Gardening: How to get rid of pests that could ‘ruin’ your plants – but not earwigs – Express

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Gardening: How to get rid of pests that could ‘ruin’ your plants – but not earwigs – Express

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s almost time to dust off those gardening tools and get back in the garden. If you’re only an amateur gardener, you might be wondering what some of the bugs are on your plants and how you can get rid of them. Garden pests often feed on plants and can ruin them if they’re left untreated.

While some pests can encourage your garden’s ecosystem, according to The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), others need to be ousted.

To help you spot some of the UK’s most common and destructive garden pests, gardening experts at The Greenhouse People have revealed their top tips for removing them.

Red Lily Beetle

They may look harmless enough but these little red beetles can actually do serious damage to your plants.

Small in size with red wings and the ability to fly off, you’d think these would be easy to spot but often they can be tricky to find.

The most common sign is little holes in the leaves of lilies and fritillaria.

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According to The Greenhouse People, earwigs often eat leaves and petals.

However, they can be useful as they also eat aphids which often attack fruit.

But if earwigs are destroying your plants then the best way to get rid of them is to trap them.

You can then move them over to fruit trees where they
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