Getting Rid of Invaders

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 15, 2016)

There are all kinds of different things that can become an invader to your garden. Frankly put, anything that isn't taken care of properly can very easily be an invader to your garden. The best way to prevent this from happening is to learn how to deal with the various creatures, critters, and plants that can become an invader in any garden. When you understand this, you will then truly be on the road to getting rid of invaders.

  • Flying insects. One of the more common garden invaders is the flying, stinging kind. Wasps and hornets, when not removed right away, can very easily become a painful hazard. The simplest way to ensure that you get rid of these nasty insects is to purchase some wasp and hornet killer from your local department store. Bring it home, and wait till an hour or two after sunset to ensure the insects have all returned. Spray the killer onto the hive, and then nock it down. Be sure that you are also wearing long sleeves and long pants to prevent getting stung.
  • Crawling insects. There are many different kinds of crawling insects that you can be faced with, things like ants, aphids, caterpillars and ladybugs. The simplest solution would be to use pesticides. However, these types of things can have a dangerous side effect. Typically, a good homemade solution is to use some vinegar. Just create a mixture of about 50 percent water with 50 percent vinegar, and spray where the bugs can be found.
  • Underground pests. Typically pests like moles and other underground invaders are a little more difficult to remove. The best way to do this is twofold. First layout some traps for your little, uninvited guests and then transport them to an unused field. If that doesn't work, then try digging them out, and then doing the same thing.
  • Bushes, weeds, and grasses. Bushes weeds and grasses can often become fairly nasty garden invaders. Removing these types of garden invaders will usually require a little more work. First of all for bushes, you should always try to dig out and remove them by hand. Initially, this will help get rid of the problem. Keep an eye out for any bits and pieces of the bush that you may have missed, and carefully use pre-emergent herbicides to help keep them from coming back. Grasses that you do not want will need to also be removed by hand. Plant replacement grasses in place of those that you removed. Remove weeds by using post emergent herbicides and handwork. Spray the herbicide, and then remove any leftovers from the ground.

Finally, remember that hiring a professional exterminator or gardener is often a viable option. While more expensive, this method usually provides you with some certainty of removal. Be sure that you interview your potential professional for their experience in dealing with the particular problem at hand. This way you will be certain to get the results that you want.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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