Beetle infestations can be dangerous to your garden as they can cause severe damage to crops and plants. To avoid beetles, there are some techniques, but if you already have the pest in the garden, they can be controlled in various ways.
Do you want to know how to control beetle pests in your garden?
Most beetle pests can be controlled by synthetic or organic insecticides , trapping, mechanical removal, or natural predators. Sometimes, if the plague is too powerful, it is necessary to use several of these techniques at once.
Chemicals are a good way to control a beetle infestation, however they contaminate the soil and can harm some plants. Therefore, these products must be used with great care, since they are toxic and could harm our health.
Organic pesticides have become a popular alternative to man-made chemicals for pest control. They are derived from natural sources such as trees or plants such as the chrysanthemum.
Some of the most efficient organic pesticides against beetles are rotenone and spinose. These are quite effective against potato beetles and flea beetles. Although some beetle species may exhibit resistance to these insecticides, they can be easily picked up from the plant. To do this, you must wear gloves, since some species of beetles, such as blister beetles, can give off chemicals that irritate the skin and cause rashes or blisters.
Some beetle infestations are remedied simply by hosing down the plants, although this method does not prevent the next infestation.
Other organisms, such as nematodes and predatory bacteria, are often used to control some species of beetles, particularly Japanese beetles . The nematodes attack the adult beetles, killing them from within.
With these tips you can now control beetle pests in your garden.