If you garden, you know about pests. Once pests have taken over a plant or an area of your garden, they are typically hard to get rid of. A better strategy is to plan on how to get rid of bugs on plants in your garden now before pests take over.
One of the best strategies to do is to start by watering the underside of your leaves on the plant. There are many pests like spider mites and aphids that will live on the underside of leaves.
Spider mites can be a gardener’s worst nightmare. Many home gardens suffer damage from this type of pest. They will gradually eat your leaves and plants and kill them by piercing the surfaces and sucking out the juices.
If you notice spider mites on just a few plants, you might want to remove those and isolate them in a different part of the garden or just get rid of them. This can help the spread of these spider mites to other plants that aren’t yet infected.
If you want to get rid of them, you need to know what they look like. They are red and yellow living on the underside of leaves and can sometimes leave their webbing around. They are extremely small and at times are hard to see. You will most likely see the spotted damage on the leaves before you see the pest.
One way of getting rid of the mite problem is to simply water your plants. Hit the underside of the leaves while watering to disrupt their habitat. Keep doing this from time to time to prevent spider mite problems as well as other problems that might come up.
Apply neem oil to the plants. This is best used when it’s dark outside but if you can’t do it then apply it during daylight hours. This is normally mixed with water and sprayed on the plants.
Use organic insecticide solutions. These are not harmful to your plants at all. Many are made with natural oils that will land on small insect pests and kill them.
This is a very natural way of dealing with pest problems. Make it a habit to put this on your plants before pest problems occur.
Start learning about beneficial insects. These insects will live in your garden and eat the insects that are there to ruin your garden. If you start attracting the beneficial insects, they will live in your garden and keep pest problems to a minimum.
Just like beneficial insects, attract birds to your property. Get bird baths, bird feeders, and other things to make sure that birds come to your yard.
They will eat insects in your garden. Get birds to your yard now while you are planting to prevent common garden pests.
Attract, or get some ladybugs in your garden. They will feast upon spider mites, aphids, and other common garden pests that are sometimes difficult to get rid of.
Read about beneficial insects and how to attract them. These will naturally control most of these types of pest problems for you.
Diatomaceous earth is another way of dealing with mites. This is a cheap powder that will dehydrate the mites as well as other common pests in the garden.