Garden Tips – Common Pest

There are many ways to protect your lawn, flowers, vegetables, and trees with these garden tips against common pest that are historically safe and efficient. Aphids are small, soft-bodied threats to foliage; these pests suck your plant’s sap and cause the plant to wither. Worse, aphids carry and transmit disease and are of particular concern for tomato plants. You can control them from wreaking extensive damage to your garden by introducing ladybugs to the organic arena. You can buy ladybugs from many different suppliers. The apple maggot, similar to the common housefly, is also known as a railroad worm and apple fruit fly. Whatever you name it, it is responsible for messy pulpy apples. One way to thwart these creatures is to hang plastic fruit coated with Tanglefoot that will render useless the feet of the insect keeping them from your rosy apples.

Protect your beans from bean thrips that are dark thin pests that leave plants leaves wilted and visibly spotted with excrement. To keep their population under control keep your garden as free from weeds as possible. Also, try incorporating lacewings, bugs that prey on thrips. A major enemy of cabbage and its relatives is the harlequin bug. This is a black bug with red-orange markings that smells horrible. It also causes the plant to wilt and turn brown. You’ll need a decoy crop of mustard greens nearby to lure these smelly pests over. Remove the bugs here and drop them in a jar of kerosene-topped water.

Vegetable weevils attack many kinds of veggies such as cabbage, carrots, and cauliflower. You can best control them by rotating your crops. The cultivation should destroy their underground eggs. Serious pests for your lawn are chinch bugs. Introduce big-eyed bugs to munch down their numbers and keep your grass looking green and healthy. Cutworms will threaten your carnation population, but they will threaten just about everything else in your garden too. Luckily, many predators find this ghastly-looking creature appetizing including fireflies, meadowlarks, and toads among them.

A garden hose is a good way to protect your evergreens from spider mites. If you see yellow needles there is a good chance you’ve got them. A forceful blast from the hose up and down the center of the tree periodically will help wash them away. A water spray is an effective way to rid many plants, such as your English ivy, from various mites. A small squirt can wash the creature and its web away. Many insects can be controlled and stopped simply by keeping your garden free of weeds that attract and shelter the pests.


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