Pests

There are a lot of insects in your garden. While some can be beneficial for your garden, others can be quite destructive. Fortunately, you can keep away and manage these destructive insects with simple, organic pest control solutions. Here we made a list of common garden pests in Australia, with brief tips on how to identify and get rid of them using non-toxic methods. Just click on the pictures to find out more about them!
Cabbage White Butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly

Hello, I'm Cabbage White Butterfly ALIASES Small Cabbage White, White Butterfly, Cabbage Moth DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am quite a striking white butterfly, with two lovely grey/black spots on my wings. I’m probably the most common butterfly in your home garden. KNOWN...

Citrus Gall Wasp

Citrus Gall Wasp

Hello, I'm Citrus Gall Wasp ALIASES No aliases but my proper name is Bruchophagus fellis. DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am tiny, less than 3 mm in length. You will rarely see me as I am a poor flyer and tend to get blown from tree to tree. You will, however, see my home, a...

Thrip

Thrip

Hello, I'm Thrip ALIASES I’m also known as thunder-flies, thunder-bugs, storm flies, thunder-blights, storm bugs, corn flies, corn lice, freckle bugs, and physopods. DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am about 2mm long, sometimes white and yellow but don’t mind black. Quite slim,...

Snail

Snail

Hello, I'm Snail ALIASES No aliases though I am very similar to my relatives the slug, who do similar damage to your garden. DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am a bit of a nomad, travelling light and taking my shelter with me. But, rest assured, when I get to your place, if...

Red Spider mite

Red Spider mite

Hello, I'm Red Spider mite ALIASES Mite, Two spotted mite. DESCRIBE YOURSELF Well, my closest relations are spiders, but don’t let that put you off! I’m TINY (about 0.5mm), greenish-yellow and look good in spots (two big black ones on my back). I change things a...

Mealybug

Mealybug

Hello, I'm Mealybug ALIASES Pink hibiscus mealybug, grape mealybug, papaya mealybug, citrus mealybug DESCRIBE YOURSELF I’m about 4mm long, and I’m covered in a lovely layer of white powder. Although I may look harmless, I have a voracious appetite and enjoy hanging...