Many insects, such as gnats and flies, are drawn to moisture. This is another reason they are so attracted to your home garden. If you create a garden design that is built for drought tolerance, you will likely see fewer flying insects near your plants.
By using plants with a high tolerance to dry conditions, such as native plants, you’re able to let your soil dry out thoroughly before the next rainfall. This helps keep the surface soil dry and uninviting to many common pests.
If you are utilizing water conservation methods for sustainable gardening, make sure you invest in the proper equipment. If you are using a rain barrel to capture rainfall, make sure the barrel remains covered so pests cannot access the water in the barrel. This will help prevent contamination and slow the spread of larvae.