Pests on Geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Grist David
IL
Question by davidg4
March 31, 2000
White flies and green worms will not leave my geraniums alone. I've tried spraying with Ortho products but they keep coming back. And snails are eating the leaves. Please Help!





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Answer from NGA
March 31, 2000

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the label directions.

You can use diatomaceous earth (the ground up skeletons of aquatic diatoms), or crushed eggshells to deter snails. There's also copper stripping that will keep snails out of gardens. Be sure to remove any potential hiding places for the snails, such as garden debris, boards, etc. You can make traps to catch snails or you can hand pick the critters when you see them. Take a terra-cotta pot and turn in upside-down in the garden, propping it up with a large stone. Snails will crawl in to hide during the day. You can empty the trap each morning and dispose of the snails.

Hope the above information helps you grow healthy geraniums this season!

the label directions.

You can use diatomaceous earth (the ground up skeletons of aquatic diatoms), or crushed eggshells to deter snails. There's also copper stripping that will keep snails out of gardens. Be sure to remove any potential hiding places for the snails, such as garden debris, boards, etc. You can make traps to catch snails or you can hand pick the critters when you see them. Take a terra-cotta pot and turn in upside-down in the garden, propping it up with a large stone. Snails will crawl in to hide during the day. You can empty the trap each morning and dispose of the snails.

Hope the above information helps you grow healthy geraniums this season!

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