What insects are bad for plants?

What insects are bad for plants?

Since some pesticides can hurt the beneficial bugs that actually help your plants, try these easy control measures first before resorting to the strong stuff.

  1. Aphids. Radu Bercan/Shutterstock. ...
  2. Cabbage Maggot. ...
  3. Caterpillars. ...
  4. Cutworms. ...
  5. Colorado Potato Beetle. ...
  6. Mexican Bean Beetle. ...
  7. Flea Beetle. ...
  8. Tarnished Plant Bug.

What insects keep plants healthy?

Bees, butterflies, moths and even beetles and flies pollinate plants. Every year in the U.S., honeybees alone pollinate about $15 billion in crops. Insects also perform the important tasks of aerating soil, breaking down dead materials and returning them to the earth, and serving as food for wildlife.

How do I get rid of bugs in my plant soil?

If those pests just won't quit, you can use a solution of water and soap in a spray bottle to spray into the top layer of soil (or pour it directly on top). You can also do this with an organic insecticidal soap or Neem oil mixture; these natural pesticides should be effective after a few treatments.

What are the little bugs in my potting soil?

Fungus gnats (also called soil gnats) are probably the most common (and annoying) houseplant pests. ... You will notice these indoor plant bugs crawling out of the potting soil, or flying around your plant when you water or otherwise disturb the soil.

How do I get rid of bugs in my flower pots?

Spray your plants Simply put 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 Tbsp liquid dish soap (it must be free of bleach, degreaser, synthetic dyes, and fragrances) in a spray bottle, then fill it to the top with warm water and shake. You can spray the mixture onto your plants once a week in order to combat pest issues.

Is urine good for tomatoes?

Recent scientific studies have shown urine is a safe and very effective fertilizer for cabbage, beets, cucumbers, and tomatoes, and pretty much anything else you want to grow. Urine boasts a nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (N-P-K) ratio of 10:1:4, plus more modest amounts of the trace elements plants need to thrive.