Use this page to identify and learn about pest insects that are damaging plants in your home, garden, greenhouse and farm. Just click on a specific category and find out about their biology, description, and suggested methods of control.
The best approach is to use an Integrated Pest Management program, where cultural, physical, chemical and biological tools work together to sustain a healthy environment.
- Cultural control involves plant selection, site selection, proper planting and keeping your plants healthy.
- Physical control includes barriers, traps and lures, or physical removal to prevent or reduce pest problems.
- Biological control brings in proper beneficial insects or organisms to fight the pests.
For optimal results, it is best to use a combination of these methods. A good fertility program will also help by increasing plants' vitality, making them less susceptible to insect pests, weeds and diseases. Use traps to capture and monitor pests, natural insecticides for knock down of large populations of insects, and beneficial insects and organisms to combat developing stages.