As someone living in Massachusetts, you know that we have a lot of garden insects that just love to eat our fresh fruits and vegetables. Before spring comes, we are going to help you by telling you some of the most common garden pests there are so that you know what to look for.
|Pest Name||What It Looks Like||What These Bugs go After||Signs You Have Them|
|Tomato Hornworms||Big green caterpillar w/white chevrons |
on its side.
|Leaves are chewed starting at the top of your plant.|
|Imported Cabbage Worms||White butterflies during early summer. |
Little green caterpillars w/light yellow markings
|Holes in Leaves of plants|
|Cucumber Beetles||Long beetle can either be yellow w/3 black stripes or it can be yellow-green w/12 black spots||Cucumber|
|. Holes in the leaves|
plants that are wilted since they can spread something called bacterial wilt.
wilted plants (these bugs can spread bacterial wilt)
|Mexican Brown Beetles||Brown, roundish beetles w/black spots.|
Larvae is oval in shape and bright yellow and spiny.
|Beans||Chewed bean leaves|
|Squash Bugs||Adults are brown and shaped like ‘stink bugs’. |
Nympths are light grey and teardrop-shaped.
|Fruit or leaves have yellow spots on them.Vines are wilted but stem appears to be sound.|
|Squash Vine Borers||Moth w/black or grey body. Has ange-red on abdomen, head, and legs.||Pumpkins|
|Big holes near stem base w/yell-green frass. Your plants also might be withered.|
If you have any of the above pests in your garden, give us a call. We only use organic means to get rid of your pests so that you can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden without the fear of harmful pesticides.