Snails, slaters and white cabbage moth have proven to be the three biggest contenders to fruit and vegetable attack. Depending on the seasons we have determined the amount and for how long a pest may be present.
A cool summer will prolong the time the cabbage moth is around. If this is the case you may be required to spray Neem Oil in between fortnightly maintenance visits.
We use a copper tape around each garden bed to control snails. Other options are burying bait stations or a cup filled with beer into the soil.
To combat the slaters you will need to cut a yellow grapefruit in half and scoop out all the flesh. Then all you need to do is simply place halves around vegetable patch checking each morning for slaters underneath grapefruit halves. Scoop the slaters out and drown in a bucket of water or place into the bin.
The Cabbage moth is generally only around from start of spring till Christmas. These pests are airborne and very territorial. One of the ways to control them is to spray your patch with our Neem Oil mix. This can be done every 2-3 days to minimise infestations. Another suggestion is to cut out white plastic make pretend white moths by tying this white plastic to the top of a stick, making moths believe that there are too many moths feeding already and will keep flying to find their own patch.