One of the most annoying things to have in our garden is having a lot of pests. Especially when we are living in a real estate Cebu where there are neighbors who are watching and observing the kind of surroundings that we have, it is our duty and responsibility to get rid of the pest to have a good and healthy growth of our plants.
Whether we like it or not, pests are always there, especially when we don’t really take good care of our garden. And it is a major concern for beginners and experts when it comes to gardening. In most cases, however, there are easy to control if you stick to the following principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Well, if you are one of those gardeners who really have a hard time in dealing the pests that you have in your garden, then here are some tips for you to make sure that everything that you have in your garden is in control. Of course, you also have to make sure that you are you doing the right thing to achieve the desired outcome.
Acceptable pest levels
One of the principles of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is that you only have to take action if the pests that you have in your garden have gotten so bad that they cross a threshold since removing too many pests might allow populations to develop resistance. For some and average gardeners, it won’t hurt you and your garden if there are a few damage leaves caused by the pests.
Preventative cultural practices and monitoring
One of the many things that can prevent pests from multiplying in your garden is to know the right thing to do. And knowing the preventative cultural practices and constant monitoring on your garden is also a must for you to know what are the causes of the problems that have arisen. Also, you also have to know that too much or too little sun, moisture, or fertilizer can weaken the plant enough that it actually attracts pests since most of the pests are attracted to the yellow color of a dying plant’s leaves.
If you are a gardener and you want to have an organic solution when it comes to removing pests, then one of the best ways you can do is to remove the pests from your hand. Well, it is also one of the most effective solutions in getting rid of the pest in your garden. That of course, unless the infestation of the pests is out of the control, then you can remove it by hand. Moreover, if you pick off caterpillars by hand and drop them in a bucket of soapy water; they will die that way quickly. And you don’t have to worry about having it again.
Although biological controls are to be avoided if at all possible when it comes to getting rid of the pests in your garden, it is way better than a synthetic one. Well, if you really think that you have the need to make use of it, you have to make sure that you are reading the instructions and/or directions thoroughly and treat this substance with the same caution with which you would regard chemical pesticides. Of course, they are harmful to you to make contact. That is why; you have to be careful when you use it.
Responsible use of synthetic pesticides
If you have read the IPM guidelines, one of the concerns when it comes to getting rid of the pests in your garden is to make sure that using of chemicals are the last resort that you have to use. One of the common pesticides that represent the typical limitations of synthetic in the garden is the Orthene. It will kill a very wide variety of pests, but also a toxic substance to beneficial insects and birds. Again, you have to make sure to read the directions on how to use the pesticides thoroughly for you to have the desired outcome.