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Melinda's Garden Moment: Keeping hungry pests at bay


MADISON (WKOW) -- Any avid gardener will tell you that insects like the taste of their plants as much as people do.

To keep the leaves of your plants free of holes, you'll have to find the worm-like larvae feeding on them. Regularly check along the stems and between leaves and destroy any gelatinous eggs and green caterpillars you find.

Apply the environmentally friendly Bacillus thuringiensis that kills only true caterpillars and is safe for people, pets and wildlife. Prevent the damage by covering these plants with a floating row cover. The fabric allows air, light and water through, but prevents the insects from laying their eggs on the plants.

For more gardening tips, check out Melinda Myers' website.

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