Today’s we look at some common pests that can damage your vegetable garden. And teach you how to destroy them, without any kind of medicine.
Some Common Pests
There have some comment pests in your vegetable garden. They are Aphids, Cabbage Looper, Corn Earworm, Cutworm, Earwigs, Grubs, Tomato Hornworm, Keeled Treehopper, Potato Beetle and Whiteflies. Total common pests. Let’s read what is this?
Aphids are soft-bodied insects that are found on many plants. you can see where they are found in cabbage in a gray color and this is a kohlrabi plant that has the same gray aphids infestation and this can be very damaging to your plants. To control aphids just spray with soapy water and they should be gone Rinse the plant after you’re done.
2. Cabbage looper
The cabbage looper is a soft-bodied chewing insect that can cause a lot of damage to your leaves its found not only in cabbages but also almost all other vegetables. To get rid of them just hand-picked them and eliminate.
3. Corn Earworm
The corn earworm is a very damaging insect that starts eating your corn and other vegetables right from its larval stage once it grows into these worms that you can see where they will devastate your crop. To eliminate corn earworm just hand-picked them or use neem oil as a preventive measure to control.
Cutworms cause major damage with young seedlings you can see here this is the cutworm they just cut along the base of the plant especially young seedlings and the seedlings are gone.
Cutworms can cause extensive damage because they do not allow your plan to grow. Carrot seedling has been killed by this cutworm and as soon as you see any kind of damage from the cutworm just look around the base of the seedlings and you can find and eliminate them.
Earwigs are small insects crawling insects. They’re very hard to spot so you need to set a trap for them just take some vegetable oil I used canola oil here to set this trap at the surface of the soil within about a week all the earwigs will be attracted towards your trap and you’ve got all your earwigs and you can eliminate them.
You can generally find grubs when you’re digging your raised beds or your soil they cause a lot of damage by eating your plant roots. When these form into their adult flies which is the Japanese beetle the Japanese beetles will cause even more damage so just hand-pick them and throw them.
The tomato hornworm or just the hornworm is one of the most commonly found garden insects you can just handpick these insects and throw them. The tomato hornworm will cause a lot of damage to eggplant, tomatoes and a lot of other plants.
They might not even be easy to spot any plant looks pretty normal but there’s a tomato hornworm hiding right there between the branches. So just remove the branch or just cut the branch away. A lot of damage is done by the tomato hornworm and you need to eliminate this pest as soon as you can it’s a very damaging insect.
8. Keeled Treehopper
The keeled treehopper is one of the stems damaging plants it will feed on your eggplant stems and stems of some other vegetables. They’re very small but you can easily see them because they attack in colonies. The easiest way to get rid of these keeled treehoppers is just wearing gloves and just remove them with your hand. Once all of them are gone just rinse your plant with water and you’re good.
9. Three Lined Potato Beetle
The three-lined potato beetle is a very damaging insect not only on potatoes but all plants in the nightshade family like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers their larvae are soft and grub-like and they do a lot of damage on the tomatillo plants they’ve eaten all the leaves and stems around the area of feeding. To eliminate them you can just handpick them and just cut off the damaged leaves and stems.
Whiteflies are soft-bodied insects that do a lot of damage to leaves and stems. They can occur in all plant edibles or not. The easiest way to get rid of them is to just spray with soapy water or just take a garden hose and just wash your plants once they get eliminated they will not come back
Never use chemical pesticides in your garden. To contral pests I always recommend that you go with organic solutions there are a lot of solutions available. You can handpick your pests, use soap sprays, just use the water hose to wash your plants and get rid of the insects you can use neem oil which is an organic pesticide which is also good for your health. So with all these options I highly recommend that you do not try any of these chemical options that are available in your garden stores just stick to natural ways and your garden will be healthy and full of life. We’ll see you again soon, happy gardening