Around the Yard
Organic Pest Control
By: Danny Lipford
Organic Landscaper Rachel DeToro offers these tips for natural pest management.
- Nesting boxes and food sources will keep birds nearby and they in turn will keep insects under control.
- Toads also perform the same function. You can give them a home by leaving partial clay pots at ground level.
- Tree frogs will rest in the top of a vertically oriented piece of bamboo and feed on damaging insects.
- Use pieces of cut potato (regular or sweet) placed in the garden to attract insects. This will provide a snapshot of exactly what bugs you have and how prevalent they are, so you can treat accordingly.