There are some common Swiss chard insects. It is important to control them, so they do not harm any of your plants. Swiss chard is a member of the beet family. It is grown for its large nutrient rich leaves rather than its root. It is very delicious and it is also very high in iron. It is enjoyed by people and it is also enjoyed by bugs, that can hurt the plant a lot.
- blister beetles, leaf miner larvae. Lygus bugs and their nymphs all will contaminate your swiss chard.
- To get rid of aphids, use insecticidal soap or a strong stream of water.
- You can pick off beetles with your hand without worry.
“Sometimes it seems like there’s no battling the insects for our produce. In order to control the pests, it is important to learn to identify them.”