landscaping, pest

Are pests ruining your landscaping?

There are several different types of pests that ca infiltrate your landscaping feature, but we highly doubt that you would be happy to see any of them. Now, different pests require different methods of removal, so we’re going to run through some possible scenarios for you today so that you will know what to look for this summer. Ready to learn more about landscaping pests? Let’s do it!

Pesticides aren’t necessarily the answer anymore.

When you have pests, you might think that dousing your landscaping in some pesticides is going to solve your problems, but this is not necessarily true. Pesticides often have lots of harmful chemicals in them that pose problems for your plants as well as the pests in question. Not to mention the fact that there really isn’t a permanent solution, even if you were to utilize the poison of pesticides. There are a lot of great alternatives to your pest problems whether they be bug or animal related.

So, what are my options?

Well, if you have animals invading your landscaping, then you should enlist the help of a professional animal removal company. They can humanely remove and relocate the animals so that you don’t have to worry about them anymore. To minimize the attention of animals, try building a fence around your more succulent plants. This should deter rabbits and other small critters. For bugs, you should seek out a pest management specialist who practices IPM, or Integrated Pest Management. This is a collection of methods that goes beyond simply using chemicals. The specialist will assess your landscaping and determine the best way to deter them while keeping your plants healthy. The use of pheromones can also help to disrupt the mating cycles of your pests and keep them from growing out of control.

Ready for the Landscaping professionals to lend you a hand?

If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your lawn needs to get it ready for summer. You can also contact us on our website. We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams. You can also check out our blogs to stay on top of landscaping trends and tips.