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Aphids and mites are sap sucking pests that damage and deplete strawberry plants.
Leaves can curl and distort and mites also cause a mottled, silvery appearance on the leaves and may also create fine webbing when colonies are large.
Snails and slugs can chew into and ruin berries.
It might be necessary to construct a cage over the bed to protect the strawberries and keep birds at bay