Your garden can become a safe haven for lots of pests that will really get on your nerves. When this happens, they can harm your vegetation as well as anyone in your garden. Here are three of the worst ones you definitely don’t want anywhere near your precious backyard.
Slugs may be small and slow, but they can quickly become a big pest in your garden. What they do is lay their eggs all over the place, and then all the slugs start nibbling away at your plants. If you read my recent article called 6 Tips To Prepare Your Garden For Fall, you’ll know I spoke about how the weather gets wetter in September/October. As a result, it creates the perfect climate for slugs as they love damp conditions. This is the time of year you’ll most likely have a slug problem, and a lot of your lovely plants can get eaten and ruined by them.
The easy way to stop slugs is to throw down some slug repellent around your plants and in your garden. This should hopefully stop them from leaving your plants with holes in them and turning your garden into a slug minefield where you’re constantly having to avoid stepping on the pests!
Yellow Jackets are wasps that can become extremely aggressive, very easily. If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to accidentally anger one, you’ll know why you don’t want this pest anywhere near your garden. They will fly at you in hordes and sting you over and over again, which can be very painful. As you can see in this article titled 9 Home Remedies for Yellow Jacket Stings when one stings you it can cause swelling, pain, and even an allergic reaction that makes your stomach cramp. The annoying thing is, there’s no positive to having these wasps in your garden. If it were bees, it would be a different story as they serve a good purpose in life. Not these wasps, they’re only there to make you scared and sting you if you get too close to them.
The best way to stop these pests entering your garden is to stop them forming a nest nearby in and around your house. Spray wasp repellent in your garage and loft, and you should be fine. Also, seal up any bins as wasps are attracted to them and can come flying by to ruin your day.
Believe it or not but caterpillars can be a mighty pest in your garden. We’ve spoken about slugs that harm your plants, wasps that harm you, and now we’ve got something that harms both! Like slugs, caterpillars often eat through plants and put all your hard work to waste. But, they can also be harmful to humans if we touch them. They can sometimes be poisonous, as proven in this article called 10 Beautiful But Dangerously Toxic Caterpillars. Consequently, you want to keep them out of your garden!
Unfortunately, it’s hard to stop caterpillars entering your garden. All you can do is keep an eye out for them near your plants and safely dispose of them using a shovel or picking them up while wearing gloves.
If you see any of these pests in your garden, it’s time to take action and ensure they don’t cause any harm to all your hard work!