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Vegetables in the brassica family, including cabbages, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and radishes left in the ground now and until pre-planting time in early spring can act as pest lures. As spring hits, the plants release cyanide compounds that can kill off nuisance wireworms. Leave some stalks standing in your flower gardens, too, especially local native plants and those with seeds and berries. They'll attract birds, adding life and color to your winter landscape.