Use citronella torches or candles to keep bugs away from small areas outside, such as a porch or deck. Fans can blow winds strong enough to disperse mosquitoes outdoors. Electrocuters, or mosquito zappers, use heat and carbon dioxide to attract and kill mosquitoes.
What are the major pest of banana?
Insect pests of banana in the Pacific Insect pests of banana can cause significant damage to fruits (e.g., thrips, moths/caterpillars, scales), leaves (e.g., mites, moths/caterpillars), corms, and pseudostems (e.g., weevils), and can transmit important plant pathogens (e.g., aphids transmit banana bunchy top virus).
How can you prevent banana disease?
Use of disease-free planting material and resistant cultivar are recommended. Growing of paddy followed by banana for 3-5 years once or twice, use of quick lime near the base of the plant and soaking with water and avoiding sunflower or sugarcane in crop rotation helps to reduce the disease incidence.
Which causes bunchy top disease?
Banana bunchy top is caused by banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), a plant virus transmitted by a small black insect called the banana aphid (Pentalonia nigronervosa).
What is banana blood disease?
What is blood disease? Blood disease is a serious bacterial wilt pest of banana caused by the blood disease bacterium (BDB). BDB is closely related to, but distinct from, the bacterium that causes Moko and bugtok, and produces very similar symptoms.