It is not easy to deal with or live with the common garden pest known as the yellow garden spider. The scientific name for this arachnid is “ceristical” or “spider” but the common name is “wild spider”. Although this arachnid may have various names, the more common name is “yellow spider”. While this insect may be a welcome guest in your garden, being mistaken for a harmless mouse is not one of those common or welcome guests.
Although it is a pest, there are a number of reasons of not fear of yellow garden spiders. This creature is usually seen around gardens and meadows, and appears mostly after a rainfall or after a harvest of fresh produce. They are small insects with oval shaped bodies and black tipped spines. Many times they are seen jumping on or into plants and flowers.
It does not take much for a garden spider to find and attack a plant. It takes less time for them to do this than it does for most other garden pests for several reasons. First of all, most garden pests are not looking to eat the plant they are attacking. They are usually only out for the simple reason that the plant is near or on the floor of the garden.
This means that the spider will walk right up to the plant or flower it is attacking or comes up from below to attack the plant directly. If you do not want your plants and vegetables to be eaten, you must stop them. One way to stop them is to keep your yard clean. Mulch your yard after each garden visit and cover the soil. Do not forget to mulch the leaves too, especially if you have any big trees that could drop leaves into your vegetable garden or your yard.
Do not try to exterminate a spider without using a protective spray. Sprays are easy and inexpensive to use. You will need to spray around the perimeter of the plants and into the plant bed. You will want to cover all of the area, including the base of the stems, so the spider cannot get back into the garden.
There are other methods to get rid of garden spiders besides using pesticides. You can use repellents that repel spiders and traps that catch the little pests. These traps are made of materials such as cork and webbing. The spider will not cross these traps and crawl up to the plant it is attacking.
Another method that is very effective is the planting of a border along the length of the outside of the garden. This border will act as a natural spider deterrent. This will not only keep the spider away but will also keep the little pest away from your plants. Just be sure to plant border plants in the proper areas of your garden. If you are just starting a garden and have not yet had it established you will want to wait until you have before planting plants in every direction so the garden is more visible.
There are a number of other natural ways to get rid of garden spiders other than poisoning them or using traps and sprays. If you fear a garden spider, you may want to consider a natural remedy that will not harm your plants or your family. There are many herbs, oils and even teas that can be used to repel spiders. The best thing to do is research the best treatment for your type of garden. No matter what method you choose it is important to keep in mind that there is no reason of fear when it comes to the garden’s inhabitants, the spider.