Pest control: Here’s what you need to know
Pests, be it indoors or outdoors, they can cause us many problems. From damaging our harvest to destroying our furniture or carrying deadly diseases, pests are notorious for the cost they can add to our living. However, with some very simple techniques, we can control their occurrence and hence aid to our own healthy and sound living.
Let’s take a peek at some remedies that we can try for ourselves at to keep these nasty beings at bay:
With some assistance from the internet, we can easily make our own pest traps.
Basically, pest traps work by luring the insects/pests and then keeping them hooked either by having a much narrower exit, or by using chemicals to stick the pests. You can learn the techniques of making a very efficient insect trap by reading our how-to blog on carpenter bee control.
- Use Sticky Traps
You can try making your own DIY traps by using resources easily available. Simply, it can be made by coating a thin layer of sticky substance like glue and sticky gels. While choosing the color of the substance, you should be particularly careful because different colors attract different groups of pests. There are many organic adhesives available in the market in variety of options for use.
- Don’t Kill all those beneficial insects.
Not all insects are harmful! With a bit of research, we can easily find out which group of insects are pests and which are not. For example, creepy crawlers like Orcons and other creepy crawlers are known to eat and hence destroy garden pests like aphids, flies, mealy bugs and brown garden snails. Moreover, there are parasitic nematodes that destroy the pests underground.
- Backyard tips
This might sound a little off the bar, but its practically the best solution to garden pests. Chickens are naturally brilliant at picking insects, and with them roaming and scratching your backyard, you won’t have to bother about the pests. Additionally, you can handpick some of the pests and let your chicken savor the protein rich diet.