What Pests Should You Keep Around?

September 25, 2020 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pests in the home are almost always unwanted, but there are some good bugs in Alaska. If you have a garden, it’s important to know which bugs to keep around and which bugs to get rid of to keep your plants healthy and thriving. Keep reading for some advice about how to keep your garden healthy with help from good bugs.

Why bugs are so important

Some bugs can wreak havoc on plants, so lots of homeowners indiscriminately target any insects in the garden with pest control methods. Unfortunately, killing all the bugs in your garden can actually have some seriously negative impacts on your plants. There are thousands of different beneficial organisms and bugs to keep around in Alaska. From pollinating insects, like bees and butterflies, to nutrient-creating organisms like bacteria and fungi, there are lots of organisms at work in your garden to keep plants healthy. Unfortunately, using strong chemical insecticides to target pests often kills off these beneficial organisms in the process and causes harm to plants in the garden.

While harsh insecticides can be very effective at killing off garden pests, they can also harm other bugs and organisms in your garden and soil that promote plant health. Thankfully, there are some options for people who want to get rid of pests while keeping good bugs around in Alaska. Here are some tips to help you care for your garden and get rid of unwanted pests without harming your plants, your soil or beneficial organisms in your garden:

  • Identify unwanted pests: First, take some time to identify the pests you have in your garden. Look for signs of slugs, rodents or insects that may be targeting your plants. Identifying the pests in your garden will give you the ability to research effective insecticide methods that will target the particular pests you’re concerned about while minimizing harm to beneficial garden bugs and organisms.
  • Research natural insecticides: Once you’ve determined which kinds of pests you’re dealing with in your garden, do some research into natural insecticides. There are lots of pesticides on the market that are specifically designed for certain species of bugs and won’t harm your soil, your plants or beneficial organisms.
  • Work with a pest control specialist: It can be difficult to effectively get rid of garden pests on your own without also killing the good bugs in Alaska, which is why it’s such a good idea to get professional help with pest control. A pest control specialist can provide you with advice, recommendations and services to ensure the best results possible for the health of your garden.

Pest control specialists

If you need professional help with pest control, reach out to Pied Piper Pest Control. As a locally owned and operated company, we are committed to providing the best service possible to our customers. Whether you need help getting rid of unwanted pests in the garden, or you’re dealing with insects or rodents inside your home, our team is here to assist you. Give us a call today to find out more about our services and schedule an appointment with our team.

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