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The main pests of a garden

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Tips for getting rid of garden pests

A garden can be our haven of peace and tranquility, but it can also be a target for various pests that can harm plant health and growth. Knowing how to identify and treat these pests is essential to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. In this article, we'll talk about the main urban garden pests and how to deal with them.

🐜 Ants

Ants are very common insects in gardens and can play an important role in the local ecosystem. They are known for their teamwork and ability to carry objects heavier than their own weight.

However, they can often be seen as a pest, especially when they build their nests in areas close to houses or when they invade the kitchen in search of food. Controlling ants in the garden can be a challenge, but we have the solution to eliminate ants in outdoor areas using Draker insecticide .

🐛 Pine Caterpillar

The pine caterpillar, also known as the processionary caterpillar, is a species of caterpillar with venomous bristles that can cause skin and eye irritation, as well as severe allergic reactions in humans and animals. Caterpillar hairs contain a toxic substance called thaumetopoiein, which can be released into the air when caterpillars are disturbed or when their cocoons are touched.

Dogs are especially vulnerable to these caterpillars, as they can be attracted to the caterpillars and end up licking or biting them, which can lead to breathing problems and even death. It is important to take precautions when coming into contact with the processionary and to avoid unnecessary exposure to these dangerous creatures. To prevent a bollworm infestation , we recommend placing these processionary traps on all pine trees.

🪰 Flies

Flies can be an annoying pest in gardens, especially during the summer. They are attracted to food scraps, garbage, animal droppings and other decaying materials, and can multiply rapidly in warm, humid areas.

Controlling flies in the garden can be accomplished through preventive measures, such as keeping the garden clean and free of decaying materials, and through the use of fly traps . It is also important to keep food stored in sealed containers and to regularly clean areas where pets often roam. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to use specific insecticides to control fly infestation.

🦟 Mosquitoes/Melgas

Mosquitoes in gardens can be a major nuisance for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, especially during summer nights. These insects are common in wet areas or where there is standing water. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes can also pose a health risk, as they can transmit diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever and zika.

Control of mosquitoes in the garden can be done through preventive measures, such as eliminating sources of standing water, keeping the grass trimmed and using natural repellents. It is also possible to use mosquito-specific machines or insecticides to control the pest.

🐁 Rats

Rats can be a worrying pest in gardens, as they can damage plants and pose a risk to public health. Rodents mostly hide in places like bushes, piles of wood or rubble, and feed on a variety of foods, including seeds and fruits.

To avoid this pest in the garden, you will first have to remove all shelters and food sources. Afterwards, it is recommended to use mousetraps and mouse-attractive baits for proper mouse control. In addition, to prevent a rat infestation, it is also important to eliminate holes and crevices in walls and buildings and keep food stored in closed containers.

🐝 Wasps

Wasps are also common in gardens and can pose a threat to public health as their stings can be painful and cause allergic reactions in some people. They are attracted to sweet foods and decaying fruit, and may build their nests in places such as trees, bushes and buildings.

Wasp control in the garden can be done through more natural methods, such as eliminating food sources and fencing possible nest building sites. We also recommend the use of wasp traps with the respective attractant, in order to capture and get rid of wasps.

Finally, we advise the use of insecticides through sprayers for the proper and controlled treatment of insecticides in your garden.