Identifying garden pests is sometimes difficult, as there are many, but important when it comes to pest control in your garden. However, with the right tips and facts about garden pests at your disposal, you can arm yourself with the tools you need for controlling pests before they take control of your plants. Common pests in the garden don’t need to be a cause for alarm. Simply use the following information for identifying garden pests and learn how to employ the best methods for pest control in your garden.
The most effective strategy for controlling pests may be to combine methods in an approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In IPM, information about pests and available pest control methods is used to manage pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Tip: Check with your state or county Cooperative Extension Service to determine what grass varieties and pest management methods are suitable for your climate and growing conditions. Grass varieties and pests vary widely across the United States. Lawncare professionals may also be able to provide you with information.
Interested in learning more about healthy, environmentally friendly lawn and landscape practices? You can reduce erosion, stream sedimentation, flooding, runoff of pollutants into local waterways, and the risk of pesticide exposure to children, adults, pets, and wildlife. The following videos show lawn care practices that will reduce pesticide and nutrient risks to human health and the environment.
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