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Marie from Orlando, Fl writes,

What is best for killing general soil and plant pests on edibles that won't harm pollinators please?

We have chinch bugs, grubs, spiders, ants, mole crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, etc in our yard- I just planted a bunch of berries earlier this year plus we have quite a few citrus trees, and I would like to know if there is a way to control the pests without hurting the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, or other beneficials in the process. (yes, I do know spiders are considered beneficial to most but I'm terribly afraid of them and the ones we get are huge, so they sure aren't benficials to me- you are more than welcome to include products that will off them!) Thank you!


We would recommend using Deltagard G Granules. They are labeled for various pests, including the ones you are treating for. It is an insecticide so it may harm beneficial pollinators.

Answer last updated on: 04/27/2015

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