Saturday, June 20, 2020

Can We Deter Our Garden Pest by Water?


Lace bugs on Azaleas (credit to Goodnight Design)

We usually find pests damage our plants, fruit and flowers in our small garden at our backyard.

The pests attach on many parts of plants, they could be:
- on the top or underside of leaves.
- on the buds
- on the flowers.

Some pests which fall in insects and terrestrial gastropods categories are found in our garden plants:
- spider mites
- lace bugs
- aphids
- snails
- slugs

It is said these pests could be controlled by water. We may spray the plants (on the top and underside leaves) by water of garden hose.

In case, the pests are still survive, then we may use other everyday substances such as flour and salt (and even beer).

Sure, these substances are safe for human, but toxic to garden pests. Substances may destroy cell membrane of insects and annoying gastropods.

Do you have garden? How do you control the pests on your garden plants?

24 comments:

  1. I always got rid of aphids on my roses with a soapy water spray. That worked.

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  2. Pulverizo as plantas com cerveja, os bichos embebedam-se e caem. Com a queda morrem...( brincando). Não tenho jardim próprio.
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    Bom fim de semana
    Cumprimentos

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  3. Não tenho jardim, mas ao ler encontrei algo que nunca me tinha lembrado. O sal como controlador das pragas... faz todo o sentido!

    Excelentes dias, por aqui. :)

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    1. Hello Alexandra, You can not put salt on all things, even for a snail or other vermin because then the plant really dies.

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    1. Thanks -
      Can We Deter Our Garden Pest by Water?
      -
      Lace bugs on Azaleas (credit to Goodnight Design)

      We usually find pests damage our plants, fruit and flowers in our small garden at our backyard.

      The pests attach on many parts of plants, they could be:
      - on the top or underside of leaves.
      - on the buds
      - on the flowers.

      Some pests which fall in insects and terrestrial gastropods categories are found in our garden plants:
      - spider mites
      - lace bugs
      - aphids
      - snails
      - slugs

      It is said these pests could be controlled by water. We may spray the plants (on the top and underside leaves) by water of garden hose.

      In case, the pests are still survive, then we may use other everyday substances such as flour and salt (and even beer).

      Sure, these substances are safe for human, but toxic to garden pests. Substances may destroy cell membrane of insects and annoying gastropods.

      Do you have garden? How do you control the pests on your garden plants?

      Delete
  5. Tanza, The only problem we've had this year are snails. They've devastated my wife's big planter full of pansies. Not sure what to do about them... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hello from the Netherlands. I saw your reaction and your problem.. and perhaps you has something of my tips. Nowadays there are good (biological) pesticides for sale. But it ca very faster if you want this. so in give you some advice. Gathering can be accelerated by filling a dish or shallow pot with some beer. The yeast in the beer lures snails to the trap. As long as the beer has not been beaten or diluted by rainwater, it works reasonably well. Cola is also good because they like it and then drown in the tray. It's easier to sprinkle a remedy: then you don't have to worry about it anymore and the snails disappear by themselves. And these substances are also harmless to cats, dogs and humans. These are available at any garden centre or animal specialty shop. Do you want to read more than visit my other website and thats the nature with many words about knowings from the animal world. https://catherinetine.blogspot.com. I share this with a friend this website but we write separate our words.The name are always standing below it. Hope ypu got something about my tips for you and best regards from the Netherlands. Be safe and healthy, thats important too.

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  6. Thank you for your nice comments on my nature website: https://catherinetine.blogspot.com and that is the site for in dutch- De mens en de natuur- of the human and nature and my personal website that you can find here https://tinedejong.blogspot.com is call in englisch- poetry of poems and life stories- in dutch it calls Gedichten en verhalen uit het leven.

    Put them fixed so you can always find me or put this in your reading list. Then you will receive the new posts every time. With aphids my tip is: Put plants that are always the victim of pests in a different place; sometimes that helps. Biological control with, for example, ladybirds is an option if you have a lot of plants. and is also healthier for the plant. and for other disease these are tips on a environmentally friendly way.

    Check your plants regularly for pests. Clean old flower pots thoroughly before use. Do not put the plant against the radiator of in the heath and turn the thermostat low at night. Heat increases the chances.

    Against spider mites avoid bright sunshine and drafts. Let the potting soil dry out superficially between watering sessions. Do not fertilise the plants too much.
    Against spider mites: spray the plants regularly with water, including the underside of the leaves. and water with soap can help but for a short time. Better is to remove the old one for a new because there can be small eggs in the ground. If you see a larvae than is the plant very ill en you must does this away.

    Many greetings to you and your mother.

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  7. We had cut worms and I used coffee grounds around the base of the plants. It worked well.

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    1. Thanks -
      Can We Deter Our Garden Pest by Water?
      -
      Lace bugs on Azaleas (credit to Goodnight Design)

      We usually find pests damage our plants, fruit and flowers in our small garden at our backyard.

      The pests attach on many parts of plants, they could be:
      - on the top or underside of leaves.
      - on the buds
      - on the flowers.

      Some pests which fall in insects and terrestrial gastropods categories are found in our garden plants:
      - spider mites
      - lace bugs
      - aphids
      - snails
      - slugs

      It is said these pests could be controlled by water. We may spray the plants (on the top and underside leaves) by water of garden hose.

      In case, the pests are still survive, then we may use other everyday substances such as flour and salt (and even beer).

      Sure, these substances are safe for human, but toxic to garden pests. Substances may destroy cell membrane of insects and annoying gastropods.

      Do you have garden? How do you control the pests on your garden plants?

      Delete
  8. I've almost given up on my garden because the furry critters keep eating everything I want to grow. It's too bad the bugs don't eat them instead of plants.

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  9. I have a garden... thanks for sharing your tips!
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  10. Interesting tip. Thank you :)

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  11. I have tried by spraying water on the underside of the leaves where the pests cling to and it helps to deter them for a while. To keep them away, I have to spray everyday.

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    1. Thanks -
      Can We Deter Our Garden Pest by Water?
      -
      Lace bugs on Azaleas (credit to Goodnight Design)

      We usually find pests damage our plants, fruit and flowers in our small garden at our backyard.

      The pests attach on many parts of plants, they could be:
      - on the top or underside of leaves.
      - on the buds
      - on the flowers.

      Some pests which fall in insects and terrestrial gastropods categories are found in our garden plants:
      - spider mites
      - lace bugs
      - aphids
      - snails
      - slugs

      It is said these pests could be controlled by water. We may spray the plants (on the top and underside leaves) by water of garden hose.

      In case, the pests are still survive, then we may use other everyday substances such as flour and salt (and even beer).

      Sure, these substances are safe for human, but toxic to garden pests. Substances may destroy cell membrane of insects and annoying gastropods.

      Do you have garden? How do you control the pests on your garden plants?

      Delete
  12. Just this weekend we discovered a Lily Beetle eating the leaves of our single lily plant. Not happy as it's offspring make a nasty mess. Jeyes fluid came to the rescue we hope.

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  13. Hello, the bugs really can do a lot of damage. We have tried spraying with water, it seemed to help. Take care! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thanks -
      Can We Deter Our Garden Pest by Water?
      -
      Lace bugs on Azaleas (credit to Goodnight Design)

      We usually find pests damage our plants, fruit and flowers in our small garden at our backyard.

      The pests attach on many parts of plants, they could be:
      - on the top or underside of leaves.
      - on the buds
      - on the flowers.

      Some pests which fall in insects and terrestrial gastropods categories are found in our garden plants:
      - spider mites
      - lace bugs
      - aphids
      - snails
      - slugs

      It is said these pests could be controlled by water. We may spray the plants (on the top and underside leaves) by water of garden hose.

      In case, the pests are still survive, then we may use other everyday substances such as flour and salt (and even beer).

      Sure, these substances are safe for human, but toxic to garden pests. Substances may destroy cell membrane of insects and annoying gastropods.

      Do you have garden? How do you control the pests on your garden plants?

      Delete
  14. Hello there !
    I have used spraying water (a strong fan spray) to help get rid of aphids on my purple leaf sand cherry .. but you have to do it for a few days in a row to be successful .. one spray is not enough, plus I trimmed back the leaves to help get rid of them as well (discarded leaves go in the brown bag dump) .. aphids are VERY annoying, so are lily beetles.

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