Small Potatoes, roughly hollowed out, or pieces of Carrot, may be used as traps for wireworm and other vermin.
The wireworm and slugs are both very fond of Pinks and Carnations.
For practical purposes the wireworm may be regarded as inhabiting every kind of soil and consuming every kind of crop.
Kainit is said to keep off wireworm, and is recommended in the United States as a preventive against this pest.
wireworm is the most persistent and destructive of all the ground vermin.
One day I encountered a sand-wasp which had just stung a wireworm and was dragging it over the ground.
Every "Adonis" potato is inoculated for wireworm before leaving our grounds.
It is also believed to be a preventive of wireworm, and so is often employed for potatoes and root-crops.
wireworm and grub are fond of the roots; when the plants appear sickly, these pests should be looked for.
The insects in the larval or wireworm stage attack the roots of plants, eating them away below the ground.