A Guide To Proper Pest Control
March 23rd, 2017
If you take care of a garden at your home or even your place of business, one of the issues that you are going to need to be most concerned with is pest control. If you let weeds and pests take over your garden, it is not going to last long, and there are a few aspects to garden pest control in particular that you are going to want to be aware of.
When it comes to pest control, there are a few things in particular that are important for you to know. Weeds are the ultimate garden pests, as they can take over your plant population or your front lawn in as little as a matter of days. It is therefore necessary that you take constant care of your garden, weeding regularly.
Although caring for your lawn can definitely feel like a full time job, there are ways to make it more fun. Setting a schedule is a great idea, because then you can plan your gardening around the other tasks in your day to day life, and make it less of a chore.
One of the biggest pest control problems, other than weeds, is red spider mites. This is a pest control issue that you are going to want to learn about because if you are not aware of how to deal with the mites, they can tear your garden apart.
These are members of the Tetranychidae Family, which means that they are related to spiders and crabs rather than insects. These are tiny little spiders that have bristly backs. They are so small that you would probably not notice them unless you looked closely enough. If you have a problem with spider mites, the best thing you can do is mist the plant regularly because they dislike humidity.
Another important pest control issue involves aphids. These are oval shaped insects which grow to about 3mm long with long legs and antennae. They can be almost any color including green, pink, brown, black, yellow and white, and they live in small colonies or groups and often have white shells.
They can be extremely damaging to plants and so they must be dealt with immediately. The best way to deal with them is to remove as many as possible by hand with a soft brush and then take the plant and swish it upside down in a weak solution of soapy water. Keep in mind that for a tougher plant, you will want to rinse it with the garden rose and make sure that you pay particular attention to the underside of the leaves.