Venus fly traps

Natural Pest Control

The basic principal involves using natural enemies to eat the various pests, thus, keeping them under control and preventing damage to the plants.

Chinese Painted Quail
Whitefly attacked by a small parasitic wasp

Other natural pest controllers are much less easily seen. For example, whitefly is controlled using a small parasitic wasp, which is only 1.5 mm long. The wasps lay their eggs in the larvae of the whitefly so preventing the adult whitefly emerging.