No gardens are completely free of pests in their vegetable garden. Insects such as caterpillars, beetles, and mites are just a few on the top of the list. The good news is Bonide is here to help you control these predators! The chart below includes common insect problems along with the Bonide solution.

Symptoms

Probable Cause

Solution

Leaves wrinkled or curled; discolored, stunted, tend to fall off

Aphids

Bon-Neem, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Neem Oil, Eight

Leaves, stems and buds eaten

Armyworm

Bon-Neem, Eight Granules, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Neem Oil, Captain Jack's

Leaves chewed

Beetles (Japanese, Colorado Potato)

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Garden Dust, Captain Jack's, Diatomaceous Earth

Plant gradually wilts, sawdust trail around stalk and ears

Borers

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Captain Jack's

Irregular Holes In Plant Parts

Caterpillars

Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Tomato & Vegetable 3-in-1

Young plant cut off at soil

Cutworm

Eight Granules, Bug & Slug, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard

Mimics damage of caterpillars and slugs; shredded holes in leaves

Earwigs

Bug & Slug, Diatomaceous Earth, Eight Granules

Worms feeding on tips of ear inside husk; leaves chewed, ragged

Earworm

Eight, Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard

Shot holes in leaves, mostly on underside

Flea Beetle

Eight, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Pyrethrin, Garden Dust, Captain Jack's

White larvae that eat the roots

Grubs (Beetle Larvae)

Eight Granules

Large holes chewed in leaves

Grasshoppers

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Diatomaceous Earth

Tan, bleached spots, distortion on plants; flowers, fruit, drop

Harlequin Bugs

Bon-Neem, Pyrethrin

Leaves skeletonized

Hornworms

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Eight, All Seasons, Bon-Neem

Huge, ragged holes in leaves; feeding area spotted black with excrement; White butterflies

Imported Cabbageworm

Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard

Leaves blotched with white trails

Leaf Miners

All Seasons, Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Eight, Neem Oil, Bon-Neem

Foliage Yellowed Or White Mottling, Glaze Of Honeydew; Plant Weakens

Leafhoppers

Bon-Neem, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Pyrethrin, Neem Oil, Garden Dust

Holes in flowers; leaves rolled up

Leafroller

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Garden Dust

Holes eaten in leaves and stalks

Leaftier

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Pyrethrin, Garden Dust

Holes In Leaves

Loopers

Bon-Neem, Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Pyrethrin

Cottony white masses on roots, stems, branches leaves; reduced plant vigor

Mealy bugs

All Seasons, Eight, Neem Oil, Bon-Neem

Leaves stippled, yellowing or bronze; dry out and drop may be webbing visible; sometimes galls form on leaves

Mites

All Seasons, Bon Neem, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1, Eight, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Bon-Neem, Neem Oil

Leaves yellowed and may drop

Psyllids

All Seasons, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Eight

Black spots, pitting on stem tips, buds, fruit

Plant Bug

Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1

Bumps on stalks

Scale

All Seasons, Bon-Neem, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1, Eight, Neem Oil

Plant Parts With White Or Tan Scars; Silver Trails. Ragged holes in middle of leaves

Slugs And Snails

Bug & Slug Killer, Diatomaceous Earth, Slug Magic

Leaves stippled, yellowing or bronze; dry out and drop may be webbing visible; sometimes galls form on leaves

Spider Mites

Bon-Neem, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1, Eight, Captain Jack's, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Neem Oil, All Seasons

Leaves distorted, deformed, fruit deformed

Stinkbugs

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Eight, Stink Bug Trap

Black spots, pitting on stem tips, buds, fruit

Tarnished Plant Bug

Eight, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Tomato & Vegetable 3in 1

Leaves discolored; black fecal spots on underside of leaf.

Thrips

 Bon-Neem, Captain Jack's, Eight, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard

Leaves curled, surrounded by web

Webworm

Bon-Neem, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Neem Oil, Captain Jack's

Tunnels in roots and stems, leaves chewed

Weevil

Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Bon Neem, Eight

Weakened plant, leaves yellowed, appears like flying dandruff when foliage disturbed

Whiteflies

All Seasons, Eight, Fruit Tree & Plant Guard, Bon-Neem, Neem Oil

Plant wilts, underground stems and roots chewed.

Wireworm

Eight Granules