Backyard Gardener Part 11: Pest Management


BANGOR - Pests can make growing a garden, challenging. But whether these bugs are big or small, there's a way to take care of them to ensure a successful yield. Our Erin Thomas has the latest in "Backyard Gardener."

If you're like any home gardener, you've seen insects on your crops. And depending on the size of the bugs, and damage done, there are a few ways to go about treating.

One you maybe tacking is the Striped Cucumber Beetle.

You may find a large number of insects on trees and bushes near your garden such as Japanese Beetles.  But if you don't recognize the insect you'll want to try to capture it or take a picture of it and notify the Cooperative Extension.

We were able to knock down our pest count today, simply because our radish was ready to harvest.

Kate says we can take advantage of the unused space in our garden by planting a row of late beans and spinach.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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