Wireworm Information

Wireworm Information - Wireworms Pest Control

Affected Plants:
Potatoes, beans, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, corn, onion, beets, turnips.

Chews roots, seeds, and tubers.

Predator Insects:
Beneficial nematodes.

Natural Insecticides:
Tobacco dust or tea.

Other Methods of Control:

  • Cultivate often to expose worms and discourage egg laying.
  • Plant green manure crops such as clover.
  • Bury halved potatoes cut side down in the soil to trap worms. Discard the potatoes after two days.

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