The 5 Worst Garden Pests—and How to Control ThemEmail this post to a friend.
Garden pests are something that every gardener has to deal with. It doesn’t matter where you live; there are five common garden pests that can be dealt with and eliminated if you know which products to use and how to eliminate them.
This common garden pest loves munching on plant foliage and leaves behind small holes. To get rid of aphids make sure that you drench your plants at least once a day with a strong burst of water. If Aphids persist you can insure that they will be eliminated by creating a mixture of insecticidal soap and water or mix water with garlic or summer oil. Once you’ve created your mixture, pray your plants liberally with it to insure Aphid demise.
This pest is a moth that has a V Shape on each of their wings. These pests love eating cabbage, other vegetables or plants with green foliage. You can eliminate them by inspecting your garden once a day and removing caterpillars, cocoons and buying predatory insects then releasing them in your garden.
Ants are a very common pest around the world but, they are easy to eliminate:
- Mix one teaspoon of Boric Acid with six tablespoons of sugar, dump the solution in water then dip cotton balls into the solution.
- Once the cotton balls are soaked you should place them in an old plastic milk jug.
- Use a nail to punch holes into the milk jug.
- Place the milk jug next to any ant holes. It will act as an “ant convenience store” where they will be able to get nice yummy, but deadly treats to bring back to their nests.
This pest is blue/green in color, around a ½ inch long and has long legs. To eliminate them you should visually inspect your garden every morning and pull them off any plants that they may be attacking then drown them in water mixed with dish soap.
White Flies are an annoying pest that gets in the way, especially when you’re trying to enjoy your garden on a nice evening. For pest control spray the infected plant with a water/soap mixture in the evening. This will kill the white flies naturally and not do damage to the plant.
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