Why You Require a Pest Management Plan to Control Garden Insects

Posted on: 16 September 2015

Want to keep insect pests out of your garden? You'll need a pest management plan that is suited to mitigating the presence of all manner of insects from your home's garden. So, what does a pest management plan offer to both you and your garden?

Preparedness against insect attacks

A pest management plan, in itself, is a well-spelled-out strategy used to anticipate pest attacks in your home. In other words, the plan is a well-structured pathway to how you can detect the presence of insect incursions early enough before they can cause considerable damage to your garden.

If insect pets such as grasshoppers, armyworms and squash bugs usually invade your garden every year, for example, you can act well in advance and take out plants and rubble that accommodate them. Alternatively, you can choose to apply mild insecticides when these insect pests are at their most vulnerable development stage, e.g., when they are just starting to hatch, to get rid of them.

Regular look-outs for insect incursions

Some garden insects are very small, and their presence can go unnoticed, at least until they have caused a considerable amount of damage to your garden crops. Therefore, regular weed control is vital, since some insect pests are first drawn by the presence of weeds in your home's landscape before they can invade your garden and attack the crops.

Maintaining a pest management plan can ensure that your home is protected against weed attacks and that the quality of crops harvested from your garden is checked through various scientific methods like odour sensing. You should expect garden crops that have been spoiled by insect pests to have odours different from those emitted from healthy, unspoiled crops.

Timely decisions regarding control of garden insects

The longer a crop stays in the garden, the more it becomes exposed to insect plagues. What's more, crops that have exceeded their harvest time are more vulnerable to insect attacks and provoke avoidable garden raids. The situation is even more complex when you are dealing with soil-dwelling insects such as earwigs, cutworms, crickets, false wireworms and many others, which can even take up to few years to become recognised. Be sure to harvest crops at the appropriate times to avoid encouraging an infestation.

A pest management plan will help examine your agricultural calendar and can help inform you on the best time to harvest your crops from the garden. Contact a professional pest control service to help you formulate your own pest management plan and keep your garden healthy and bug free.