in today’s episode we look at some common
pests that can damage your vegetable garden Aphids are soft-bodied
insects that are found on many plants you can see here they are found in cabbage
in a gray color and this is a kohlrabi plant that has the same gray aphid
infestation and this can be very damaging to your plants to control aphids
just spray with soapy water and they should be gone Rinse the plant after you’re done the cabbage looper is a soft bodied
chewing insect that can cause a lot of damage to
your leaves its found not only in cabbages but also almost all other
vegetables to get rid of them just hand-picked them and eliminate the corn earworm is a very damaging insect that starts eating your corn and other
vegetables right from its larval stage once it grows into these worms that you
can see here they will totally devastate your crop to eliminate corn earworm
just hand-picke them or use neem oil as a preventive measure to control cutworms cause major damage with young seedlings you can see here this is
the cutworm they just cut along the base of the plant especially young
seedlings and the seedlings are gone . cutworms can cause extensive damage because
they do not give an opportunity for your plan to grow like you can see here this
carrot seedling has been totally killed by this cutworm and as soon as you see
any kind of damage from the cutworm just look around the base of the
seedlings and you can find and eliminate them Earwigs are small insects
crawling insects that you can see here they’re very hard to spot so you need to set a
trap for them just take some vegetable oil i used
canola oil here to set this trap at the surface of the soil within about a week
all the earwigs will be attracted towards your trap and you’ve got all
your earwigs and you can eliminate them you you can generally find grubs when you’re
digging your raised beds or your soil they cause a lot of damage by eating
your plant roots and when these form into their adult flies which is the
Japanese beetle the Japanese beetles will cause even more damage so just
hand-pick them and throw them the tomato hornworm or just the horn worm is
one of the most commonly found garden insects you can just hand pick these
insects and throw them the tomato hornworm will cause a lot of damage on
eggplant tomatoes and a lot of other plants and they might not even be easy
to spot as you can see here this plant looks pretty normal but there’s a tomato
hornworm hiding right there between the branches so just remove the branch or
just cut the branch away you can you can see a lot of damage that is done by the
tomato hornworm and you need to eliminate this pest as soon as you can
it’s a very damaging insect the keeled tree hopper is one of the
stem damaging plants it will feed on your eggplant stems and stems of some other
vegetables and they’re very small but you can easily see them because they
attack in colonies as you can see here and the easiest way to get rid of these
keeled tree hoppers is just wear gloves and just remove them with your hand and
once all of them are gone just rinse your plant with water and
you’re good the three lined potato beetle is a very
damaging insect not only on potatoes but all plants in the nightshade family
like tomatoes eggplants peppers their larvae are soft and grub like and they
do a lot of damage as you can see here on the tomatillo plants they’ve eaten all
the leaves and stems around the area of feeding and to eliminate them you can
just hand pick them and just cut off the damaged leaves and stems whiteflies are soft-bodied insects
that do a lot of damage to leaves and stems and they can
occur in all plants edibles or not the easiest way to get rid of them is to
just spray with soapy water or just take a garden hose and just wash your plants
once they get eliminated they will not come back never use chemical pesticides in your
garden i always recommend that you go with organic solutions there are a lot
of solutions available you can handpick your pests you can use soap sprays you
can just use water hose to wash your plants and get rid of the insects you
can use neem oil which is an organic pesticide which is also good for your
health so with all these options i highly
recommend that you do not try any of this chemical options that are available
in your garden stores just stick to natural ways and your garden will be
healthy and full of life we’ll see you again soon, happy gardening