What to do about those garden pests?

Most gardeners face pests in their gardens from time to time, and usually they are not a big deal. However, sometimes theses little buggers cause more than just mere aesthetic damage. Watch out for these pesky critters wreaking major havoc to your garden.

Aphids

AphidA tiny, pear-shaped critter having long antennae with two tubes projecting rearward from their abdomen. Found usually on most fruits and vegetables, flowers, ornamentals, and shade trees. Aphids suck plant sap, causing foliage to distort and leaves to drop-off.

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Whiteflies

WhitelfiesWhiteflies is a sap-sucking insect that is often found in thick crowds on the undersides of leaves. Damage occurs by sucking the juices from new growth causing stunted growth, leaf yellowing, deformed and discolored fruits. Plants may become weak and thus susceptible to diseases.

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Leaf Miner

Leaf MinerAdult leaf miner lay their eggs on the leaves on plants. The eggs hatch into larvae which then tunnel and feed on the leaf surface.

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Thrip

ThripThis tiny black sap-sucker causes white patches on the petals and discoloring on the leaves of plants.

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"Save time and have a beautiful garden. Do not let the risk of pest attacks deter you from your dream."

We have a vast selection of chemicals and fertilizers which can be used for more control measures.

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