Backyard Gardens Could Breed PestsJanay Rickwalder
Monday, August 11, 2014
Landscaping and maintaining gardens are favorite past times of
many homeowners. Some insects can be beneficial to the health of
outdoor gardens, but consumers should be careful to not allow pests to gain
access to the home.
If you grow
berries in your backyard, you may see more flies on your property.
Some species lay eggs on fruit for their larvae to feed on. Also,
empty flowering pots or birdbaths can become filled with water
after a storm and are ideal places for mosquitoes to
Observing your garden and noting any increase in specific pests
can help determine what treatments may be necessary.