Having pests in your garden or home can be an annoying hassle at best, and a potential source of danger and contamination at worst. But many pesticides can also damage your plants, home, and infect the area around them with chemicals. It’s a double-edged sword with no benefit, which is why many people turn to other ways to deal with bugs. Methods of organic tick control and other organic ways to control pests work just as well without the potential harm.
One of the ways people discourage animals from munching on their plants is to spray them with a mixture of water, detergent, and hot sauce. Apparently, the animals don’t find that tasty at all, and many of them won’t be back. Placing lava rocks around your bushes will also keep cats and squirrels out, as well as bugs like termites and slugs.
They also install barriers and traps around the perimeter of the garden to prevent the pests from getting in, such as mesh fencing. Other gardeners turn the tables on the pests by attracting other animals that are beneficial to the garden. Such as using feeders and birdbaths to attract birds or bat boxes to attract bats.
These animals eat most bugs that prey on plants, keeping your garden and yard free from their influence. Certain types of plants can also attract and repel other types of bugs when placed with others. For instance, planting dill beside any cabbage will attract moths that eat bugs coming for the cabbage.
Do some research on these types of relationships and then style your garden around them. Pest control doesn’t have to be all on you, and sometimes you can let nature’s natural predators and prey take care of the problem for you. Experiment with different methods and find one that suits you, then let your garden grow!