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.

Our garden pest control involvement doesn’t stop there, for once you’ve thumbed through our pest list or have a fairly good idea who - or what - is responsible, our easy to follow, pest-by-pest listing of organic control measures - all perfectly safe to use around children, pets and wildlife and kind to the environment - will lead you to a suitable answer.

So whether it's ants, aphids, carrot-fly, chafer grubs or leatherjackets (the list does go on!) causing you sleepless nights, settle back, scroll through the rogue's gallery we've compiled (filed in pest alphabetical order) and put an end to your garden pest problems the eco-friendly way!

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Aphids & Fungus Fly

Aphids & Fungus Fly Aphids 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 ...Read More
Aphids & Fungus Fly

Carrot Root Fly

Carrot Root Fly Carrot 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 long but can ...Read More Carrot Root Fly


Caterpillars Caterpillars 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 ...Read More Caterpillars

Chafer Grubs

Chafer Grubs Chafer 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 ...Read More
Chafer Grubs


Leatherjackets Leatherjackets 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 ...Read More Leatherjackets

Rabbits & Other Mammals

Rabbits & Other Mammals First 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 ...Read More
Rabbits & Other Mammals

Raspberry Beetles

Raspberry Beetles Raspberry 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 to a fresh bowl of the delicious, home grown fruits, the ...Read More Raspberry Beetles

Slugs and Snails

Slugs and Snails Slugs 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 ...Read More Slugs and Snails

Spider Mite

Spider Mite Two-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 ...Read More Spider Mite

Vine Weevil

Vine Weevil The 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 ...Read More Vine Weevil


Whitefly Whitefly are the scourge of greenhouse gardeners, the presence of which is indicated by white scales on the underside of the leaves and quite often, a white cloud of flies will take to the air if an infested plant is touched. Affected plants can ...Read More Whitefly
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