- Consider planting naturally repelling plants throughout your garden that can be both functional and
Ex: Alliums-Lavender–Peppermint-Geraniums-Basil Rosemary-Garlic-Lemongrass-Thyme-Dill-Hyssop
- Take care of your plants; pests are not usually interested in feasting on healthy, fertilized, watered and well-nourished plants.
- Remove infested plants, dead leaves, fallen rotten fruit, and other rubbish where insects can find refuge.
- Some insects are drawn to weeds and will gradually spread onto your planted perennials so be sure to keep your garden as weed-free as possible.
- Add a natural predator or enemy to your garden that will destroy and conquer, but not harm your soil or other plants that you would like to protect.
- Allow your garden to get good air circulation.
- Purchase a pack of ladybugs, really you can do that, it is a thing. Release them in your garden to devour the offenders, they can smell funny, but hey they will get the job done.
- Try a trap, the yellow sticky or the pheromone filled are both effective but not necessarily the most attractive way to reduce the pest population.
- Pesticides are poison! Use carefully, avoid hurting your soil, plants, family, or animals.
READ THE PESTICIDE LABEL BEFORE OPENING A PESTICIDE CONTAINER.
Homemade Spray Recipe
one tablespoon dishwashing soap
one gallon of water
Pour into a spray bottle and spray directly on the pests.