Reduce Lawn Chemical Use: Nematode Your Yard

Backyard Bird Shop carries Nematodes, and other natural pest control methods, to offer responsible alternatives for lawn and garden care. As our customers discontinue use of toxic chemicals in their yards, natural predators such as ladybugs and green lacewings make a comeback. Butterflies, bees and birds become more plentiful. Soon a backyard can be transformed into a natural garden.

If your lawn has unsightly brown patches, or if there are half circles in your rhododendron leaves, lawn pests may be feeding on roots. Don’t douse your yard with chemicals! Use beneficial nematodes, Mother Nature’s secret weapon! However, if you do decide to use more professional methods of pest control, you may want to check out something like Des Moines pest control for an effective extermination when all natural methods fail. It is always worth making sure these pest control services are in your area and provide a really thorough pest inspection, because sometimes smaller pests like termites aren’t easy to find and see. A friend of mine had a termite issue in his decking once and originally thought it was confined to a single beam that supported the side of his deck but unfortunately it bloomed into a full scale infestation that cost my friend a lot of money. That same friend did some research since and found termite control los angeles. He could not of been happier with their constant comprehensive service.

Harmless to humans, animals, plants, and earthworms, beneficial nematodes are voracious predators of over 250 soil dwelling pests, including root weevil, European crane fly, grubs, ants, fleas, and cut worms. The drizzles of autumn make it the best time to put Beneficial Nematodes to work in a Portland-area lawn. A “sponge” of one million nematodes covers 3,000 square feet of lawn and can be applied through a hose end sprayer, pump sprayer or with a watering can. Local garden centers and big chemical companies still spend millions of dollars each year marketing the quick, easy fix of picking up a can of insecticide, holding our breaths and spraying. But more and more people who care about their lawns and garden also understand the personal and environmental risks associated with the use of toxic chemical insecticides. These chemical killers tend to be indiscriminate, killing off beneficial insects that would naturally help to control pests. And, many of the pests homeowners wish to control are developing a tolerance to the chemicals sold to eliminate them. Prior to the introduction of toxic insecticides in the 1940’s, the use of Beneficial Insects for pest control was standard practice. Both the California citrus crop and the Hawaiian sugar field were saved with the use of Beneficial Insects. Every pest has a natural enemy— successful pest control is as simple as releasing the natural enemy when pest levels are low and letting nature take it’s course.

Backyard Bird Shop carries Nematodes, and other natural pest control options, to offer responsible alternatives for lawn and garden care. As our customers discontinue use of toxic chemicals in their yards, natural predators such as ladybugs and green lacewings make a comeback. Butterflies, bees and birds become more plentiful. Soon a backyard can be transformed into a natural garden.
Helping wild birds and other backyard wildlife benefits all living creatures. In our urban area, wild bird feeding is the principal connection many people have with wildlife. Watching birds foraging around a backyard feeder in the morning can relieve stress and can start the day on a positive note. Bringing birds into the backyard adds a welcome flash of color, dash of motion and splash of sound to “decorate” a backyard garden!