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Rogues’ Gallery of destructive garden bugs—and how to give them the heave-ho
May 13, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Meet the “Most Wanted” creepy, crawling, and flying pests who are out to eat your garden plants. Let us help you evict them from your garden.
The Slime Twins: Slug and Snail
As Tricia says in our new video, take an evening stroll in your garden, when so many of these pests come out for a snack. Pick off the slugs and snails (if you keep chickens and ducks you know how much they’ll love these “treats”.)
Earwigs aka Pincher Bugs
You don’t want these in your salad, do you? They hide in dark places, like between artichoke leaves. Luckily, all our snail and slug tactics work on earwigs too.
You’ll find aphids on both the tops and the undersides of leaves. They’re a familiar garden pest on everything from vegetable seedlings to roses. You can make aphids a lot LESS familiar by adding more ladybugs nearby. Yes, let’s take a break to see a beneficial insect.
That’s better. Now, back to fighting aphids by other means.
Our sticky yellow traps attract aphids too. If you need sterner stuff to combat an aphid problem, we’ve got lots of organic products to do that. We have so many products that we made a directory on the left side of our Pest Control page. Just look for the name of the bug you’re fighting, click on the name and our whole battery of appropriate products will appear.
If you’re bothered by cucumber beetles (we have a special lure, just for them) look them up in the directory.
Is your peskiest pest the whitefly? We’ve got 37 ways to solve that problem.
A handy aid to identifying more Garden Rogues is a set of Landscape Pest ID Cards. Easy to carry around the garden, the laminated cards have photos of the Public Enemies in their various life stages.
Match the bug on the card to one of the 35 bugs in our Pest Control directory and you’re on your way to solving any pest problems.
Solutions: Aphids, Cucumber Beetles, Earwigs & Sow Bugs, Slugs & Snails, Whiteflies
Categories: Organic Pest Control, Insect Trap, Organic Pesticide, Natural Insecticide, Insect Lure, Insect Control
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