No gardener can avoid the risks of pests invading their garden, but the measures that Basudeb Saha suggests will prevent these pests from causing huge damage.
Online PR News – 10-July-2014 – McHenry, Illinois – Basudeb Saha is a general and trauma surgeon who practices his medicine in McHenry, Illinois with Centegra Health Systems. When he is not putting his skill set to its much needed use, Basudeb Saha is an avid gardener who derives great enjoyment from spending time in his garden. As is the case with the human body, a garden is a beautiful thing when flourishing but is constantly at risk of unexpected pests and other factors threatening its health. Preparation, says Basudeb Saha, is the key to overcoming any of these annoying pests.
Aphids are one of the most common garden pests, says Basudeb Saha; they feed on a variety of garden plants such as fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The negative mini-disasters ushered in by aphids include the deterioration of foliage and the dropping of leaves, the support of sooty mold growth, and the spreading of viral diseases. These pests are best countered with two tactics; washing your plants with a thick spray of water and introducing natural predators such as lady beetles into your garden. Crisis diverted, says Basudeb Saha.
Cutworms are an especially tenacious enemy of a garden; they feed on vegetables and flowers when the plants are early seedlings. They inflict damage by chewing through roots at ground level and even eating plants whole if they are small enough. The emergency to remove any cutworms from your garden is obvious. Basudeb Saha says this can accomplished by manually searching for and removing cutworms from their normal habitat just below the soil surface, or by refraining from planting small vegetation until after May and June (when cutworms are most pervasive).
Another garden pest that stands out to Basudeb Saha is the Flea Beetle, which feeds on plant roots as larvae and will chew holes in leaves when full grown. The damage created by these insects can be mitigated by covering your plants with a floating tarp or by spraying your plants with garlic water. Both of these methods will help you protect your garden from Flea Beetles fairly quickly.
The last pest Basudeb Saha singled out to be especially wary of is the Japanese Beetle, which feeds on many vegetables and flowers and is widespread in all states east of the Mississippi. These beetles will do immense damage by chewing flowers, turning leaves into skeletons of their former selves, and eating lawn and garden plant roots as larvae. These pests can be accounted for by covering your plants with floating tarps or by installing baited traps in your garden.
As Basudeb Saha knows through experience, it is impossible to completely alleviate the risk of pests invading your garden. However, if you are aware of the manner in which these pests invade and of the tools which you have at your disposal to combat them, then the damage inflicted will be minimized. With these troubling pests gone from the picture, your garden will be that much closer to blossoming into what you have imagined in your dreams!
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