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Pond Insect Control

If you are a pond owner then you know that pond insect control can be a major problem. You may never be able to completely rid your pond of insects but you can try to eliminate as much of the problem as you can. Insects can unfortunately be a problem for your pond on the inside and outside.

Although some insects can be beneficial to your pond’s ecosystem, the majority of them are just plain old pests to you, I am sure. While some insects are vital to this ecosystem, many of them can be harmful to your plants and other vegetation surrounding your pond. Aphids, Whiteflies, Mealy Bugs, Spider Mites, Mosquitoes, Beetles, Thrips, Cutworms etc…the list goes on and on. But how do you protect your pond from these tiny predators, you ask? Let’s review some of your options in relation to pond insect control.

First, you will need to check your plants regularly to monitor insect invasion. Then, you can identify the root of the problem. Once you have done this, you will know which method of pond insect control is right for you.

Luckily, there are a couple of ways to maintain pond insect control. The first way is by strategically placing insect traps and lure around your pond. The great thing about this way is that it is non-toxic and leaves no mess. You basically take some lure and place it in the insect trapper and the bugs get caught in there, there’s no way out. Most of these types of traps are reusable as well.

Next, you can try just spraying the water hose over your plants which will create a fun snack for your fish. If this doesn’t work, there is a homemade pond insect control method to help eliminate these pesky insects. You can take one tablespoon of vegetable oil and one tablespoon of Ivory soap, mix it in with a pint of water and spray away.

Then there are pesticides for pond insect control that you can purchase at your local store. But be careful when using these products because they can often harm the insects that you need near your pond. In addition to this, the runoff can enter your pond and essentially harm it. Look for organic, environmentally friendly or non-toxic pesticides for maintaining pond insect control.

Whichever route you take will be completely up to you. You can consult the help of a gardener or insect specialist of some sort. Remember, you want your plant life and pond to remain as healthy as possible, so choose the method of pond insect control that is the safest for your pond and its wildlife.