This is the time of the year where you’ll start cleaning up your yard and garden for spring. You will want to plant those new plants and flowers that you just bought, along with spreading new mulch. In order for this to happen and keep a nice lawn and garden, you will want to know the common pests that live in those areas so you can keep your lawn and garden alive. The pest control team at Countryside Pest has some critters to be on the lookout for this spring.

Pests are mainly a bothersome, unless they are keeping your plants alive such as the bees. Other critters are the ones that are terrorizing and destroying your precious flowers and plants. These types of creatures are there to feed and get their nutrients, but you will want them elsewhere. The last thing you want to see are holes or broken off stems displayed in your garden.

The first critter is a very slow moving and easy to notice bug. These are the slugs and snails that are considered to be the slimy garden pests. These home garden wreckers can easily destroy your garden within a night. You want to keep a good eye on these pests by removing all of the hiding places where they would migrate to and use small containers of stale beer within the garden. This keeps them away!

Beetles are another huge issue for gardeners. Most likely the beetles are the ones placing small holes in the leaves of different plants, flowers and vegetables. With enough of these crawling and creating these holes can kill the seedlings to your crops and plants. You’ll want to protect your plants with a horticultural fleece to keep them under control and off of your plants. Pest control of Countryside Pest recommends a safe spray that kills off the bugs, but protects your plants as well.

Another common bug that is crawling within your lawn and garden are earwigs. These pests have the long antennae and pinchers on the ends of them. Most likely these bugs will be hiding within your lawn and garden in order to tender new growth. You can catch them by placing small containers of oil within your garden and spraying with an anti-bug repellent that is safe for plants.

All different types of worms are one of the biggest problems for gardeners. Cutworms, horn worms and other species of worms will root through your crops and larger plants. As they seem harmless, they are capable of tearing through your garden and destroying your plants from the root up. Fighting and killing seedlings are what they do best. Prevention can include handpicking them out of your garden or using a garden spray will help prevent infestation.

These are just some of the pests that are creeping and crawling through your garden during the day and night. If you want to prevent them from destroying your fresh crops, plants and flowers, follow the simple prevention tips and tricks above. Although these only cover some of the pest infestation, the pest control at Countryside Pest suggests using some of these tips.

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