GARDEN PESTS

Keep Your Garden Safe

APHIDS

These are small sucking insects that attach themselves to fresh growth on plants to drink the sap. They can vary in color from green to orange and includes the fluffy looking wooly aphid.

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Monterey Neem Oil 70%

 

This is an oil that you use to coat the plant. It is also a miticide and fungicide. It is a certified organic spray.

Monterey Take Down Garden Spray

This spray is good for all stages of an insect’s life from eggs to full adulthood. It can be used on vegetables and fruit all the way to the day of harvest.

Master Nursery Pest Fighter

 

An oil that coats the plant when you spray it. Be sure to spray underneath the leaves as well as the tops to make sure that it is effective. The oil only works against insects if it is able to coat them. It is an organic spray.

BORERS

This is an insect that is a beetle or larvae that eventually becomes a moth. The best evidence to see if you have them is the appearance of what looks like saw dust at the base of your plant and small holes along the trunk.

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Bonide Eight Insect Control

 

Apply as needed ensuring to apply thoroughly

Monterey Once a Year Insect Control    -or-

Bonide Annual Tree and Shrub

 

These are good systemics to use on your ornamental shrubs and trees. Apply it in the springtime for the full benefit.

*Do NOT use on edible plants / fruit

CATERPILLARS &

WORMS

These pesky creatures grow up to become beautiful butterflies or moths. However, when they are young, they are voracious eaters and create large holes in plants or destroy them entirely.

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Bonide Eight Insect Control

 

Apply as needed ensuring to apply thoroughly

Monterey B.t.

 

This product is well-loved by our own staff to help with caterpillar issues. It is a spray that contains a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis which is deadly to these pests but harmless to humans or pets. Be sure to apply weekly. It is certified organic.

LEAF MINER

This is an insect that is a beetle or larvae that eventually becomes a moth. The best evidence to see if you have them is the appearance of what looks like saw dust at the base of your plant and small holes along the trunk.

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Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew

The active ingredient in this product is what makes it so great. Spinosad is a chemical that helps kill and keep insects away. For the leaf miner, it is best when paired with a trap so that you know when to spray. You can use this for organic gardening.

Traps

 

Set these out in the early summertime in your citrus trees so that they attract the adult leaf miners. When you see them in your traps you know it is time to start spraying your tree to prevent damage. Best paired with Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew.

SNAILS & SLUGS

Everyone knows about these slimy creatures. They hide in the ground, at the bases of thick vegetative plants or under things such as rocks. They come out at night to wreak havoc on young plants and leave slime trails in their wake.

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Corry’s

 

Spread this around the areas of issue. Reapply if it gets wet.

Bonide Deadline

 

This comes both as a pellet and a liquid form. Use the liquid to form a barrier around pots and other places to keep out the pests. Always reapply if the area gets wet.

Gro Power Snail & Slug Away

 

This is a powder that contains cinnamon oil which makes it effective. It is safe for people, pets, and wildlife immediately after application.

Monterey Sluggo

 

This is a great organic product that can be used around the yard. It is a pelletized form of snail bait that you shake around problematic areas. 

EARWIGS

These guys are also known as pincher bugs and act like loggers to new sprouts. They come out only at night so if you suspect you have them set out a rolled-up newspaper overnight and see if any crawled in when you unroll it in the morning. They like to live underneath rocks, pots and decaying matter.

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Monterey Sluggo Plus

 

This Sluggo helps take care of more than just your slugs and snails. Spread these pellets around plants you wish to protect. 

Deadline Bug Bait

 

Apply this around the areas where you feel that earwigs are located and around the plants you wish to protect.