If the segment of the wireworm suffers the potatoes and carrots. This pest chews through the roots, resulting in a significant portion of the harvest becoming inedible. He also is detrimental to young seedlings. Therefore, early spring, or immediately after planting, in advance of need to get rid of the wireworm.
What you’ll need:
- old potato;
- bamboo skewers or thin wooden sticks;
The process of trapping of wireworms
In the spring after planting of the vegetable garden you want to place in the area of the trap. They represent the halved potatoes, sewn from the rind of the skewers.
Potato halves with skewers into the ground to a depth of bayonet spade, and left for a few days.
Thanks to a skewer or stick, they can easily be found. After 2-3 days you need to dig bait, and to throw them in a bucket of water.
Dug potatoes near the earth looks on the subject of wireworm. Recessed bait wireworms will come out, after which the traps are put back in place. When re-placement is to update the slice to enhance the smell of raw potatoes.
Thus, traps are dug out and cleared of wireworm every couple of days. After 2-3 weeks the pest at the site will be captured and destroyed, before the formation of the crop. Due to the fact that the wireworm in the spring is nothing special, he is very active in trap, so it can almost completely destroy without chemical treatment.