The San Joaquin Valley is one of the world’s most productive agricultural powerhouses. By some estimates, this region is responsible for producing 17 percent of the nation’s agricultural output, valued at more than $269 billion. While that’s great for the local economy, it’s not exactly a positive for the rest of us – especially if you’re interested in gardening or maintaining attractive landscaping.
So how are these two separate ideas connected? By pests. All of that agriculture means acres upon acres of vegetation, and that attracts a ton of pests. And when you consider how much unincorporated area still exists in the region, you realize that pests have tons of land to call home. So what happens when the farmers spray pesticides to keep their crops healthy? Those pests look for other food sources – namely, your home and garden.
Vegetation Control helps you avoid greater pest problems
Pets control is just one of the reasons we strongly advocate vegetation control. When we discuss vegetation, we aren’t merely discussing plants that bear fruit or vegetables – we’re talking about anything that is growing out of control. Additional plantlife near the home gives pests plenty of places to hide and grow, and grants them access to the house. You should have a barrier of at least 3-4 feet between your walls and any plantlife; otherwise, pests can use it to infiltrate your home.
Many more additional benefits
Vegetation control doesn’t just help fight pests; it comes with various other benefits. For instance, if you have an old fence in the backyard that’s unkempt, it can easily be crawling with vines, weeds or other vegetation. While you may enjoy the way this looks aesthetically, that vegetation could destabilize the entire fence. The added weight of the vegetation is more than the fence is meant to handle, and the roots of such vegetation can destabilize the fence’s foundation.
If you’re tired of dealing with unchecked weed growth or other vegetation problems, then stop struggling: contact a professional gardener today and ask about vegetation control.