The spring weather is starting and that means people are spending more time outdoors. It also is the time of year that most people start up their gardens. Whether it is a vegetable, fruit or flower garden spring time is when it all starts out. The warm weather is what each of the seedlings or small plants need to be nurtured and grow. With all the warm weather and the new fresh plants, garden pests start to make their way out as well.
Why Do Garden Pests Come Out in Spring?
The temperature is one reason that pest’s starts to wake up but it also has to do with their food source which is plants of all kinds. When you plant a garden, it is often to have something beautiful to look at or you are growing food to eat. Whichever reason you have for a new garden, pests can devastate them and leave the garden in disarray. If you are concerned for the health of your garden it is great idea to know what types of pests to look out for. There are some pests that are good for your garden such as ladybugs and praying mantis. Many other pests will devastate your yard. Call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control for effective pest management of your Greater San Antonio TX home or business property!
A Five Star Termite & Pest Control has a list of the most common garden pests.
Caterpillars Will Eat Plants In Your Garden: One of the most devastating pests that you can find in your garden is a caterpillar. The caterpillar will hide among the leaves and eat each leaf one by one. They are usually well hidden and stay on the underside of the leaf and they move slowly enough that they can easily go undetected. They don’t take time to slow down and will go from each plant causing them to be eaten away and possibly die. One sign that caterpillars may be near is the presence of butterflies around. A caterpillar goes from a caterpillar to a pupa to a butterfly so if you are seeing more butterflies than usual, you most likely have caterpillars as well.
Pillbugs Are Not Good For Gardens: The problem is that most people don’t see a pillbug or roly poly and think about the damage they can cause to a garden but they are a menace to gardens. The biggest trouble with pillbugs is that the do most of their work at night when you are not keeping an eye on the garden. When you wake up you may find a big area of your garden eaten away and damaged.