Mid to late June usually brings a bunch of folks into the Garden Center with baggies and photos of the damage done by critters or even the critters themselves. Insects and caterpillars enjoy our plants as much as we do, sometimes leaving holes and otherwise discolored or dead looking spots on leaves. All of theses things, along with rabbits and deer, are a part of nature and there is only so much that can be done.
Be sure to check on your plants regularly. Most plants can sustain some damage without long-term effects, but severe and repeated damage can cause problems for plants young and old. The sooner the damage is noticed, the sooner you can take action. Trees and shrubs can tolerate a lot of damage while perennials and annuals are more sensitive. Stop in at Sargent’s and our expert staff can direct you to a variety of products to meet your needs. We carry a variety of insect control products including regular and organic sprays and powders for bug and caterpillars, slug control options, potato beater killer and more.
Don’t forget to bring your samples and photos so that we can be sure to find the best solution for your bug problem.