Backyard Gardens Could Breed Pests

FAIRFAX, Va. (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 breed. 

Observing your garden and noting any increase in specific pests can help determine what treatments may be necessary.