It’s fall! Time for new bugs

It’s fall! Time for new bugs

As the weather cools off, you may notice an entirely new set of pesky pests trying to take over your back yard. Tis the season for large adult beetles who are hungry and ready to eat. These beetles can be harmful to your backyard garden because they will eat the eggs of other beneficial bugs. By the time spring comes around the population of beneficial insects will have decreased because the eggs never hatch.

Some great tips to make sure you don’t leave your back yard wide open for the buffet is to clear away any fruits that may have fallen from fruit trees, as well as cleaning up any brush and other debris. Eliminating their hiding spots is a great start. You can also try oils and insecticide soaps, but be careful not to use actual pesticides on the plants in your yard. By doing that you may also eliminate the few good insects you want around all seasons. Lady bugs and praying mantis’ are wonderful insects to have in your garden. These two types of insects will keep some of the harmful insects away in turn keeping your garden healthy.

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