A GREEN THUMBED influencer shared her fun way to keep her flower beds bug-free.
The content creator demonstrated how she and her son fight insects in their garden.
TikTok user Jerra (@jerrasgarden) showed viewers “the most fun way to get rid of squash bugs.”
In the videos In the caption, she wrote, “These pesky insects suck the sap from your plants and damage fruits and vegetables.”
Showing her followers a close-up of the bugs on her plants, Jerra explained, “These tiny red and black little bugs are the nymphs of stink bugs or squash bugs.”
“They don’t have a hard shell right now, so at this stage it’s pretty easy to kill them with some insecticidal soap,” she told her audience.
“Basically, you have to sort out those squash bugs by hand,” the TikToker said.
“The most effective way to control their population is to hand pick them off the plants and throw them in soapy water,” she explained in the video’s caption.
However, the content creator revealed her fun alternative to simply picking the bugs out of your flower beds.
“We’re going to use a handheld vacuum,” Jerra told her followers.
She pointed out: “[This] is a much more fun way to get rid of those bugs and my son can do it for me.”
The influencer then filmed her son sucking up the insects from the plants.
Jerra showed her followers a close-up of the handheld vacuum’s bin, which was full of bugs.
“So now you can take that and throw it in your bucket of soapy water,” she concluded.
TikTok users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the tip.
“Well, that’s new to me! Thanks for the tip,” wrote one impressed viewer.
Another follower said: “This is perfect for those who are afraid of bugs in the garden.”
“This looks a lot funnier than throwing them in the soapy water,” commented a third person.