Voles, Slugs, Snails and other common garden pests

We have talked about the most common household pests and how can we prevent them from infesting or deter them from our homes.

Next, we will focus on the most commonly found garden pests that you should fend against. Every garden needs to be safeguarded from unwanted guests. Here who they are and how to get rid of them.

Slugs and snails: Commonly used methods – The tried and tested method of using salt on slugs and snails is effective but can be notoriously messy. Plus, you might ruin the soil with salt. Alternative methods – Using bark mulch dries out slugs and snails helping to deter them from your plants. Beer is attracting them a lot, you can use that knowledge and place a snail trap filled with beer.

Getting Rid of Lilly beetles: Common method – Can be dealt with using over the counter pesticides. However, this can cause damage to beneficial insects. Alternative method – Simply picking the beetles off by hand is effective, although be careful as they can fly away!

Remove Aphids From Your Garden: Typical method – Many off the shelf pesticides can deal with these sap-sucking pests. The pest is quite common and there are lots of different products on the market. Alternative methods – Again, encouraging natural enemies such as ladybirds, parasitic wasps and larvae is a great natural way of dealing with aphids. Wasps and larvae can lead to other complications, but ladybirds are highly effective.

Removing Voles: Typical method – Voles can be dealt with by using mice and rat traps in open spaces near food supplies. There are specific traps for voles available on the market, as well, which you can set right above the burrow of the vole. If you are, in fact, dealing with rats in the garden, you will find this article useful. Alternative methods – Clearing lawns of areas where voles can find shelter. Piles of leaves, fallen branches, thick shrubs and others. Collecting the fallen fruit prevents voles from making their home in your garden because it limits the food supply. By collecting the fallen fruits you will also limit the chance of wasps build a nest nearby.Keep your garden in neat conditions.

Some of these pests could be a huge nuisance, especially if you rely on the crops from your garden. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a professional if there is even a sign, that things are getting out of control.

When you need effective pest control in the Wolverhampton, Walsall, Bilston Willenhall, Wednesbury or Dudley area, call Anti-Pest Pest Prevention Services. Call: 01902 755 094 or go online: https://anti-pest.co.uk

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