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Keep Your Garden Safe From Pests

Posted on June 19th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

We talk a lot about protecting your home from pests, and this includes your backyard and garden! When it comes to keeping pests away from your plants, vegetables and flowers, it’s important to be proactive in your approach. This will decrease the odds that you’ll need to use chemical methods that you’d rather stay away from.

No garden is totally free of pests, and not all pests are bad. The following pests are beneficial to have in your garden and should be left alone if spotted:

  • Ladybugs
  • Praying mantis
  • Honeybee
  • Dragonfly

Most other garden insects can be picked away safely, however it’s important that you properly identify what you’re dealing with. If you’re unsure, start by researching the host plant. Often times, insects target specific plants. You can then identify whether or not the pest will cause damage.

Some garden bugs like slugs and caterpillars are large enough to spot and easily removable.

Still, the best way to deter pests from attacking your garden is by creating a physical barrier. Consider the following:

  • Fences: for larger pests like rodents and rabbits.
  • Row covers: lightweight fabric sheets that drape over posts and cover plants without smothering them.
  • Netting: lightweight mesh that protects from squirrels and birds.

When your garden develops a pest infestation, have it inspected and treated immediately by our pest management professionals. Keep our number stored in your phone’s contacts just in case! (800-244-7378)

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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