Pest controlling plants
- Prune the infested plant parts so as not to attract bacterial and/or fungal disease.
- Make use of board traps. Place thin boards (or other forms of shelter) on soil around plants to lure the bugs to hide under them. They look for shelter and hide during the day. This is a convenient way of collecting the bugs since they always stay in a group. Hand-pick and place them in a pail of soapy water to drown.