The Most Common Vegetable Garden Pests and How to Control Them

Garden PestNobody likes garden pests. Even if you’re trying to have an all natural yard and garden, the wrong pests can run your beautiful plants to the ground. Here are a few steps for prevention of pests and disease.


Prevention is the best way to keep avoid of pests. Starting the season with healthy plants and soil will really help. If you purchase plants instead of growing your own make sure these are very healthy otherwise you will bring pests and disease in your vegetable garden. If you have diseased plants be sure to dispose of them in the trash instead of the compost heap, as the disease spreads through the vegetable garden as you utilize your compost. When finished the season, clean and sanitize all pots of plants. If there is any disease that will kill, and you can be sure that you start your next season with healthy plants. Crop rotation will reduce the likelihood of pests weeding as appropriate. When choosing you’re choosing varieties that resist disease, this may really work especially well if you know you have the disease within its plot.


Within your calendar garden is very important because they need everything to look perfect at certain times. Throughout the season, and be sure to check for any signs every couple of days of disease or pest and take action. Do not water too late due this can lead to fungal disease. Try and time of maturity the plants to plant predators are not mature at the same time. Here are 3 common pests and tips to rid your vegetable garden of them.

1. Cutworms

Cutworm Moth Xestia dolosa_1333
Cutworms are so called due they cut the stem of the plant. The caterpillar can range from gray, brown, black, greenish, red white spots and stripes. To identify whether it is the plague that sneaks with a stick, if rolled into a “C” then you have cutworms in your garden. In adulthood these cutworms turn on a little brown moth sometimes known as “millers.” To prevent these cutworms from getting into the vegetables, make a necklace for each plant cutworm. The collar has to be about 5 to 8 cm high and can be made of yogurt, bits of plastic stapled and many other recyclable materials. Once you have made your necklaces press the soil around the plants. This will allow your plants to grow without the worm is able to track over and cut the stem.

2. Wire worms

darkling beetle larva or false wireworm
Wire worms are the larvae of the beetle Click and worms are thin orange with two pointed ends. These wire-worms in general can cause problems in the new gardens instead of old vegetable gardens as they eat the roots of the grass. The best step to get rid of these worms is to dig the bed in the fall and keep him around so that the birds can reach the worms. Birds are the cable-the worst enemy of the worms.

3. Aphids

Aphid farm.
Aphids are sap-sucking insects that leave a molasses revealing about plants, this is then translated into a mold of soot on the plants. Aphids infest many various vegetables and are attracted to the nitrogen, so do not add much to your vegetable garden. Best step to rid your vegetable garden of aphids is to destroy your plants resistant to a steady stream of water. Planting herbs like mint, basil, fennel, garlic, dill and chives acts as a deterrent for aphids. These pesky insects are interested to yellow, so fill a tub with soap and water are interested to yellow and then drown. Predators of aphids are lady beetles, lacewings, soldier beetles and damselflies and these will get rid of aphids.

About the Author

Emily Taylor is a kindhearted individual who loves the outdoors; she spends most of her time lately working in her yard and tending to her garden. Through her trials with gardening she has learned a lot about maintenance and pest control and chooses to share her knowledge so that all can enjoy the joys of gardening as much as her.

One Response to “The Most Common Vegetable Garden Pests and How to Control Them”

  1. Nice post!…

    TY for your post but could u please cite your sources next time?…