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How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Garden

Garden pests are expensive, annoying and destructive – and they can also be hard to get rid of for good.

For many of us, our garden is our pride and joy. We spend countless hours puttering around, planting our favourite edible and decorative plants and tending to them with care. Not only do we Britons put a lot of our time and energy into our gardens, we spend a lot of money! It is estimated that those with gardens will spend around £30,000 over the course of their lifetime purchasing seeds, fertilisers, garden furniture, plants and maintenance products!

All of this money and time spent on our gardens means that it is all the more galling when pests move in and start destroying our hard work. Ants, moles, slugs, foxes, flies, pigeons, woodlice and midges can all wreak havoc on a garden, and transform it from a dream to a nightmare in short shrift. We love decorating our gardens in this country, arranging gazebos, lounge chairs and lutyens benches around our outdoor space, and so it is always a shame when pests threaten our sanctuaries.

It pays to learn how to get rid of pests in your garden – read ahead to find out what you can do to protect your investment.

How To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Garden

Ants are unwelcome guests in any garden. Here are some ideas for bidding them farewell.

How To Get Rid Of Moles In Your Garden

Sure, moles might look cute, but they create unsightly mole hills and mounds all throughout your garden.

How To Get Rid Of Slugs In Your Garden

These slimy mollusks feast on your plants and leave ghastly trails around your garden.

How To Get Rid Of Foxes In Your Garden

While foxes are an important part of the British eco-system, they belong in the woodlands, not your garden!


How Do You Know If You Have Rodents In Your Garden?

Rats enjoy living in people’s gardens because gardens provide food, shelter and fresh water on a regular basis. They see your garden like an extension of their normal territory, and they are happy to move in. Rats like living in compost piles, plants, lawns and garden beds, and once winter approaches they will be attracted to your warm home. Here’s how you can tell if you have rats in your garden?

How To Keep Rodents Out of Your Garden

If you already have rats in your garden you will likely need to seek the help of an exterminator, or set out your own traps. Don’t let it get to this stage – keep rodents out of your garden in the first place.

How To Keep Cats Out Of Your Garden

How To Get Rid Of Pigeons In Your Garden

Avian visitors are always welcome in a garden, but too many pigeons moving in will mean a layer of putrid droppings covering everything in sight.

How To Get Rid Of Woodlice In Your Garden

At times, woodlice can be considered beneficial in your garden. After all, they can help to produce compost and they overturn your soil, but if they start to breed too much they can infest your cultivated plants.

How To Get Rid Of Midges In Your Garden

Midges are sometimes called no-see-ums, punkies or sandflies, and their bites and buzzing can really ruin an otherwise lovely day in the garden.


While it can seem like pests have taken over your garden for good, you never need to give up hope. By following the simple steps above you can rid your garden of bird, critter and insect pests and get back to enjoying your outdoor space.

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