As a gardener, you do not want your garden to suffer from various garden pests. Then the blog is for you. Not all the pests are harmful to plants, there are some beneficial insects which helps for the growth of plant and reproduction. The garden pests are living inside the leaves of plants and some flies which cross all the plants, that flying insects are harmful to human health. They travel all over the place and comes inside the home which can easily spread diseases.
What are the common Garden Pests?
Here is the list of common garden pests that may appear almost on all gardens for a specific season
- Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers
- Twig Gridlers
- Minute Pirate Bugs
- Gall Makers
- Ground Beetles
What are Harmful Garden Pests?
Pests are the insects that made their house in the green plants. Garden pests are mostly harmful to plants which live their life by eating the plants. Thus plants may be affected by the unknown diseases that can be spotted by the small holes on the leaves. The affected plants are also harmful to health. We cannot cut down the plants, instead of avoiding the pests. Some of the garden pests are:
Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers
These grasshoppers are the type of caterpillars, which have chewing mouthparts that can eat the plant leaves and travel along the way. It is so dangerous to plants which can eat some tissues in the plant. This may be spotted by the holes in the plant leaves, a yellow color raised in the green leaves.
These tine insects are more dangerous which stick with the leaves and insert the whole or a part of its body into the leaves and make the leaves swell.
These types of pests are also called wood borers. They are tiny in size of about half-inch length, which can eat the wooden stem. These insects will eat the dried stem or branches which will not be grown after a single bite from these wood borers.
What are harmless Garden Plants?
Not all insects are harmful to plants, there are some insects that are helpful for the growth of plants by injecting natural biotics. Some insects are helpful for the process of pollination which results in the reproduction of a new bud. Some of the insects which are helpful to plants are,
Minute Pirate Bugs
These are the insects that can eat the other pests. The minute pirate bugs are very helpful to plants which eats the bugs and pests that are harmful to plants. To attract these insects plant daisies, yarrow, and alfalfa species of plants.
Ground Beetles are insects that are black and look ugly. They usually roam during nighttime. The one ground beetle larvae can devour up to 50 caterpillars, when these insects are found in your garden, you do not need to worry about the harmful pests.
The Lacewings are insects that look like flies and its very tiny. But these species can eat a huge amount of pests of all types. So, invite these insects by planting sweet alyssum, angelica, cosmos, and coreopsis.