Best Tips to Fight pests in the garden

Pest Control companies accompany a pest controller in his work and gives tips on how to annoy annoying vermin and small animals in the garden in an environmentally sound manner. After a long and very cold winter we are looking forward to the garden season starting again: you sow, plant, water, fertilize and rake what you need. We look forward to the flowering and the harvest and then?

One morning, the lovingly tended green bears witness only to the traces of a nocturnal nature massacre: snails or caterpillars have nibbled all the leaves and gnawed at the small fruits of the strawberries. Aphids let flowers wither away. And the cave network of voles below the lawn is denser than that of the London subway.

What to do against pests?

What to do? The garden trade markets sell slug pellets and poison in all price ranges. However, the highest caution is required here: in the country there is a dramatic insect killing: according to NABU, there are now 75 percent fewer insects than it was about 30 years ago. Numerous studies attribute this, among other things, to the massive use of pesticides such as insecticides.

That’s why pest controller strictly rejects insecticides in the garden, and not just because beneficial insects can also die from it. Improper handling may also be harmful to human health. Garden lovers should urgently note: Let expert advice! Pay attention to the marking “Application in the house and allotment area admissible”! And follow the instructions for use – otherwise fines may be payed! Also note the “Dangerous for the environment” symbol: released substances could, for example, poison the groundwater.

Which pest is the culprit?

If you are unsure of which pests your plants are infected with, take a photo and contact a pest controller of the crop protection service of the Chamber of Agriculture of your state, or a gardening dealer. All of them should be in possession of the “certificate of plant protection”.

Expert tips for ecological pest control

  • Create good conditions for hedgehogs and birds; they are the natural enemies of snails and caterpillars. Create wild hedges, dry stone walls; compost heaps, nesting boxes or insect hotels.
  • Put on mechanical defense: Lay nets and fleeces over beds. Snail fence and copper tape on pots keeps snails away. Use pheromone traps! Yellow boards catch flying pests and glue rings on tree pests.
  • Use beneficial insects: There are nematodes against black weevils, lacewings and parasitic larvae for aphids. Cost: from ten dollars in the garden shop. Follow the instructions for use: Use only with the right application!
  • Use ecological alternatives to pesticides, such as nettle and niem oil. In the specialized trade, there are also casting fluids based on Bacillus thuringiensis. These are environmentally friendly.

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