Guide to Controlling Pests for Your Vegetables
If there is anything
that prevents your organic garden from yielding the best vegetables, it will have to be the pests that invade and
surround your area. Now, if you are really serious about controlling those pests and keeping them out of your
garden for good, a volume of materials is readily available for you to be equipped and knowledgeable about the
various types of pests that can threaten your crop.
The very hard thing
about pest control is the fact that there are so many types of pests that can invade your garden; it will really be
quite a challenge to recall them in one sitting, so full immersion to your gardening activities is the only
surefire way to inculcate ample knowledge on pests to watch out
One of the tried and
tested tactics for pest control is by familiarizing yourself with the famous insects and animals. These enemies of
the garden will really hamper the growth of your crop only if you let
You have two options
for beetles: manually remove them by hand or spray them with insecticide that is poisonous to them. If left
untreated, beetles have the capacity to bore so much holes on your leaves and eat away at your vegetation over
time, especially when their population has already burgeoned. Beetles comes in a variety of types, but the remedy
for it is usually the two techniques mentioned above.
You will often find
sticky groups of insects that are invading your garden in hues of red if you have aphids in your garden.
Fortunately, you can easily remedy this by spraying it with soap insecticide or any similar material. Aphids are
common to almost every garden vegetable you can possibly imagine, so if you are growing vegetables, you are most
likely to encounter these sticky organisms.
Neem oil is the
cabbage worms' worst enemy, so if you spray them with it, they will be out of your garden in a jiffy. The thing is,
you can determine whether cabbage worm are in the garden if you find green caterpillar and holes on the leaves of
your plants. You can also pick them by hand if you are more courageous or maybe spray them with insecticide if you
don't have neem oil handy at the time of infestation.
If you see crawling,
dull caterpillars that are brown in color, then you have found cutworms invading your territory! Placing paper
collars around plants after digging around the area may help prevent cutworms from taking up your precious soil and
nutrients. Some chemicals may also work like insecticides, but this is a general cure. You also need to dig a lot
because the cut worms have this tendency to snuggle up on your plants for shade and
Maggots are extremely
disgusting, and they tend to make your landscape ugly if you do not try to get rid of them. Bleaching is one of the
best ways to get rid of maggots. If your organic garden is also situated beside a garbage bag, you may choose to
transfer your garbage bag elsewhere because leftover meals like meat tend to attract these maggots and they might
decide to branch out of the garbage bin and into your garden.
There are many other
kinds of pests that you can control in your garden given the right handy tools and knowledge on how to best
eliminate them from your organic garden.