How do you protect plants from love bugs?
Encouraging nectaring/pollinating competitors and removing debris are ways to protect plants from love bugs (Plecia nearctica). Love bugs feed upon decaying materials as larvae and nectars as adults.
Yes, desert bugs eat cactus plants. Specifically, arid, dry, hot climates are home to bugs as well as to cactus plants. Bugs such as aphids, leaf-footed bugs, and mealy bugs enjoy desert life, where they will attack cactus plants. They will be joined by arachnids such as spider mites and insects such as the cactus moth in its larval stage as a plant-devouring caterpillar.
As the water content of the plant is high mostly Mealy bugs will infest the plant. Remove the bugs manually(hand picking) . ANd you can also go for pesticide application . Go for systemic pesticide spray. Tell me about the kind of pest . I will give you the details to protect your cactus plants from them. Mails id email@example.com.