Pest Control By Pest
Our pest control by pest section is an A-Z of garden pests, from ants & aphids to vine weevil & whitefly, how to spot them and what to do about them.Read More
AntsAnts are more of a nuisance rather than a destructive, plant damaging presence in the garden but they can still cause cosmetic problems on lawns and are known to 'farm' aphids for their honeydew and fight off predators in the process – that’s why we have collected a range of ant deterrents and ant nematodes to deter ants in your garden. Ants find lawns to be ideal nesting sites and damage is caused by ant mounds, where soil excavated for nests appears on the surface and ...Read More View Product Listings
AphidsAphids may be better known as greenfly or blackfly but the alias doesn't disguise the fact that this pest family is one of the biggest on the allotment, in the vegetable patch or anywhere in the garden for that matter.
To give you an idea what the gardener is up against, there are over 500 aphid species in the UK and northern Europe of varying colours and shades; although some are restricted to individual plant types and families, others will feed on literally hundreds of ...Read More View Product Listings
Carrot Root FlyCarrot Root Fly are both stealthy and sneaky and by the time you suspect Carrot Root Fly might be a problem in your vegetable patch, allotment or kitchen garden, it will probably be too late! The creamy white larvae are only around 10mm in long but can cause extensive damage to carrot, parsnips and celery if you're not prepared for them and the two to three generations or adults which zoom in under the gardener's radar each year - but with our organic range of anti carrot root fly ...Read More View Product Listings
CaterpillarsCaterpillars are to be admired in a strange sort of way as sometimes you just have to hand it to Mother Nature; if we could sit down with all the 21st Century technology available to us and design the ultimate plant-destroying machine, the chances are we'd come with a caterpillar - and the larvae of the both the Large and Small Cabbage White butterfly is arguably the most ravenous of all, leaving many a brassica grower staring at a skeleton of a cabbage, brussels sprout or broccoli ...Read More View Product Listings
Chafer GrubsChafer Grubs are lawn-wrecking, juicy and frankly unattractive larvae of the chafer beetle and will happily munch through the roots of your lawn causing swards of damage in the form of yellowed turf.
The larvae can be up to 30mm in length, making a real jumbo-sized and apparently very tasty snack for the local bird, fox and badger population – which is bad news for the gardener. They'll happily dig up your lawn in search of these gourmet treats and cause even more damage in ...Read More View Product Listings
Fungus FlyFungus Fly is also known as the Fungus Gnat or Sciarid Fly and the larvae of these tiny flies can do untold damage to young seedlings by feeding on new roots and providing an opening for disease and fungi to take hold. Plants in seedlings and polythene tunnels are equally at risk and if you enjoy raising your fruit, vegetables and ornamentals from seed, you'll need to take action against this minute pest.
Preventing clouds of adult fungus flies building up - and they can take ...Read More View Product Listings
Household PestsIt's not just the garden where creatures and insects can cause distress; within the confines of our houses, all manner of creeping, crawling and flying household pests both frighten and annoy in equal measures!
We've moved our pest control collection indoors and the range of novel, ingenious and thoroughly effective traps and deterrents - even live catch versions for spiders, who although have the fear factor inside the house are very welcome pest predators in the garden.
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Leaf BeetlesThe attractive appearance of this trio of common garden leaf beetles masks the damage and destruction the adults and their greedy little larvae can cause; growers of lilies, fritillaries and various vegetables and herbs, including cabbage, swede and rosemary, should all be on their guard against these beautiful insects.
The Red Lily Beetle in particular - one of our plant-munching triumvirate - has long blown a raspberry at gardeners but thanks to the pest control products we've ...Read More View Product Listings
LeatherjacketsLeatherjackets are the lawn-wrecking larvae of the daddy longlegs or cranefly, a brown/grey caterpillar-like larvae capable of ruining your lovely green lawn in no time as they greedily feed on the grass roots, causing brown patches of dead grass to develop.
And if that’s not bad enough, birds and animals attracted by the juicy grubs below ground will rip up what remains of your lawn to get at the leatherjackets!
To the rescue come the nematodes contained in our ...Read More View Product Listings
Mealy BugsMealy Bugs, with their in-built protective covering and crafty positioning on greenhouse plants, often escape the effects of insect killing sprays can go about their plant-damaging business unhindered; sucking sap, spreading viruses and secreting honeydew which leads to the growth of sooty moulds. So does this seemingly impenetrable greenhouse pest, keen on greenhouse plants, ornamentals, cacti, succulents and vines, have a weak spot?
The answer to that - thankfully for the gardener ...Read More View Product Listings
Raspberry BeetlesRaspberry Beetle just doesn’t care that you've carefully trained, pruned, netted and generally nurtured your precious crop of raspberries and when you’re just settling down a fresh bowl of the delicious, home grown fruits, the very last thing you want to find sharing your treat is the 8mm long white larvae of the Raspberry Beetle!
Unfortunately, the raspberry is where these pests hang out and as they make their way to the centre of the fruit, there's every chance ...Read More View Product Listings
RabbitsFirst introduced to the UK by the Romans, rabbits have been plaguing gardeners and farmers ever since with their incessant nibbling of young woody shrubs, trees, commercial crops and vegetables grown in our gardens.
They've got a cuddly side too however and we'd much rather supply products which deter, repel and even humanely catch these troublesome bunnies rather than cause them any harm; in fact, we actually need to thank rabbits for managing scrubland as their grazing ...Read More View Product Listings
Not all pests in the garden are small and the bigger they are, the more damage they tend to cause to your vegetables, fruit bushes and carefully maintained decorative borders; that's why we have put together our range of rodent deterrents and humane, live catch rodent traps to regain control of your plot and protect your vegetables and plants.
Mice, rats and squirrels - our rodent ID parade - certainly won't appreciate these simple to set and operate deterrents and traps.View Product Listings
Scale InsectsScale Insects are possibly at the other end of the importance 'scale' for many gardeners but they are nevertheless a real pest to greenhouse growers, house plant keepers and those of us who like to cultivate ornamental plants such as bay laurels, camellias, geraniums, citrus bushes and many other similar plants.
Classified into hard and soft groups, these immobile, heat-loving creatures conceal themselves on the underside of leaves, settle down to feed on the plant, produce ...Read More View Product Listings
Slugs and SnailsSlugs and snails have one thing in common – they want to eat your plants and as long term top three in the RHS Garden Pest List pest charts, slugs and snails will happily munch through most vegetable and plant seedlings which emerge in the garden.
Given the widespread unpopularity of slugs and snails, it's hardly a surprise that we've uncovered and tested a comprehensive range of products to enable you to choose the best method to reduce your garden population - from ...Read More View Product Listings
Spider MiteTwo-spotted and red spider mites are high-ranking greenhouse pests and the enemy of gardeners both under glass and outside as during the summer months spidermites will feed on tomatoes, strawberries and ornamentals. The results of their feeding can be devastating; viruses are spread as they suck sap, plants are weakened and can eventually die. All round bad news both in the greenhouse and garden!
But help is at hand, in the guise of two hungry little predatory mites which love to ...Read More View Product Listings
Vine WeevilThe notorious larvae of the vine weevil is a root-munching regular in the top five on annual lists of gardeners’ most hated pests. These creamy coloured, soil-dwelling grubs feed on the roots of pot and border plants along with strawberries and cause extensive damage, often resulting in the death of the plant. Adult weevils also get in on the act by nibbling the edges of leaves but it’s the larvae that pose the real threat to plants.
But help is at hand in the form of ...Read More View Product Listings