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Controlling Larger Garden Pestsgarden pests

Not all garden pests are the same. Some are quite larger than your typical aphid or beetle.

There are furry garden pests such as rabbits, moles, and deer. And don’t forget your own or neighbor’s cats and dogs, who can also run through that hard-worked garden trampling and digging their fair share of new flower and vegetable growth.

As you have seen from the video above, the best way to combat those fury garden pests is with a simple fence. However, they can not only be costly, but they also are not quite appealing to look at in the landscape. And if you do decide to go that route, any fencing or coverings will have to be maintained to work and look reasonably good throughout the years.

Organic Controls of Garden Pests 

We do not want to put out traps or harmful chemicals to fix the problem. After all, you do not want to poison your dog or maim the neighbor’s cat. or some other likable invader.

Fortunately, there are more humane options.

Besides fencing and plant covers, you may use harmless chemicals such as simple mothballs placed in and around your planting beds. Going a step further in ‘technology,’ you may try one of the many chemical mixes that various manufacturers make.

You will get that familiar smell of mothballs in them, but they also add some irritating ingredients, such as pepper and garlic. They come in granules for spot treatments of areas and a pre-measured liquid formula that must be attached to a hose. They are suitable for the general application of large areas.

However, take note that these will only last several days. After exposure to rain, wind, and sprinklers, all these devices will lose their punch and must be reapplied.

Higher Tech Pest Control

Several devices on the market will scare off pests using other methods.

One such device will send out an irritating sound that will scare them off and will activate by motion. When the rabbit or other eaters of your vegetation pass the sensor, the device will turn on.

Some sprinklers are motion-activated and will turn on the same way, thus scaring off the animal with a sudden sound and spray of water. Your plants need watering anyway!

Devices like these are low maintenance and will need battery replacement once a year.

Pest Repelling Plants

Here is a list of pest-repelling plants, including plants known for repelling insects, nematodes, and other pests. They may be used in companion.… read on……

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