If your plants have been munched, crunched, chomped, rasped or ripped, the most important thing to do is make sure you have correctly identified the culprit. Knowing what you’re up against is essential to know what you need to do to treat the problem.

SGA is a big fan of non-chemical pest control and prevention, such as monitoring your garden for early outbreaks, ensuring good air circulation between plants and alternative home remedies such as garlic sprays. If you choose to use a chemical, use one of the highest 6 Star-rated products from WiseGardening –  Choices to Protect You and the Planet your garden and the planet will thank you for it.

If you do use any chemical product, please read the label VERY carefully.  And to understand what the chemical terms on labels, it’s worth looking here. 

More information about pests and pest control is found on links below:

Gall (of Australian Native Trees)

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Pear and Cherry Slug

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Citrus Leafminer

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Hi, my name is: Mealybug Describe yourself: I'm about 4mm long, and I'm a real sweetie, covered in a lovely layer of white powder. Although I may…

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Organic Pest Control

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Pest Repellent Plants

Every garden is sometimes afflicted with pests - grasshoppers, cabbage white butterfly caterpillars, scale and aphids being very common.  Is it…

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Roses, Salvias and Sustainability

In Glen Waverley, Melbourne, a committed gardener has created what many might view as a fairly traditional garden – white picket fence and roses –…

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Pesticides in Fruit and Vegetables

We are all aware that fruit and veggies produced commercially, unless they are certified organic, have been exposed to pesticides at some stage in…

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Neem products are sold for a variety of uses. In the garden, some people hail neem oil spray as a wonder pesticide.   It  has also found its way into…

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Citrus Gall Wasp

  Citrus Gall Wasp Many of our more persistent garden pests are not native to Australia but citrus gall wasp is definitely an Aussie grown garden…

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