Bug Chart

What's That Bug? 

 

Not all bugs in your garden are bad.
This chart will help you determine if the pests on your plants are beneficial or harmful.



DESCRIPTION
SOLUTION

Aphid - BAD

Aphid

Natural Predators:

Ladybugs
Parasitic Wasps
Crab Spiders
Hoverflies
Lacewings
Praying Mantids


Treat With:

Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap
Mite-X
Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Armyworm - BAD

Army Worm

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
BT

Bagworms - BAD

Bagworm

Natural Predators:

Birds

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
BT

Boxelder Bug - NEUTRAL

Boxelder Bug

Natural Predators:

Chipmunks
Mice
Rats
Geese
Ducks

Bumble Bee - GOOD

Bumble Bee

Pollinator

Cabbage Looper - BAD

Cabbage Looper

Natural Predators:

Birds
Praying Mantids
Assassin Bugs
Damsel Bugs
Hoverflies


Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
BT

Chinch Bug - BAD

Chinch Bug

Natural Predators:

Ground Beetles
Codling Moth & Larvae - BAD Codling Moth

Treat With:

BT

Colorado Potato Beetle - BAD

Colorado Potato Beetle

Natural Predators:

Beneficial Nematodes
Green Lacewings
Ladybugs
Ground Beetles
Songbirds

Cutworm - BAD

Cutworm

Natural Predators:
Green Lacewings
Tachnid Flies
Trichogramma
Braconid Wasps
Blackbirds
Toads

Cucumber Beetle (Striped) - BAD

Cucumber Beetle (Striped)

Natural Predators:

Tachnid Flies
Soldier Beetles
Braconid Wasps
Green Lacewings
Ladybugs
Bats
Beneficial Nematodes


Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Cucumber Beetle (Spotted) - BAD

Cucumber Beetle (Spotted)

Natural Predators:

Tachnid Flies
Soldier Beetles
Braconid Wasps
Green Lacewings
Ladybugs
Bats
Beneficial Nematodes


Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Flea Beetle - BAD

Flea Beetle

Natural Predators:

Ground Beetles
Parasitic Wasps
Toads
Chickadees
Purple Finches


Treat With:

Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Fungus Gnat - BAD

Fungus Gnat

Natural Predators:

Hypoaspis Aculeifer

Treat With:

Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Green Lacewing - GOOD

Green Lacewing

Preys On: Mites Aphids

Honey Bee - GOOD

Honey Bee

Pollinator

Japanese Beetle - BAD

Japanese Beetle

Natural Predators:

Assassin Bugs

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Ladybug - GOOD

Ladybug

Preys On:

Aphids
Mites
Scale

Leafhopper - BAD

Leafhopper

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Leafminer - BAD

Leafminer

Natural Predators:

Ladybugs
Green Lacewings
Robins
Chickadees
Purple Finches


Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Leafroller - BAD

Leafroller

Treat With:

BT

Mason Bee - GOOD

Mason Bee

Pollinator

Mealybugs - BAD

Mealybugs

Natural Predators:

Ladybugs
Green Lacewings
Parasitic Wasps
Pirate Bugs


Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Mites - BAD

Mites

Natural Predators:

Ladybugs
Green Lacewings
Damsel Bugs


Treat With:

Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap
Mite-X
Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1

Mosquito - BAD

Mosquito

Natural Predators:

Damsel Flies

Treat With:

Mosquito Beater Granules

Praying Mantis - GOOD

Praying Mantis

Safe around people and pets

Preys On:

Almost any bug, including beneficial insects

Scale - BAD

Scale

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Slugs - BAD

Slugs

Natural Predators:

Toads
Snakes
Fireflies
Ducks


Treat With:

Beer Traps
Salt

Snails - BAD

Snails

Natural Predators:

Frogs
Toads
Lizards
Snakes


Treat With:
Beer Traps
Salt
Ginger
Coffee Grounds
Squash Vine Borer - BAD Squash Vine Borer

Natural Predators:

Beneficial Nematodes

Treat With:

BT

Tent Caterpillars - BAD

Tent Caterpillar

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap
BT

Thrips - BAD

Thrips

Natural Predators:

Ladybugs
Green Lacewings


Treat With:

Mite-X
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap

Tomato Hornworm - BAD

Tomato Hornworm

Natural Predators:

Braconid Wasps

Treat With:

BT
Dipel 150 Dust
Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Wasp (Braconid) - GOOD Wasp

Preys On:

Horn worms and other caterpillars
by laying its eggs on the worm, to
be used as a food source.

Webworms - BAD

Webworms

Treat With:

BT

Whiteflies - BAD

Whiteflies

Treat With:

Tomato & Veg RX 3-in-1
Bon-Neem Insecticidal Soap