A new found pest in my Garden this month are cockroaches. In addition to dealing with Cutworms, Curl Grubs, Slugs and Snails, I am now forced to deal with cockroaches. After noticing that only one of my Rose Bushes bloomed all Summer (some bloomed and the flower sort of disappeared the following day) and finding a colony of cockroaches underneath my dead Red Riding Hood Beardtongue plants which I have owned for less than three months, I knew I had a serious problem to handle. These pests are busy eating the roots of my plants as well as flowers on my Roses. I knew they were a nuisance, but never knew they could destroy an entire plant. This morning I was surprised to find a colony of cockroach at the base of an Oleander bush.
Just like Beetles, some species of Cockroaches burrow a couple of inches into the soil and lay their eggs. They feed on pretty much anything, thrive in hot weather, multiply rapidly, they are survivors, they adapt and evolve. All of which make it difficult to completely eradicate them.
A few solutions:
- Place cockroach (sticky) traps among your plants
- Apply cockroach spray or some Insecticide Ready-to-Spray Liquid (recommended on ornamental trees, flowers, fruits and vegetable gardens)
- Spray Neem Oil over the breeding area to repel the insects
- Keep your garden free of food and water source to minimize their presence
Fortunately for us, we do not have cockroaches indoors. For those of you struggling with their presence indoors, check out the video below to learn how to kill them.
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