After these months with atypical temperatures and rains for the dates we are, we are going to notice an increase in our orchards and gardens of the not so desired pests. Our plants are grateful for the rains and the temperature and give us new buds, but these parts are the ones that attract the most insects to our orchards and gardens.
In addition to the above, insects love humidity and of course, after so much rain, add the heat of the summer dates… and we have the perfect combination.
What insects visit us after the storms and heat?
Some of the most common insects in these increases of storms and humidity are these that we leave you here below.
- Ants: Ants seek shelter in high spaces after storms. In addition, they love to bring their flocks, i.e. aphids, to our plants and trees.
- Aphids: These small sap-sucking insects reproduce rapidly in warm conditions and can weaken your plants to the point of wiping them out.
- Beetles: Some types of beetles become more active after storms and can cause damage to leaves and fruit.
- Whitefly: This usually appears mainly on trees with new shoots such as citrus trees.
Insect prevention techniques
Some of the most common techniques that will help us to prevent these pests in our orchards and gardens are quite simple to implement and maintain:
- We must encourage both the presence and use of beneficial insects. Such as ladybugs and parasitoid wasps, which help control pests.
- The use of mulch as a protective measure for your plants. They are especially effective against aphids and other harmful insects.
- Periodically inspecting our plants will help us detect future pests and infestations.
- Manually remove beetles, larger insects or snails and slugs if necessary.
- The application of techniques such as crop rotation and plant biodiversity.
Insect pest control methods
If the aforementioned has not taken effect. Then it will be time to employ other techniques in which we must use ecological insecticides to help control the proliferation of insects in our orchards and gardens.
It would be convenient to use ecological products in order to damage as little as possible the auxiliary fauna of our orchards and gardens. Always having a conscious and controlled use of the amount of product we use and where and how we use it.
Some of the products that help us to control the pests mentioned in point one are: ONIM, FORCE CONTACT, NETTLE PURINE. Any of these products will not help control the pests that these storms and high temperatures have brought.
We must be prepared to combat these pests either with preventive or control methods. Everything will depend on the number and proliferation of pests in our orchards and gardens.