5 easy ways to protect your plants from bugs and pests
Are you worried about different types of pests and garden bugs infecting your plants often? Have you tried various measures of pest control and pest management, yet no relief?
Well, worry not! Pest control and prevention becomes easy with our specially distilled five super-efficient techniques that help keep the insect pests and vegetable garden bugs at bay. Here’s how:
Introduce good insects to your plants
Insect pests can munch your plants and destroy the whole crop in no time. However, there are some good insects which you can introduce to your garden and see the harmful ones vanish. This is because the bad garden bugs fall prey to the good garden bugs such as ladybugs, hoverfly, lacewings, damsel bugs, praying mantis, honeybee, and dragonflies to name a few. These bugs can be attracted to your garden by planting the right mix of nectar-rich flowers and providing them protein rich insect pests to feed on. Thus, it’s a good idea to make friends with the good bugs to win over the bad garden bugs.
Expert Tip: If your plants are becoming home to mealy bugs, aphids and mites, try the IFFCO Doctor Neem+. Just spray it on your plants (as mentioned below in the video) and get rid of these pests. Available for order here.
Provide shelter to your plants
Covering your plants is counted amongst the most useful methods of preventing pests and bugs from entering your vegetable garden. Besides providing a protective shield to the plants, the covers help avoid direct contact with garden pests. Portable Tunnels work great as they are easy to install and protect your vegetables from pests, bugs, and harsh weather conditions. Be careful not to leave any loose ends as the pests can easily slide in. Pests such as caterpillars, Mexican bean beetles, cucumber beetles, vine borers, and many more find it difficult to move through the covers to attack the plants.
Use the right pest control products
Using the right products for pest control can indeed create a lasting impact on your plants. For instance, if the pest control products are organic, the process becomes hassle-free. Like the all-new-organic neem-based products by IFFCO protect your plants from insects, bugs and give natural protection from pests and diseases. The IFFCO Protect + is perfect for mixing it up with the soil to keep the plants healthy and minimize the chances of pest attack.
You can also check out this video below for more information on its usage. 👇
Grow strong-scented herbs
Just as you won’t like to go near the smelly herbs...the pests and bugs won’t as well! Yes, these insect pests and garden bugs dislike the strong-scented herbs and stay away from them. All you need to do is grow herbs such as calendula, coriander, garlic, citronella, basil, lemongrass, mint, fennel, and the likes alongside your vegetables and see the scent-magic work subsequently. But be careful not to plant too many of these herbs so as to maintain a perfect blend between the main crop and these plants.
Check out the usage of IFFCO Green diet below 👇
Check out the usage of IFFCO Sea Secret below 👇
Master these DIY pest control tricks
For stubborn bugs, besides the products available on the shelf, there are some Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tricks, which you can execute yourself by using materials easily available at home. Try spraying soapy cold water on the infected plants which leads to deterioration of the pests’ outer body layer or soapy water with pepper to make the plants distasteful to the pests. Furthermore, you can use salt, flour, and a soapy water solution with baking soda and vinegar on your plants for easy pest management.
Implementing these techniques consistently is the key to protecting your plants from infestation and helping them grow splendidly.
You can also visit our website to know how our specialized products can help boost your pest control efforts and lend a new life to your garden.
Author: Monil Verma / Preeti Parashar