Spring is upon us, and that means many animals are waking back up and looking for food. At the same time, you may be preparing your garden for flowers and crops. Therefore, if you aren’t careful, you’re likely to end up with pests. While there are many animals and insects that may discover your garden, here are a few to look out for this year.
Aphids, also known as greenflies, will steal the sap from your plants. They’ll also secrete a substance called “honeydew,” which can lead to the formation of sooty mold on your plants.
If you have aphids, you probably have ants because ants feed on aphids. Even if you don’t have aphids, however, ants are common pests that may also be feeding on sap, fruits, and leaves.
Slugs and Snails
They may not seem like it, but slugs and snails can cause a lot of damage to your garden. They feed on all sorts of plants and crops, leaving slime trails and chewed-up leaves behind.
Butterflies may be beautiful, but cabbage butterflies will lay eggs on your leafy plants, which can result in more pests eating your plants.
Bees and Wasps
Bees and wasps can be very helpful to your garden. They pollinate flowers and kill other pests. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t also be harmful — they can grow increasingly aggressive and threaten your safety if they make a nest or hive nearby.
Not all small mammals are pests, and some can be helpful for your garden’s ecosystem. However, others will get in and chew on your plants. If you have a problem with mice, rabbits, voles, squirrels, gophers, or similar, then there are humane ways to protect your garden without hurting your little furry friends.
Call a Pest Professional
If you have a pest problem that’s getting out of control and you want help to protect your garden and your home from food theft and damage, call A-One Exterminators today.