If you have a green thumb and you love to grow plants and you have your garden. When you grow a vegetable garden it will look beautiful and gorgeous and enhance the beauty of your home.
And fresh veggies from your garden you can use in cooking and fresh veggies in your vegetable garden look beautiful. But your garden may be damaged by the pests and bugs attack.
They eat veggies and leaves as a result your fresh vegetable garden looks destroyed and damaged. You can kill or get rid of pests and bugs naturally.
It is very easy to kill bugs and pests naturally in this article we will discuss the methods by which you can kill pests and bugs naturally. We hope that this article will be very helpful for you if you wanted to get rid of pests and bugs naturally.
Aphids are pear-shaped creatures and they suck out plant sap, as a result, the plant shows stunted growth and your plant may die if you don’t treat them at the beginning.
Aphids secrete sticky mucilaginous secretions These secretions attract special kinds of bees that support aphids’ growth and they Also it support sooty mold growth.
Our suggestion for you is that remove affected parts of the plant or you can spray horticultural oil(petroleum or vegetable-based oil used to smother insects) or you can spray insecticidal or neem. But our suggestion is to buy leady beetles which feed on aphids.
Cutworms are one-inch-long moth larvae that feed on leaves at night and hide under the leaves during the day. They may destroy your garden they mostly attack the stems of your plant if a cutworm attacks your young seedling; your plant may instantly die.
To treat cutworms of your seedling protect it with plastic drinking cups or with cardboard rolls of toilet paper. Or let your seedling grows thicker stem or before planting your seedling into the soil dig the soil shallowly and remove all curled up cutworms.
Japanese beetles are metallic blue-green and bronze, beetles are of ½ bench fat larvae they chew flowers and skeletonize leaves.
You can shake them into a jar of soapy water when they are less active or spray your plant with insecticidal soap.
Scales are soft, crawling insects and their larvae are tiny, scales suck plant saps, weaken plant saps, and turn foliage yellow, and as a result, it drops. Scales are mostly deposited on the leaves, fruits, and stems of plants and destroy your garden.
For getting rid of scales remove infected parts of plants or scrub from twigs with the help of a soft brush or soapy water. You can also treat scales with dormant oil or summer oil spray.
Slugs are slimy soft-bodied mollusks of brown or grey color and usually 1inch long. Slugs feed on plants at night and hide in the shady parts of plants during the daytime. Slugs are mostly in the moist, humid climate and they can destroy your garden completely.
To get rid of slugs fill a can with the beer and place it in the middle of the garden. The smell of beer attracts slugs and they fall, then collect them in the bottle and throw them out. Or you can also sprinkle sharp sand, wood ashes, crushed seashells, or diatomaceous earth on plants to inhibit the growth of slugs.
Spider mites are tiny insects that feed on plant juices because the plant leaves turn yellow, brown, or grey and then fall off.
You can get rid of spider mites by introducing lady beetles, mantises, and assassins bugs in your garden. They kill spider mites and eat them. Or mix half a cup of buttermilk and four cups of wheat flour with 5 gallons of water and spray on plants for 10 days.
Squash bugs are large and resemble stink bugs; they suk out the juice of plants and cause wilting in the plants. Squash bugs are most commonly on the squash plant and also found on pumpkins.
Pick up squash bugs from the plant drop them into the soapy water and then cut off infected parts of the plants. Scrape off egg cultures of squash bugs from the leaves and then spray neem on them before pollination time as they will multiply in no time.
Squash vine Borers;
Squash vine borers are 1inch long white caterpillars that are fed on the stems of the squash vine. Plant wilt severely as it suffers from water deficiency as it dries out drastically.
If you saw a swollen stem on your squash vine cut the side and extract the borer and then cover up the stem with the soil for encouraging rooting. Our suggestion for you is that grow a long-stemmed squash vine then compact hybrid and add soil where stem rooting because when the main stem dies it provides support to the main stem.
Tomato Horn Worm;
Tomato hornworms are bright green, heavily striped caterpillars with horn-like tails. They eat leaves of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplants. Tomato hornworms are large so pick them with your hand and drop them into the soapy water. Or introduce lady beetles in your garden. They will eat hornworms and their eggs.
Whiteflies are tiny sucking insects that weaken the plant and as a result, the plant shows stunted growth it leading to fungal diseases.
In the morning or in the evening at a cool temperature pick up whiteflies and then drop them into soapy water. Mix 1 tbsp lemon-scented liquid dish soap in a gallon of water and spray on plants or you can spray insecticidal soap for killing whiteflies.