In the garden we can have various problems such as plant diseases or pests, in this post, you will find types of garden pest and how to deal with them.
Before we start we have to know two things, the first is that the plague is always remedied, but it can affect our garden again if we do not clean well the first time. The second is that we have to differentiate between plague and plant disease, pests are insects that have different remedies, diseases need other types of treatments.
This guide will not talk about synthetic chemical pesticides since that is an essential step to cultivate a healthy and productive garden, and more if we have a small vegetable and fruit orchard.
Aphids of different species
Aphids are small insects with an elongated shape as if it were a pear. They can be of different colors, green, yellow, brown, red, gray or black. They usually feed on different plants and vegetables how to:
It can be remedied in several ways, one of the preventive means is to plant small flowers that will attract predatory insects. Another way is to spray a jet of water from the hose on the plants.
We can also cover it with a floating row, horticultural oil, insecticidal soap or neem base to get rid of the most difficult types of garden pest.
Slugs and snails of many species
The land shells how snails or slugs may also be different colors, and usually leave a trail of slime behind them trail that can be harmful.
All young plants are the favorites of these pests so we will surely have many problems on rainy days and our garden can be greatly affected. The snails and slugs leave irregular holes in the margins of the leaves, and usually feed at night, so we will not see the culprit never in action.
If we want to prevent slugs or snails from approaching our plants, we can water only in the morning, thus avoiding that plants eat at night. We can also place copper strips that, due to a chemical reaction with the drool, do not approach or use slug baits with an iron phosphate.
Leaf miners of different species
Adult leaf miners are a type of fly that does not feed on plants. But their tiny brown or green larvae feed within plant tissues.
When we have leafminer larvae, we can appreciate it because they create tunnels that form wavy lines on the leaves. Luckily, if we cut the tunnels and throw them in the trash, it won’t come out again.
How with the aphid can be controlled by placing a floating row or using neem-based products?