Worms are a natural part of nature and they have some great purposes. They make great fish bait and in terms of gardening, they help loosen the soil making it easier for plants to grow. However, not all worms are helpful. Many actually eat trees and plants destroying the garden you worked so hard to produce.
In this section, you'll find some tips that will help you identify and get rid of the worms that can cause damage in your garden. Cutworms, bagworms, tent worms, and tomato hornworms are all covered here.
Tips, Tricks, and Answers
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Cutworms are caterpillar-like garden pests that can cut away at any part of your plants. Stop cutworms from destroying your garden by surrounding your plants with bottomless cans or cups. You can also wrap your plants in cardboard or aluminum foil, making sure the material extends a couple of inches into the ground.
Getting Rid of Bagworms
Bagworms are a terrible garden pest that can be nearly impossible to get rid of. Fortunately, you do not have to turn to pesticides, since there are several organic methods you can try. You can collect and drown bagworm stems, or you can use a bacterial agent to kill them. You can also use pheromone traps or oil sprays to kill the pests.
Getting Rid of Hard to Reach Tent Worms
If you have trees, then chances are you have seen tent worms at one point in time or another. They are nasty, creepy little pests that can completely, though slowly, destroy your tree. While the low hanging tent worms can be an easy task, getting rid of hard to reach tent worms can be a tad trickier. That is unless you know how.
Getting Rid of Tent Worms
Tent worms are disgusting little creatures that will infest and eat your tree. These tent worms will go away on their own naturally, but not before eating at least part of the growth on your tree. You can remove these insects with insecticide, but this can be dangerous. You can also kill off tent worms by squishing them or cutting them, then throwing them in bags to be hauled off. Any method should be done early morning or late evening.
Organically Controlling Tomato Hornworms
Organic farming and gardening is becoming more and more popular as the years go by. Unfortunately, when it comes to pest control, organic gardening can be a little confusing. Here are some great methods for organically controlling tomato hornworms, one of the most common garden pests out there.