Posted August 23, 2013 by Carol Martin in Lawn-Garden

Don’t let pests invade outdoor spaces

Most of us view lawns, porches, decks and gardens as extensions of our residences and appear forward to enjoying these spaces during warm climate. Regrettably, rising temperatures also bring invasive insects that can lay their claim to these spaces and cause hefty harm.

New insect species make their way into the United States each year by hitching rides in shipping crates and on automobiles, clothing and footwear. They hide in produce, plants and firewood whilst they are transported to uninfested areas.

Upon arrival, invasive insects quickly start to attack their new habitats, producing themselves at property. Several distinct varieties of termites, beetles, carpenter ants and bees bore into trees and make themselves at property in wood structures, such as decks, play sets and patio furniture. Numerous varieties of caterpillars, moths and mites fashion meals out of plants, discoloring and deforming leaves and sometimes stripping foliage away entirely.

&ldquoWhile it&rsquos challenging to prevent invasive insects from creating their way into your outside spaces, making use of an integrated pest management strategy (IPM) can cease them from doing harm to your household and the environment,&rdquo says Aaron Hobbs, president of RISE (Responsible Business for a Sound Environment) – a national organization representing producers, formulators and distributors of pesticide items use around the residence and yard.

IPM is a frequent sense strategy to managing pests that combines house maintenance, watching pest populations and applying pesticides when required.

&ldquoKeeping outside spaces clean and tidy, with no piles of wood or trash, will make them less attractive to invasive insects. When utilised properly as component of an general IPM method, pesticides are the most powerful way to get rid of damaging pests from your home and offer protection from future infestations,&rdquo adds Hobbs.

&ldquoWhen deciding on a pesticide item study the label to guarantee you&rsquove got the correct answer for your pest and place,&rdquo says Hobbs. &ldquoThere are numerous products accessible for consumers to use when eliminating invasive insects from outdoor spaces. Shoppers must keep in mind to always read and adhere to all label directions.&rdquo

The globalization of markets and development in both national and globe travel raises the numbers of invasive insects obtaining new habitats in neighborhoods across the nation. Following an integrated strategy that makes use of registered pesticides is the best technique to take back outside living places and keep them pest-free so you can take pleasure in the summer time.

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Carol Martin