TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
May 21, 2011
Having fire ant issues in your vegetable garden? Use a bait containing Spinosad.
If handpicking or vacuuming up stinkbugs in the garden isn’t working, consider applying an approved pesticide such as liquid Sevin®.
If spider mites are bothering your tomato crop, consider applying Malathion at recommended label rates.
Soft bodied insects like aphids on peppers and other crops are easily controlled by the use of Insecticidal Horticulture soaps.
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.