It is always upsetting when you go out to enjoy your beautiful yard only to discover that some type of pest has been damaging your plants. Before you take drastic action, however, consider the further damage you can do by using the wrong methods to control pests. There are ways to control pests in your yard without harming your plants, friendly insects, or the environment.
The old saying “knowledge is power” has never been more true than when you are dealing with yard pests. Before you take any steps to eradicate the problem, you have to know what you are dealing with.
However, identifying yard pests can be a problem, since there are hundreds of species of insects, not to mention other animals, as well as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other organisms that can harm your yard. Begin by asking a few basic questions:
While prevention is always the best strategy for pest control, there are times when you must take stricter measures. Begin by ensuring that your plants are healthy; a healthy plant is much better able to ward off pest depredations.
There are also low-level interventions you can perform to help protect your plants. Picking off harmful insects and spraying plants with water in targeted sprays can be beneficial, but require a great deal of work on your part.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to handle yard pests is to trust an expert who focuses on total landscape management. Juniper Landscape Company has been helping San Diego home and business owners control pests for many years. Give us a call today to learn how we can use non-invasive, eco-friendly methods to help you control your pest problems!