Any farmer, summer resident, or gardener is forced to fight for his harvest constantly. Modern crop varieties need to be additionally protected using pesticides to keep the plants and their fruits from various insects.

To collect a truly rich harvest, you need to protect it from regular attacks of insects. In this article, we discuss how to protect your crops from pests. Read on…

 

What are insecticides?

We are talking about special preparations for farming, truck farming, horticulture, and agriculture, with the help of which you can effectively protect grown crops from any pests. Here are professional preparations for plant protection, which help prevent the appearance of “uninvited guests” on the site and get rid of the existing ants, worms, aphids, bears, and other harmful insects that threaten crop damage. The use of insecticides allows you to solve the following problems effectively:

  • Eating by pests of fruit and vegetable crops;
  • Reproduction of harmful insects;
  • Damage to crops stems and leaves of plants;
  • Uncontrolled growth in the number of pests.

 

 

How to protect crops from rodents 

Cunning animals easily avoid traps, and their reproduction speed is so high that we need more than one cat to fight them. Therefore, it is necessary to use more effective methods to solve the problem. Let’s start the fight against rodents with humane methods.

  • Mice, like moles, do not tolerate landings with a pungent smell. Lentils, mint, wormwood, or a few beds of winter onions and garlic planted on the site will help scare off rodents a little. 
  • You can make rodent repellents from available tools. Tin cans or cut plastic bottles can come in handy here. Cans and bottles are placed on low sticks to create extremely unpleasant sounds for rodents under the gusts of wind.
  • Install an ultrasound generating device on the site. It successfully fights against rodents as well.
  • To prevent neighboring rodents from entering your territory, install an underground wall on the site. For this method, metal sheets or sheets of asbestos cement are installed along the entire site perimeter to a depth of about half a meter, which makes it possible to protect the site from the encroachment of uninvited guests.

 

How to protect crops from birds

The most common pest problem on the site is the bird problem. There are many ways to protect the crop from birds; choose the one that suits you.

  • Place the familiar “scarecrow” on the site. True, most often, the birds only leave the site for a short time, since soon they get used to a stationary object and begin to eat the fruits again.
  • As you know, birds are afraid of shiny and sparkling objects. For this method, we need regular computer disks and a fairly tall stick or pole. The suspended discs move in the wind, shine in the sun and thus scare away intruders. And also, for such cases, you can use New Year’s rain, rustling colored bags, or cut foil strips.
  • Do not forget about objects emitting sound. For this, tin cans are the best fit. Together, these objects will create, under the influence of the wind, not only a frightening shine for birds but also a thundering sound.
  • The net gives a great guarantee of the safety of the crop. Planting on the site, berries, and fruits of trees can be easily protected by a simple structure consisting of a lightweight frame and a special protective plastic mesh. This design will easily cope with the bloom of unexpected guests and will help preserve the harvest. The pests won’t get to him. The bad side of this method is that it makes it difficult to care for plantings and harvest.

 

How to protect crops from moles

There are several ways to combat moles, some humane, while others are more radical. If you want the animal to leave the garden or vegetable garden, then you can use the following methods:

  • Install turntables in the garden, which, with their loud noise, will scare off moles.
  • One of the ways to protect the crop is to install plastic bottles or boxes with small holes for the root system on the site at the time of sowing. Bottles and crates must be deep enough to be sure to prevent damage to young seedlings.
  • To protect the crop, a plastic mesh with fine perforations up to 3 cm, arranged under a layer of soil in greenhouses, is also suitable. Such a barrier should not impede the passage of soil-friendly inhabitants, such as worms, through the holes and allow moisture to pass freely. It is worth considering that thicker plastic is better suited for these purposes since moles can easily damage the thin mesh.
  • When the gardener does not have the desire or time to build barriers with his own hands, then, in this case, he can use an electronic mole repeller. These devices create ultrasound, which is completely safe for humans but causes negative reactions in moles.
  • In addition to ultrasound, moles are also sensitive to vibrations. The use of devices that emit constant vibrations leads to the moles leaving the occupied area.
  • Without a quick result, as a preventive measure, planting plants on the site, the smell of which is unpleasant to moles, is suitable. These can be wild onions and garlic, castor oil plants, marigolds, and other plants that smell bad for moles. They will not only frighten off pests from the harvest but also enrich the soil with useful substances.

 

Summary

Getting rid of the pests from your crops, the above information explains everything for you. When you see any pests, you should treat crowns with insecticides early to reduce the number of individuals hibernate.  A well timely measure is a guarantee of the safety of the crops.