Vegetable Insect Control Recommendations for Home Gardens
Home vegetable gardeners will find more than two dozen major insect and mite pests that attack various vegetable crops and damage them by feeding directly on the foliage and fruit or by transmitting plant diseases. Some insect pests are serious problems every year, while others rarely appear in the garden. There are also many insects which are beneficial and, in several instances, essential to vegetable production in the home garden. Rutgers NJAES Fact Sheet FS295 “Beneficial Insects of the Home Garden,” may be of help in identification of these beneficial organisms.