Garden Pest Control

Ridding yourself of garden pests

Garden pest control can be quite a bit more difficult than home pest control, since you're dealing with an outdoor space that typically welcomes pests, as well as fighting against larger unwanted visitors, such as skunks and racoons.

Garden pests may call for a more aggressive approach than the ants and spiders that crawl into your home. However, that doesn't mean that you can't still go for the natural approach. There's no need to kill the critters in your yard. There are many different types of humane animal traps available and pest removal services that will relocate your garden creeper. Keep in mind that these insects and animals are a beneficial part of the natural order of things, and may be helping to keep away other garden pests without your knowledge.

Dealing with Skunk Removal

The last thing anyone wants to see lurking around their backyard is a skunk. Unfortunately, all the tasty treats you grow in your garden act like an invitation to your neighbourhood stinkies, and it can be difficult to keep them out of your outdoor space. Skunk removal, in some cases, is best left to the professionals. That way, you can rid yourself of the skunk without suffering the penalty of its spray.

Don't try to trap a skunk. That's the best way to guarantee that you're going to end up at the wrong end of its tail. No matter how you trap the skunk, it will still react with a spray, since it's frightened and feels threatened by you. There's no way to let the little stinker know that you only mean to relocate him!

Skunks hate stinging nettle, squash, and fritillaria the most, so plant these to let the skunks know they're not welcome.

Dealing with Bat Removal

Bat removal can be a little tricky, since it's pretty much impossible to control the sky over your garden. Remember, also, that bats are great pest repellents themselves, since they eat a lot of the nastiest critters in your garden, particularly mosquitos.

If you can't stand the bats around your garden, use moth balls, garlic, or loud noise to deter them from hanging around. Wind chimes or simply a couple of pieces of foil weighted and hung close together so that they bang into each other are great sounds to keep away bats.