Category Archives: Garden Pest Control Info

Organic Pesticides

A pesticide refers to a single substance or a combination thereof, which is used to prevent, control or destroy pests. The pests that are thus being controlled, repelled or destroyed make up a vast and varied list that includes insects to plants and microbes. The agent used for this purpose can be a purely chemical, a mix of chemicals and organic matter or purely organic. Given the heightened awareness on pollution, health factors and sustainable farming processes, organic pesticides are a preferred method of fighting pests. What’s […]

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Garden Pests

A pest is defined as a living organism which causes damage directly or indirectly to crop plants domesticated animals or humans. Garden pests are organisms which are actively causing damage to flora in gardens. They do so by employing a variety of methods and the damage they cause may not always be apparent. Some pests such as caterpillars and leaf miners defoliate gardens by feeding on the leaves and stems of garden plants and leaving behind skeletonized remains. Insects like aphids and whiteflies suck plant juices and […]

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Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) is a highly destructive plant pest native to Japan as the name suggests. It is not considered a serious pest in Japan where its natural predators keep populations in check. However it is rampant in the United States where infestations are regularly reported. Strict regulations and pest management strategies have prevented the establishment of the Japanese beetle in other parts of the country. The adult Japanese beetle is approximately ½ an inch long, it has an iridescent metallic green body and […]

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