Getting Started with Biointensive
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ...continued

Inspect, Observe and Identify

Control

Physical removal   Got bad bugs?  Removing the pest by hand is simple.  Pick them off or spray with water.  Using a soft paintbrush, you can sweep them into a bowl or bucket. 

Sometimes insects can be removed by placing a sheet under the infested plant and then gently shaking.  Snip caterpillars with garden shears. 

Pinch off small affected parts, such as the leaves or apical bud, which will not hurt the plant.  Use traps to lure pests, then throw them away. 

 

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