Pests can be a bother in our flower beds and garden areas. Getting rid of insects and plant diseases can be easy but the larger pests can be troublesome. Here are some additional tips on relieving your beautiful flower garden from all pests, big or small.
- Use insect repellents to control the tiny bugs and other insects that will get into your flower garden. Research the brand and type of repellent that you will be using to make sure it is safe around animals, children, and actually works.
- Use an electric fence or bulb cage to deter larger pests. Being shocked might teach them just the lesson they need to stay away from your flowers.
- Use live traps to catch your pest and then release it far from your house in an appropriate area. This ensures no harm to the animals or pests involved. Use caution so you don’t get bitten or scratched.
- Poison is used for mice and smaller animals like voles. Get poisoned bait and leave it in the area of the flowers that are being victimized. Make sure the bait is safe for children and animals.
- Put up a small fence or wire wrap around your flower garden area to help keep pests out. This will help control the larger animals like bunnies and cats.
- Try using mosquito powder or mosquito control rings around your flowerbeds. This will keep the mosquitoes at bay.
- Sprinkle ant dust around the perimeter of your garden to stop pesky ants of all kinds away.
- Get a Cat Scat mat for your flower garden area. Simply cut the mat to size and lay on the ground. The plastic spikes offer no harm to the cat but are effective in keeping the pest from digging in your flowers.
- Bird netting can protect flower beds, gardens, or fruit bushes and trees from unwanted birds and squirrels from getting a taste of your flowers. The mesh keeps pests out but provided the needed air circulation.
- Pop-up tent type mesh nets can provide additional pest control options for many flower growers. This type of preventative measure keeps out not only the small bugs but the larger animals as well.
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