How to protect your garden from pests?



If you're an avid gardener, chances are you've come across pests that have caused damage to your plants. It is therefore important to know how to protect your garden from pests. In this article, we'll go over the most effective methods of eliminating pests from your garden and preventing them from returning.


Identify types of pests


The first step in protecting your garden from pests is to know what types of pests you are dealing with.

Here is a list of the most common pests:

  • Insects: They can be crawling or flying and often attack the leaves, stems and roots of plants.
  • Rodents: Mice, rats and moles are the most common and cause considerable damage to plant roots and bulbs.
  • Weeds: They can attract certain types of pests and prevent normal plant growth.


How to eliminate pests?


Once you have identified the types of pests, you can choose the most suitable methods to eliminate them.

Here are some of the most effective methods:

  • Crawling insects: Use diatomaceous earth, a natural product that dehydrates insects.
  • Flying insects: Use sticky pheromone traps or bait traps to attract insects and trap them.
  • Rodents: Use mouse traps or poisonous baits to eliminate rodents.
  • Weeds: Use a concentrated pelargonic acid weed killer to kill weeds without using environmentally harmful pesticides.


How to prevent pests?


It is better to prevent pests than to eliminate them.

Here are some preventive measures you can take to protect your garden:
Avoid overwatering your plants, as moisture attracts pests.
Use organic fertilizers to strengthen the plants and make them more resistant to pests.
Avoid planting plants that are susceptible to pests in your area.