns into a bigger situation,
  2. keep the soil fertile and you will reap healthy crops,
  3. choose only plants and other produce that can sustain the right temperature, and
  4. always allow for a proper irrigation.

Organic Pest Control Products:

Milky Spore Grub Control

Produced to USDA standards, MILKY SPORE is the safest material ever developed for control over the larvae (grubs) of Japanese Beetles.

Milky Spore is not harmful to beneficial insects, birds, bees, pets or man. The product is approved and registered with EPA, Milky Spore will not affect wells, ponds or streams.

Holy Moley Mole Repelllent

  • Holy Moley Mole Repellent Repels Moles by two modes of action, scent and taste.
  • All Natural made from Castor Oil and Fuller's Earth .
  • Harmless to pets or humans.
  • Safe for use in gardens and around crops.


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