Common Garden Pests

Common Garden Pests

Common Garden Pests

Posted in: Pests & Diseases
By Gardening Direct
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Imagine, you’ve done all the hard work and your garden is looking wonderful and then you spot a partly eaten leaf, or your delicious greenhouse fruit is being devoured or your plants are looking increasingly unhealthy.

It could be the result of slugs or snails or perhaps an invasion of vine weevil. To learn more about common garden pests, and how you can combat them, we have written a series of guides to infestation, treatment and prevention.

Aphids

Otherwise known as greenfly and blackfly, these sap-sucking garden pests feed on all foliage and flowers and are particularly partial to ornamental plants, fruit, vegetables and houseplants.

Aphids cause distorted growth and excrete a sticky substance which attracts a growth of sooty mould on garden plants, fruits and vegetables.

Read our aphids guide.

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Slugs and snails

Prepare for war because these are some of the most worrying pests you’ll find in your garden! Slugs will eat their way into potatoes and feast upon your prize juicy strawberries leaving a myriad of holes.

Read our guide to slug and snail control.

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Glasshouse whitefly

These common sap-feeding garden pests mainly affect houseplants and greenhouse plants. They are asub-tropical pest, introduced into the UK by accident. Now over 1400 species of whitefly have been recorded worldwide, 56 of which have been found in Europe. They thrive in the warm environment of greenhouses.

Read our glasshouse whitefly treatment guide.

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Vine Weevil

Vine weevils are particularly dangerous due to their two pronged attack: the adults eat the leaves and the grubs eat the roots. Many gardeners are afraid of this root-eating plant insect, and it’s not surprising because suddenly, otherwise healthy-looking plants collapse and die at the feat of this garden pest. 

Read our vine weevil guide.

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30 March 2020
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