Why Not Use Natural Means To Combat Your Garden Pests?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could have our vegetable gardening without the need to deal with bugs, insects and other critters that like our garden too? But let’s face reality. We do have to deal with garden pests so it’s best to learn how to deal with them organically without pesticides.
Prevention is a big step in controlling our backyard garden pests so keep your yards clear of anything bugs can breed in, like piles of yard waste. I don’t mean your compost pile as it should generate enough heat to kill most bugs.
Attract birds, they would just love to chow down on some of your bugs and incects. It’s early spring here in New Brunswick right now and I can see that our friends are returning. The sparrows, robins, chickadees, meadow larks and orioles are all examples of birds who help in this way.
The Good Ole Ladybug: I’ve never tried it but there are some bugs that eat the bad bugs we don’t like. One such friend is the ladybug, so treat them kind they do a lot of work for you in your garden.
Don’t forget about toads. They are little wonders that consume a huge amount of incests daily, so be kind to warty little friends too.
Having little friends that gobble up the bad guys sure beats spraying poisons so treat your garden and backyard help with respect and make it a good home for them.
Here are a few things to think about that will help you attract garden friendly critters to help you combat garden pests.
A few good birdhouses with various size entrances. This will help the bigger birds from nesting where you want smaller birds.
Don’t forget to give them some grain. Do try to keep it where the squirrels and rabbits can’t get at it, birds only please.
A long hard day in your yard eating up all those pests makes a bird thirsty. Keep a supply of water for them and keep it changed constantly so that nothing breeds in the water.
Don’t forget to leave a few shady spots for your toad friends to hang out in the heat of the day. They will be all rested up for a night of bug feasting. Now you don’t have to build them home like you do for birds, a few rocks piled up in the shade will make them more than comfortable. They like it a bit damp and in a spot they won’t be bothered in.

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