Nothing is more disappointing than caring for your greenhouse crops for months only to realize that you won’t get to enjoy the harvest because an infestation of insects has gotten there first.
Pest control is an ongoing battle for any gardener, but more so for those taking an organic approach to their plants. What options do you have to keep bugs at bay without using harsh chemical pesticides?
One of the most popular choices in chemical-free pest control is the use of anti insect netting. This fine mesh netting can be draped over your plants to keep the creepy crawlies away from your precious crops.
As an added bonus, insect barriers can also help to prevent other wildlife from snacking on your plants, including birds, rabbits, and even deer. However, insect netting may not be enough if you’re struggling with particularly determined animals or chewing rodents.
Do You Need Agricultural anti-insect Netting?
If your plants have nibble marks, you could use some insect proof netting in your greenhouse. That said, if your plants appear overrun with teeth marks, then you probably need some additional help that a thin fabric won’t provide. Do some reading about greenhouse insects to learn about how bugs can be good and bad and how to deal with them.