Friday, May 25, 2018

18 Aug

Your worst 5 Garden Pests..

Do you know your Snails from your Vine Weevil, your Red Spider Mite from your Whitefly?  Jersey Plants Direct will help you identify and eliminate some of your worst garden pests with these useful tips.   Find out what the Top 5 Garden Pests don’t want you to know about them here!

Imagine, you’ve done all the hard work and your garden is looking wonderful and then you spot a partly eaten leaf, or your delicious greenhouse fruit is being devoured or your plants are looking increasingly unhealthy.   It could be the result of slugs or snails or perhaps an invasion of vine weevil.

This series of articles from Jersey Plants Direct will help you to spot the signs of these common pests, give you helpful advice about how to prevent infestations and treat them if they take hold.

Use this guide below as quick and easy point of reference to help you spot which pests are plaguing your garden. Why not print it out as a reminder of what to look out for.

What’s the problem in your garden? Signs of infestation Pest – click the link to find out more Biological control product
Small insects colonise shoot tips, and flower
buds such as roses
Aphids Ladybird Larvae or   Lacewing Larvae
Slugs & Snails
Holes in plant leaves, complete disappearance
of young small plants over the ground
Slugs and Snails Parastic nematodes
Clouds of small white-winged insects will fly
into the air when an infected plant is disturbed.  Creamy nymphs on the
underside of leaves
Encarsia Parasite
Vine Weevil
Irregular semi-circular notches eaten into
the edges of leaves, plant completely wilts and dies and then upon closer
examination has no roots left
Vine Weevils Parastic nematodes
Red Spider Mite
Fine silk webbing on the plants and leaves
lose their green colour, dry up and fall off.
Red Spider Mite Phytoseiulus persimilis

Don’t despair, yes pests can cause havoc but if you are vigilant and you use the resources available then your garden can continue to grow and flourish! Jersey Plants Direct now offers a full range of Biological Control products , to help you eliminate these nasty garden pests.


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