Blister beetles are garden pests commonly found near leafy crops, flowering plants and hay crops. The beetles contain blistering agent in their body named as cantharidin. The chemical is used to treat lesions rendered by the pox virus. However, it’s ingestion can severely affect your gastrointestinal lining, urinary tract and cause blisters in the mouth. To protect yourself and the livestock from the toxic and detrimental insect we will share details surrounding the blister beetles, its life cycle, the damage it causes, and ways to control blister beetles.
Growing your own vegetables for healthy food intake is a common trend these days. There is a sense of satisfaction when you put the time in to tend and care for a crop, and then when you pick them. What if you find out during harvest that all the fences and barriers you have placed to keep out critters have been in vain?
One of the velvety green culprits, which can devour your crop, especially crops from Brassica or cabbage family is the notorious cabbage worm. To resolve this problem, we are going to give a complete detailed look of the cabbage worm. What is the life cycle of cabbage worm? How does it damage your crop? How can you prevent cabbage worm attack in your garden? Read on to find more about this pesky critter.
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Every gardener wants a healthy crop and a good harvest after a growing season. In order to achieve this, proper action against garden pests is necessary.
The most common pests that are capable to destroy your entire crop are nocturnal worms/larvae that feed on young plant’s stem from below the ground, cutworms. Cutworms attack a wide range of plant species, including cabbage, beets, cauliflower, kale, potato, lettuce, carrot, crucifers, pea, rhubarb, pepper, tomato and broccoli. In this article, we are going to give the complete detail of cutworms; What are their life stages? How do they damage your plants? and most importantly, how can you prevent a cutworm infestation in your garden?
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Even if you don’t have a lot of bright light in your home, you can still grow these highly adaptable and low-maintenance houseplants. These houseplants will be happy in low-light positions and will do just fine even if they receive a minimum light.
Kitchen gardening is the latest trend and people are moving towards the natural approaches of growing healthy vegetables and fruits. Now the question arises that how will you protect your garden from disease carriers, insects, weeds and other pests, causing damage to your vegetables and fruits?
Synthetic fertilizers or artificial pesticides do not only contain deleterious chemicals but these are also extremely hazardous to your health.
So, is there a way out to deal with this problem? The answer is YES! following up in this article we are going to give you some tips and tricks and, the list of some natural, homemade and non-toxic pesticides, their recipes and application procedures to treat plants with these non-toxic DIY pesticides.
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A real nuisance in the garden, Japanese Beetles bothers many gardeners in the US, and it’s no wonder because the pest’s menu consists of about 300 common plant species. If you’re troubled by this annoying pest, read on to learn how to get rid of it.[Read more…] about How to Control and Eliminate the Japanese Beetle and White Grubs