Pest Control

  • How To Get Rid Of Pill Bugs In The Garden

    If you’re looking for information on how to get rid of pill bugs in the garden, you’ve come to the right place. 

    They might be natural decomposers, beneficial when it comes to breaking down organic matter in the soil, but they can be destructive pests that cause a variety of problems for your plants. 

    They easily become overpopulated since they have very few natural predators - so it’s up to you, as the gardener, to know exactly what to do to get rid of them.

    Pill bugs, or Armadillidiidae, can be prevented and an infestation treated by following these simple steps. 

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  • How To Get Rid Of Tomato Hornworms In The Garden

    If you’re looking for tips on how to get rid of tomato hornworms in the garden, you’ve come to the right place. 

    They might look plump and innocuous - but really, these pests are quite menacing. Tomato hornworms are large green caterpillars that can wreak havoc on many of the most common garden plants. 

    It’s not just tomato plants that can be plagued by these bugs, either. They’re known to attack any plant in the nightshade family, including tobacco, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes.

    Fortunately, there are several easy ways you can get rid of these pests for good. 

    Ready to learn more about how to get rid of hornworms on tomatoes? Keep reading to find out more. 

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  • Why Are My Plant's Leaves Curling Up?

    At one point or another, you’re going to walk into your grow room or garden and notice your plant’s leaves curling up. 

    You may not know exactly what is causing this, but one thing is for sure - it doesn’t look healthy, and it certainly indicates a more serious underlying problem.

    The foliage of our plants tells us a lot about them - it’s where we can look to identify nutrient or pH problems, for example. It’s also the place where you’ll identify common pests and diseases, as bugs love to feast on these.

    When our plants are stressed, either by heat or changes to their environment, the leaves may start changing as well. With so many different plant problems being related to the leaves, it can make diagnosing the root cause of the issue difficult.

    Worry not, because in the coming minutes, we’ll teach you everything that could be causing your plant’s leaves to start curling up. Then, we’ll explain how to remedy each potential cause.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Springtails In Plants

    While they are less notorious than aphids or caterpillars, it’s important that you understand how to get rid of springtails in plants too.

    Dealing with these bugs on your plants can be frustrating, but you’re not alone. They are commonly found indoors but also lurk in the garden. Anywhere in which they can find tasty plants to munch on, they will make their home.

    They are secretive little buggers, too, often hiding signs of infestation until it’s too late - when the plant starts showing serious symptoms.

    Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent springtail infestations.

    By knowing exactly what these pests are and how to get rid of springtails in plants, you’ll be able to get on top of the situation before it ever becomes a problem. 

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  • How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

    If you want to prevent pests from infiltrating your soil from the jump, you need to learn how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden!

    This is one of the most underutilized pest prevention methods in the horticulture industry, and we believe the reason for this is lack of knowledge. 

    Because once you learn all the benefits of using diatomaceous earth in the garden, you’ll be implementing this approach for life. 

    We’ll cover all these in just a moment, and then we’ll actually teach you everything you need to know about how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden, and keep crawling insects at bay for good!

    Let’s start by covering what exactly this mouthful of a phrase actually is.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Cabbage Worms On Plants Fast

    No matter what you are growing in your garden it’s important for you to learn how to get rid of cabbage worms on your plants quickly should they infest.

    Although the name implies that cabbage worms feast on cabbage plants alone, the reality might surprise you. 

    These pests feed voraciously on a variety of plants, leaving behind a wake of destruction in the form of small, nibbled holes. 

    Fortunately, if you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get rid of cabbage worms on plants - fast. 

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  • How To Get Rid Of June Bugs On Plants Fast

    As summer rolls around, one of the many things you may be tasked with as an outdoor grower is how to get rid of June bugs on your plants.

    These are just one of the many common garden pests that can plague growers, and these insects in particular don’t get discussed enough. There are far more aggravating, common pests like aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, etc.

    However, June bugs, as members of the scarab family, can actually be quite detrimental in a garden. June bugs can not only feast on your favorite trees and shrubs, but they can leave behind ragged holes and plenty of damage in their wake, too.

    Fortunately, eliminating these pests in your garden is often as simple as enacting a few basic methods of prevention. Should you end up with an infestation on your hands, though, we have some tips on how to get rid of June bugs on plants fast.

    Let’s start by discussing what these bugs are, and how to identify them and signs of their damage.

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  • When & How To Use Neem Oil On Plants

    By learning when & how to use neem oil on plants, you can prevent many plant pests & diseases.

    In a perfect world, you would be able to grow plants that didn't need any help getting to the finish line. No weeding, watering, and most importantly, pests or fungi. However, most growers have experienced their fair share of crop issues.

    To become the best grower you can be, you need to be aware of all the best strategies, techniques, and products you can use to help keep your garden as healthy and productive as it can be. 

    If you’re wondering how to use neem oil on plants, you've come to the right place. Read on as we discuss when the best time to apply it is, and how to actually use it for different garden care issues.

    First, though, let's discuss what this product even is, along with the benefits you'll enjoy by adding it to your arsenal.

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  • When & How To Use Insecticidal Soap On Plants

    If it’s time for you to clean up your garden, you may want to consider learning how to use insecticidal soap on plants.

    “Clean the garden?” you might ask, scratching your head. “Like scrub my plants?” Sort of - but not quite.

    Insecticidal soap is one of the oldest kinds of insecticides you can use. In the old days, gardeners would combine Fels-Naptha soap with boiling water to create an effective remedy against all manner of garden pests

    The best part about using this form of pest & disease prevention is you can keep your plants healthy and happy, while keeping yourself, the environment, and anyone who consumes your plants safe.

    If you’re wondering how to use insecticidal soap on plants, don’t worry - it’s not complicated. We'll explain why you should consider this treatment method, and teach you how to use insecticidal soap safely & effectively.

    Then, we'll help make your shopping experience quick and hassle free by sharing the three best insecticidal soap options currently on the market. We've got a lot to cover, so let's begin by explaining what insecticidal soap even is! 

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  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Definition, Methods, & More

    Integrated pest management, referred to as IPM for short, is the number one way to protect your garden from infestations.

    But the best part about this methodology? It doesn’t always involve chemical intervention. This is a win-win for all involved, from you and your consumers to the environment.

    So why aren’t more commercial growers implementing their own integrated pest management methods and strategy? The short answer is it’s far more complex than simply spraying your plants with an insecticide at the first site of bugs. Spraying is easy.

    But, in the interest of producing the best crop possible, and protecting your brand image in the long run, an IPM strategy is a must for your operation.

    We’ll define integrated pest management, and explain all the benefits of IPM. Then, we’ll help you come up with your own techniques and strategies you can employ on your farm or garden.

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