Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Finer Art of Pest Control

I have been discussing spider control on my homemaking blog.  In this particular infestation I have had to resort to using chemical insecticidal control because four identified species are venomous and there has been a burst in the funnel spider population so reducing their numbers is important to lessen the risk of a problematic spider bite.

Anytime I have to resort to chemical pest control it signifies to me that something is out of balance with my gardens and property in general.  The problem is resorting to chemical pest control while it may be necessary can further cause an off balance.  The reality is predators do not catch dead prey.  If the prey is not there because they were killed off via chemical means the predators will move on to where the prey are.  Our spring and summer weather has been so far off this year it is no wonder we are dealing with a few pest issues.  I hope this is not indicative of things to come!

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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