Aphids are the most common pest that you will encounter in your spinach patch. Leafminers, slugs, snails, beetles and cutworms may also show up for a spinach party in your garden, but don’t let that deter you from growing the tasty green vegetable.
Spinach is easy to grow, quick to harvest, grows well in cool weather and even enjoys a little shade. Combine that with all the vitamins and nutrients spinach provides and it’s a must-grow garden vegetable. The best type of defense against these common spinach pests is to protect the plants against invaders with an early application of a natural pest control product.
Pest Infestation Signs
Small, deformed plant leaves indicate aphids are sucking the sap out of each plant. Leafminers will leave meandering tan trials in the leaves. Slugs and snails leave holes in the leaves and a sticky residue trail. Beetles feed on the tender young spinach plants and cutworms cut the plants off at the soil level.
How to Prevent and Repel Spinach Pests
It’s time for a treatment with a natural pest control that will repel insects from plants the instant you notice any plant damage or pest infestation. Use a safe, effective, non-toxic plant pest repellent, like Anti-Pest-O, on all spinach plants. Anti-Pest-O is a bio-pesticide that effectively kills plant pests with natural ingredients and is safe.
Anti-Pest-O has been certified for use in organic gardening by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
Anti-Pest-O uses a combination of natural ingredients, including garlic, habanero peppers and Neem oil to repel aphids as well as leafminers, slugs, snails, cutworms, whiteflies, Japanese beetles, spider mites, ants and many other pests.
Find it at Lowes, Whole Foods or a Master Garden Nursery Center near you.