Pesticides can be useful in helping home gardeners to protect their crops and plants against pests and diseases.
However, they should be used with discretion as they affect nature’s balance and are often poisonous to humans and animals.
Pesticides are divided into various categories, the three most important being insecticides, fungicides and herbicides,
which are used to combat insects, fungal infestations and weeds respectively.Always choose an appropriate pesticide
and unless you are absolutely sure of what you are dealing with, it is better to visit a nursery where qualified staff can advise you.
Using the wrong pesticide may cause more harm than good.