Information About Insects

Insect pests in the garden can be a nightmare, especially when they're seeking out your plants as an appetizer or breeding ground. The following articles provide information on some of the most common of these problematic insects and what you can do to both prevent and rid them of your garden plots. Read on to learn more.

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Root Aphid Info: Learn About Killing Root Aphids

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Though aphids are most commonly found the leaves and stems, another type of aphid can be found below the soil surface. These root aphids attack the root system of plants and can cause quite a bit of trouble for growers. Learn about root aphid treatment in this article.

Pink Rust Mite Damage – Learn How To Kill Pink Citrus Rust Mites

By Teo Spengler

Although pink citrus rust mite pests may be a pretty color, there is nothing cute about these destructive insects. Anyone growing citrus in a home orchard should be able to recognize pink citrus mite damage. If you need more information, this article will help.

Fungus Gnat Vs. Shore Fly: How To Tell Fungus Gnats And Shore Flies Apart

By Amy Grant

Although they are often found flitting around in the same area, are there differences between the shore fly and fungus gnat or are shore flies and fungus gnats the same? If different, how do you tell fungus gnats and shore flies apart? Find the answers in this article.

Shore Fly Control – Learn How To Get Rid Of Shore Flies

By Teo Spengler

While they feed on algae rather than the crops, growers and gardeners battle shore flies aggressively. If you want to know more about shore fly damage, click here. We’ll give you information on shore fly control and tips on how to get rid of shore flies.

Inchworm Information: Are Inchworms Bad For Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Various types of inchworms are found in and near the home garden. These pests are responsible for damage in both vegetable gardens and home orchards. By knowing the signs to look for, gardeners are better able to defend against future damage. Learn more here.

Bugs In The Garden: The Most Common Garden Pests To Look Out For

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are probably hundreds of insects that plague our gardens daily, but the most common plant pests seem to do the most damage. Once you recognize these bugs, you can start taking steps to protect your plants with effective control. This article will get you started.

Spanworm Control: Tips For Getting Rid Of Spanworms In Gardens

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Large, irregular rips and tears in the foliage? You may be seeing spanworm damage. “What are spanworms and how do I go about getting rid of spanworms before they strike again?” Learn more about spanworms, their sneaky habits, and spanworm control here.

What Are Fireworms: Tips On Fireworm Control In Gardens

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Starting and maintaining a garden is exciting and rewarding but can also be frustrating when fireworm pests wreak havoc on plantings. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of infestation is the first step to a healthy growing space. Learn more here.

Yellowjacket Control Guide: How To Manage Yellowjacket Pests In Gardens

True scavengers that love meat and sweet food, yellowjackets are a real nuisance at outdoor get-togethers. They become even meaner when colonies are large and food is scarce. So, how to manage yellowjacket pests? Click this article for helpful tips.

Cucurbit Nematode Control – How To Manage Nematodes In Cucurbit Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Melons, squash, cucumbers, and other members of the cucurbit family are susceptible to infestation with nematodes. Cucurbits with nematodes may suffer varying degrees of crop loss, and management strategies are important for control. This article can help with that.

Blaniulus Guttulatus Millipede Info – Learn About Spotted Snake Millipedes

By Amy Grant

What is a spotted snake millipede? Does Blaniulus guttulatus cause damage in gardens? If so, is there a spotted snake millipede control? The following article contains the answers to these questions and other Blaniulus guttulatus millipede information.

What Is Armored Scale: Identifying Armored Scale Insects On Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Armored scale insects are hiding under your nose right now and you probably don?t even know it. These master mimics are everywhere, but you can learn how to detect and eliminate them from your plants in this article. Click here to learn more.

What Is Soft Scale – How To Recognize Soft Scale Insects

By Kristi Waterworth

Lumps, bumps and weird cottony fluff on your plants are more than just some strange coincidence, they?re probably soft scale insects! Don?t worry, we have the answers to your burning soft scale questions. Click this article to learn more.

What Are Spindle Galls – Tips On Spindle Gall Treatment

By Kristi Waterworth

It?s amazing how many tiny things can live on a tree, without anyone really ever noticing. Such is the case of the Eriophyid mite, the cause of spindle galls on your tree leaves. Take a look at this article for more information about them and how they affect your plants.

Natural Indoor Moth Repellant: Learn About Herbs That Drive Away Moths

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Did you know that you can actually deter moths with herbs indoors? Your very own dried herbs are great alternatives to toxic, stinky mothballs and will help you keep moths out of the house and away from your clothing and linens. Learn more in this article.

Scorpion Control In Gardens: Learn What To Do About Garden Scorpions

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Most scorpion stings to adults are not life threatening but the pain is enough for you to consider scorpion control to prevent pets and children from getting hurt by these arthropods. Learn ways to rid the garden and other areas of scorpions in this article.

What Is A Glassy Winged Sharpshooter: Learn About Sharpshooter Damage And Control

What is a glassy winged sharpshooter? This harmful pest is a type of large leafhopper that feeds on fluids in tissues of various plants. Learn about managing glassy winged sharpshooters and tips on how to prevent transmission of dangerous plant diseases here.

What Are Witchetty Grubs: Learn About Witchetty Grubs In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Inside the roots of plants in the Acacia family, fat white grubs can be harvested that are called witchetty grubs. What are witchetty grubs? Click here for some interesting witchetty grub information and some thoughts on how to prevent their injurious activity in your plants.

What Is A Jack Jumper Ant: Learn About Australian Jack Jumper Ant Control

Jack jumper ants may have a humorous name, but there?s nothing funny about these aggressive jumping ants. In fact, jack jumper ant stings can be extremely painful, and in some cases, downright dangerous. Click this article to learn more.

What Are Coccid Scales – Learn About Coccid Scale Control On Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Diaspididae scale is commonly known as hard scale and is a more host specific insect. Coccid scale is commonly known as soft scale and is more widespread. As it is the more common scale, this article will discuss soft scale on plants and coccid scale control.

Plants For Nematode Control: Are There Any Plants That Repel Nematodes

By Gardening Know How

Maybe you?ve tried to grow carrots, but they came out knobby and twisted. Or maybe your potatoes were covered in warts and galls. If so, your garden may have a nematode problem. Learn more about controlling nematodes with plants in this article.

What Are Two-Spotted Spider Mites – Two-Spotted Mite Damage And Control

By Teo Spengler

If your plants are attacked by two-spotted mites, you are going to want to take some action to protect them. What are two-spotted spider mites? They are mites that infest hundreds of different plant species. For more information, click on the following article.

Spider Mite Tree Damage: Control Of Spider Mites In Trees

By Jackie Carroll

It's surprising that such tiny creatures as spider mites can have such a big impact on trees. Even the largest tree can sustain serious damage. Find out what to do about spider mites in trees with the information found in this article.

Billbug Lawn Treatment – Tips On Controlling Billbugs In Lawns

By Jackie Carroll

Billbugs are destructive insects that can ruin a lawn. The grubs begin feeding in the grass stems, gradually working their way down to the roots, killing the grass blade by blade. Find out about billbug lawn treatment in this article.

Twig Girdler Control: Learn How To Manage Twig Girdler Damage

By Teo Spengler

The common names of bugs can give useful information about the type of damage they might do to your plants. Twig girdler beetles are a great example. As the names suggests, these insect pests chew the bark around small branches. Learn how to control them here.

Mosquito Control In Rain Barrels: How To Control Mosquitoes In A Rain Barrel

The downside of standing water in rain barrels is that it makes an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, there are a number of ways of preventing mosquitoes in rain barrels. Click this article for a few helpful suggestions.

Kermes Scale Lifecycle: Tips On Treating Kermes Scale Insect Pests

What are kermes scale pests? Kermes scale are aggressive sap-sucking pests that can cause significant damage in oak trees. Treating kermes scale on plants is attained by a variety of methods. Learn about kermes scale control in this article.

What Are Twig Pruner Beetles: Tips On Twig Pruner Beetle Control

By Jackie Carroll

Small branches and cleanly cut twigs on the ground around a tree may indicate a problem with twig pruner beetles. The beetles attack many types of trees. Find out about identifying and controlling twig pruner beetles in this article.

Cicada Bugs In Trees: Preventing Cicada Damage To Trees

By Jackie Carroll

Cicada bugs emerge every 13 or 17 years to terrorize trees and the people who care for them. Are your trees at risk? Cicadas can damage trees, but not in the ways you might think. Learn how to minimize cicada damage to trees in this article.

Fire Ant Control In Gardens: Tips For Controlling Fire Ants Safely

By Jackie Carroll

Between medical costs, property damage, and the cost of insecticides to treat for fire ants, these tiny insects cost Americans more than 6 billion dollars each year. Find out how to control fire ants in this article. Click here for more information.

Greenfly Information: Greenfly Aphid Control In The Garden

Greenflies are simply another name for aphids - tiny pests that wreak havoc in gardens and farms around the world. This article contains information on their damage and what you can do to rid them of your garden. Click here to learn more.

What Are Scout Beetles: Japanese Beetle Facts And Information

By Amy Grant

The first Japanese beetles to appear become scouts for others, notifying the rest of the adults by marking territory for them to follow. These advance scout beetles basically run reconnaissance on your garden. Find out how to control them here.

Controlling Tortrix Moths – Learn About Tortrix Moth Damage In Gardens

Tortrix moth caterpillars are small, green caterpillars that roll themselves snugly in plant leaves and feed inside the rolled leaves. The pests affect a variety of ornamental and edible plants, both outdoors and indoors. Click here for more information.

Capsid Bug Treatment – Managing Capsid Bugs In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Capsid insects feed on plant sap and damage is most common on plant tips in woody or herbaceous plants. Early capsid control is essential to preserving the foliage and fruit of your trees and shrubs. This article will help with that.

Trap Plants For Aphids: Plants That Repel Aphids In The Garden

By Liz Baessler

Controlling aphids with plants is an easy and effective practice that anyone can do. Use the information found in this article to learn more about plants that naturally repel aphids as well as trap plants for aphid pests.

What Are Blister Beetles: Is Blister Beetle A Pest Or Beneficial

By Jackie Carroll

When you kill a blister beetle by crushing it against your skin, a poison in the beetle's body causes a painful blister. The blisters are only the beginning of the many problems that these insects cause. In this article, you'll learn about blister beetle control.

Flea Control For Gardens: Learn About Lawn And Garden Flea Control

By Jackie Carroll

Keeping your yard and garden flea free sometimes seems like Mission Impossible. If nothing seems to work for you, take a few minutes to understand what makes these fierce little pests tick. This article focuses on flea control for gardens.

Planthopper Insect Pests: How To Get Rid Of Planthoppers

By Jackie Carroll

Named for their skill at jumping short distances, planthoppers can destroy plants when their populations are high. They also transmit pathogenic microorganisms that cause plant diseases. Find out about planthopper control in this article.

Deterring Bees With Plants: Learn How To Repel Bees And Wasps

By Teo Spengler

Bees and flowers are combo linked by nature and there is very little you can do to separate the two of them. Flowering plants rely on bees to do the necessary pollen transfer to help them reproduce. If you are still thinking about deterring bees with plants by finding flowers bees don?t like, read on.

What Is A Golden Nematode: Learn About Golden Nematode Control

By Teo Spengler

If you?ve never read any golden nematode information, you might not know about golden nematodes in gardens. Golden nematodes are among the world?s most damaging pests of potato plants and other plants in the nightshade family. Learn more here.

Spotted Winged Drosophila Control: Learn About Spotted Winged Drosophila Pests

By Jackie Carroll

If you have a problem with withering and browning fruit, the culprit may be the spotted winged drosophila. This little fruit fly can ruin a crop, but we have the answers. Find the information you need on spotted winged drosophila control in this article.

Leatherjacket Pests: Controlling Leatherjacket Larvae In Your Lawn

Your lawn is looking pretty scruffy about midsummer, and you?re wondering about leatherjackets - those ugly-looking pests you may see pushing up through dead patches and dried up turf. Learn more in this article.

What Are Boxelder Bugs And What Do Boxelder Bugs Look Like

What are boxelder bugs? Boxelder bugs are major nuisances around the house but, fortunately, boxelder bugs in gardens are relatively harmless. Click this article to learn more about boxelder bugs, including a few tips for boxelder bug control.

Chinch Bugs In Lawns: Learn About Chinch Bug Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What are chinch bugs? These insect pests are known to plague turf grass across North America. There is a species for almost every climate and their activities cause irreparable damage to lawns. Click this article to learn more.

Wheat Curl Mite Control – Tips On Treating Wheat Curl Mites On Plants

By Amy Grant

Have you ever grown garlic or onions and been distressed to see that the plant has stunted gnarled, yellow streaked leaves? You are probably looking at wheat curl mite damage. What are wheat curl mites? Click this article to learn more.

Katydid Facts: Managing Katydids In The Garden

By Teo Spengler

Generally, katydids in the garden nibble leaves but do not do serious garden damage. You?ll need to get a few more katydid facts to determine whether to try to get rid of them. This article provides more information about katydids.

Fig Beetle Facts – Control Of Fig Beetles In The Garden

Also known as figeater beetles or green June beetles, fig beetles are large, metallic green beetles that dine on corn, flower petals, nectar and soft-skinned fruits. Figeater beetles can cause extensive injury in home lawns and gardens. Learn about their control here.

Tortoise Beetle Control: Learn How To Get Rid Of Tortoise Beetles

Tortoise beetles are small, oval, turtle-shaped beetles that survive by chewing their way through the foliage of various plants. Click on this article for more information and tips on tortoise beetle control.

Rosemary Beetle Control: How To Kill Rosemary Beetles

By Amy Grant

Depending upon where you are reading this, you may already be familiar with rosemary beetle pests. If you live for fresh herbs in your cooking, you?ll want to know about managing rosemary beetles. This article will help.

DIY Wasp Trap Info: Do Homemade Wasp Traps Work

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Homemade wasp trap instructions abound on the internet or you can also purchase ready-made versions. These easy-to-assemble traps simply catch the wasps and drown them. Learn how to make a homemade wasp trap in this article.

Insect Leaf Damage: Something Is Eating Holes In Plant Leaves

By Liz Baessler

Pests that eat your plants leave telltale signs in their chewing patterns, meaning you can easily figure out what you?re up against and fight back accordingly. This article has more information that can help.

Preventing Ticks: How To Get Rid Of Tick Naturally In The Landscape

Ticks are nasty little pests that feed on the blood of vertebrates - including you and your pets. If you?re anxious to learn about preventing ticks or you want to know how to get rid of ticks, this article has more information.

Ant Hills In Grass: How To Control Ants In Lawns

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Controlling ants in the lawn becomes important where their hill building causes root damage to grass and unsightly mounds. Knowing how to control ants in lawns begins with some information that you can find in this article. Click here to learn more.

Sweat Bees In Gardens – Tips For Sweat Bee Control

By Jackie Carroll

Sweat bees are often seen flying around the garden with a heavy load of pollen on their back legs. Don't let the fear of sweat bee stings keep you out of your garden. Find out how to control sweat bees and avoid stings in this article.

What Are Bark Beetles: Information About Bark Beetles On Trees

By Kristi Waterworth

There are few things that can match a forest fire for sheer destructive force on trees - with exception to the bark beetle, which can eat its way through stands of trees. You should keep an eye on new holes in your trees? surfaces. This article will help.

Black Vine Weevil Control: Getting Rid Of Black Vine Weevils

By Kristi Waterworth

Gardening is all fun and games until the insects show up to spoil your landscape. Find out how to manage a common beetle pest, the black vine weevil, in this informative article. Click here to learn more these insects and their control.

Darkling Beetle Facts – Tips On Getting Rid Of Darkling Beetles

By Jackie Carroll

Darkling beetles get their name from their habit of hiding during the day and coming out to feed at night. This article will help you identify and control these pesky insects. Click here to get more information about darkling beetles.

Cicada Bugs In The Garden – Periodic Cicada Emergence And Control

If you live in the eastern or southern parts of the United States, there?s little doubt that you?re familiar with the. So do cicadas damage plants? Experts offer mixed opinions on the subject. Read this article to learn more.

Skeletonized Plant Leaves: Causes For Skeletonization Of Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Leaf problems abound in the home landscape but nothing is more puzzling than the causes of skeletonization. The reasons for skeletonizing leaves may stem from insect or disease and occasionally chemical injury. Click this article for more info.

What Are Leaf Footed Bugs: Learn About Leaf Footed Bug Damage

By Kristi Waterworth

Although many of the bugs in the garden can be easily distinguished as friend or foe, the leaf footed bug is not among them. These sometimes problematic insects require careful observation so you can clearly say if they?re harming your garden plants. Learn more here.

Blossom Midge In Plants: How To Control Midge Pests In Flower Buds

By Jackie Carroll

Midges are tiny flies that have a big impact on your garden plants. They are destructive insects that can prevent flowers from blooming and form unsightly knots on plant stems and leaves. Read here for information on blossom midge control.

What Are Kissing Bugs: Learn About Conenose Insects And Their Control

By Jackie Carroll

Kissing bugs feed like mosquitoes: by sucking blood from humans and warm-blooded animals. People don?t normally feel the bite, but the results can be devastating. Find out how to get rid of kissing bugs in this article.

Snail/Slug Egg Treatment: What Do Slug And Snail Eggs Look Like

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Snails and slugs are a gardener?s worst enemies. Their feeding habits can decimate the vegetable garden and ornamental plants. Prevent future generations by identifying eggs of slugs or snails. What do slug and snail eggs look like? Read this article to learn more.

Getting Rid of Chiggers: Tips For Controlling Chigger Bugs In The Garden

By Kristi Waterworth

Invisible and evil, chiggers can make the summer unbearable with the itching they cause, especially when you?re out in the garden. Learn how to manage chiggers and deal with their bites in this article.

How Do Aphids Help Ants: Controlling Aphids And Ants On Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Ants herd and care for aphids in order to keep a much loved food in constant supply. Aphids and ants on plants are as interdependent as peanut butter and jelly. Learn more about this relationship in this article.

Slugs Eating Potted Plants: Protecting Container Plants From Slugs

Slugs are capable of wreaking havoc in the garden, and even potted plants aren?t safe. Slugs eating potted plants are easily spotted by the silvery trail they leave behind, and by the round, chewed holes in the foliage. Learn more here.

What Are Armyworms: Information On Armyworm Control

By Kristi Waterworth

Armyworms in gardens are no fun, but if you keep a close eye on the activity among the veggies, you'll quickly have them under control. The information in this article will help, so click here to learn more.

Preventing Budworm Damage: Tips For Controlling Budworms

By Kristi Waterworth

Feeding damage caused by budworm caterpillars is on the rise across the country. Find out how to control budworms and prevent damage to plants in this article. Click here for more information.

What Are Leafrollers: Leafroller Damage And Control

By Kristi Waterworth

Leafroller insects can cause significant damage to garden plants. The following article will help with controlling these pests and minimize further problems. Read here to get additional information.

What Are Sap Beetles: How To Control Sap Beetles

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sap beetles are dangerous pests of commercial and home fruit crops. This article has some tips on how to control sap beetles and prevent their destructive eating habits from destroying your fruit.

Ants In Flower Pots: How To Get Rid Of Ants In Pots

By Jackie Carroll

Ants are one of the most prevalent insects in and around your home, so it isn?t surprising that they find their way into your potted plants. Find out more about how to get rid of ants in pots here.

What Are Navel Orangeworms: Controlling Navel Orangeworms On Nuts

By Kristi Waterworth

Navel orangeworms on nut crops can be devastating. Read the following article to learn more about this pest and its treatment so you can breathe a little easier and harvest a little more.

Crown Borer Management: Treatment And Control Of Crown Borers

By Kristi Waterworth

When you find holes in the base of plants with sawdust-like material coming out, your problem is most likely crown borers. Find out more about crown borer damage and control in this article.

Manage Cricket Pests: Controlling Crickets In The Garden

By Amy Grant

For those of you whose garden is being decimated by crickets - or for those who just can?t get any sleep due to their singing - the question becomes ?how to kill crickets?? Read this article to find out.

Dried Fruit Beetle Control – How To Fix Or Prevent Sap Beetle Damage

By Kristi Waterworth

Some bugs are helpful in the garden, killing off pests; others, like the dried fruit or sap beetle, are the noxious pests. Learn more about controlling dry fruit beetles in this article.

What Are Crane Flies: Information On Crane Flies And Lawn Damage

By Kristi Waterworth

If you spy what looks like a giant mosquito, don't panic - it's only a crane fly. Though beneficial decomposers, crane flies and lawn damage also go hand in hand. Learn how to control them in this article.

What Are Psyllids: Tips On Getting Rid Of Psyllids

By Kristi Waterworth

Before you spray for psyllids, read this article so you better understand the difference between harmless psyllids and the psyllid pests that pose a real threat to your plants. Click here to learn more.

What Are Harlequin Bugs: How To Get Rid Of Harlequin Bugs

By Kristi Waterworth

Although beautiful, the harlequin bug is treacherous, making its control a vital part of vegetable garden management. Learn more about this insect pest and how to manage it in this article.

Carpenter Bee Control: How To Prevent Carpenter Bee Damage

By Jackie Carroll

Carpenter bees pose little threat to people, but they can cause serious damage to exposed wood. Read this article to find out how to get rid of carpenter bees. Click here for more information.

Cicada Wasps In The Garden: Tips For Controlling Cicada Killer Wasps

By Kristi Waterworth

Although they may give you a scare, cicada killer wasps are actually beneficial garden insects, only inflicting painful stings as a last resort. So exactly what are cicada killers wasps? Read here to learn more.

Mosquito Repelling Plants: Learn About Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away

By Anne Baley

You can repel mosquitoes with harsh chemicals, but they're often not suitable for young children and can irritate many people. Learn how to control mosquitoes with plants instead. Read more here.

Sawfly Insect Control: How To Get Rid Of Sawflies

By Jackie Carroll

Sightings of adult sawflies are rare, but you may occasionally see them near flowers and flower buds where their offspring cause damage to the foliage. Read here for more sawfly information.

What Are Lace Bugs: How To Get Rid Of Lace Bug Pests

By Jackie Carroll

A reddish-orange color on the undersides of the leaves on your trees and shrubs is a good sign that you are dealing with lace bugs. Read here for tips on how to get rid of lace bug pests.

Leafhopper Damage On Plants: How To Kill Leafhoppers

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Leafhopper damage on plants can be extensive, so learning how to kill leafhoppers in the garden and ridding lawns of leafhopper pests is important. This article can help with that.

What Are Eriophyid Mites: Tips For The Control Of Eriophyid Mites On Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

So your once beautiful plant is now covered with unsightly galls. What you may be seeing is eriophyid mite damage. So what are eriophyid mites? Read here to learn about eriophyid mites on plants and their control.

Codling Moth Protection – Tips For Controlling Codling Moths

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Codling moths are common pests of apples, pears and other fruits. These small unassuming moths are dangerous to commercial crops and can cause extensive fruit damage. Learn how to treat for them here.

Bark Lice Webbing – Information About Bark Lice In Trees

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

You?ve probably noticed bark lice webbing at one time or another in your trees. While unsightly, this often leads homeowners asking ?Do bark lice insects damage trees?? To find out, read this article.

Types Of Mites In Garden: Common Mites That Affect Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If you are seeing signs of curled, yellow leaves, tiny webs or just sickly plants, you might have a nearly invisible foe. Mites are hard to see with the naked eye, but this article has information that will help.

Webworm Treatment: Tips For Controlling Webworms

By Amy Grant

Many people wonder what to do about webworms. When controlling fall webworms, it?s useful to analyze what exactly they are. This article on fall webworm control will help with that.

What Are Lygus Bugs: Tips For Lygus Bug Insecticide Control

By Jackie Carroll

Lygus bug, also called tarnished plant bug, is a destructive insect that causes serious damage in fruit orchards. This article has tips and information for controlling lygus bugs.

Wireworm Control: How To Get Rid Of Wireworm Pests

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Wireworms can be very destructive and difficult to control. While not as common in the home garden, learning more their control is your best line of defense. Get more information in this article.

Cup Moth Info – Learn About Gardening With Cup Moths

By Jackie Carroll

Cup moths are Australian insects that feed on eucalyptus foliage. Voracious feeders, a severe infestation can defoliate a tree in no time. Learn more about these pests and their control in this article.

Controlling Fruit Flies: How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Garden Areas And Indoors

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Those pesky little flies that seem to flood your kitchen from time to time are known as fruit flies or vinegar flies. They are not only a nuisance but can carry harmful bacteria. Find tips for controlling them here.

Spider Garden Pests – Tips For Controlling Spiders In The Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Although our tendency may be to kill spiders, even common garden spiders, they can actually be very beneficial. For those who are squeamish, remedies for spiders in gardens are helpful. Learn more here.

Preventing Granulated Ambrosia Beetles: Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Prevention And Treatment

By Jackie Carroll

The granulate ambrosia beetle can completely devastate over 100 species of deciduous trees. Learn how to avoid this damage with the ambrosia beetle control info found in this article.

Aphids Tree Disease – How To Treat Tree Aphids And Honeydew Dripping

By Jackie Carroll

When you see tree leaves dripping sap, the usual cause is tree aphids. Learn more about aphids on tree limbs and foliage and what you can do for tree aphid treatment in this article.

Soil Mite Info: What Are Soil Mites And Why Are They In My Compost?

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Could your potted plants be lurking with potting soil mites? If you?ve ever come across these frightening looking creatures, you may be wondering what they are. This article has more information.

Backyard Mosquito Control – Mosquito Repellent & Other Methods Of Mosquito Control

By Jackie Carroll

There are several solutions to mosquito problems that let you enjoy your summer evenings outdoors without exposing you to toxic chemicals. Learn more about controlling mosquitoes in this article.

Controlling Flea Beetles In The Vegetable Garden: How To Get Rid Of Flea Beetles

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Flea beetles are small but destructive little pests in the home landscape. Read the following article to learn how to kill flea beetles in vegetables and keep their damage under control.

Woolly Aphids: Tips For Woolly Aphid Treatment

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Although woolly aphid populations rarely get large enough to harm most plants, the distorted and curled leaves they cause and leave behind can certainly become unsightly. Find out how to control them here.

Controlling Squash Bugs – How To Get Rid Of Squash Bugs

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Squash bugs are one of the most common pests affecting squash plants, but also attack other cucurbits as well. Squash bug identification is relatively easy to recognize with tips from this article.

Control Of Corn Earworm – Tips To Prevent Corn Earworms

By Jackie Rhoades

Earworm control in corn is a concern of both small and large scale gardeners. There are, however, ways to prevent corn earworms from wreaking havoc in your corn patch. This article will explain how.

Sow Bug Control – How To Get Rid Of Sow Bugs

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Sow bug control in the garden is a tricky process, as the bugs like moisture and gardens cannot exist without water. Good cultural practices can help reduce sow bugs in the garden, and this article will help.

Eliminating Mole Crickets – Information On Killing Mole Crickets

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Left untreated, mole crickets can become destructive to the lawn. To prevent damage from occurring or getting out of hand, mole cricket elimination is often the only recourse. Learn more here.

Identifying Root Maggots And Control Of Root Maggots

By Heather Rhoades

Root maggots can be a pain for any gardener. Knowing the symptoms of root maggots and control methods will help you keep this troublesome pests out of your garden. This article will help.

Fungus Gnat Control – Fungus Gnats In Houseplant Soil

Fungus gnats are not a common houseplant pest, but when these little fly like creatures invade your houseplant?s soil, they can become a serious nuisance. Read this article to learn how to get rid of fungus gnats.

Steps To Eliminate Spittlebugs – How To Control Spittlebug

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Never heard of spittlebugs? You are not alone. Most probably have seen the nest they make and wondered if someone spit on their plant. Find out more about these pests in the article that follows.

Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs – How To Kill Stink Bugs

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Stink bugs are commonly found throughout the U.S. in gardens and occasionally the home. When stink bug control becomes necessary, use the steps in this article to get rid of them.

Learn About Leaf Cutter Bees

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Do you ever see half moon shaped notches that appear to have been cut out of the leaves on your rosebushes or shrubs? If so, your garden may have been visited by the leaf cutter bee. Learn more here.

June Bug Facts And How To Kill June Bugs

By Heather Rhoades

June bugs can cause damage to many landscape plants and be a pest to the home gardener. June bug insects can be controlled though with a few steps found in the following article.

Tips For How To Kill Grasshoppers – How To Control Grasshoppers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

In excessive numbers grasshoppers can be a gardener?s nightmare, especially in rural areas. While high infestations can be difficult to eradicate, the information from this article will help.

Home Remedies To Kill Japanese Beetles

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Considered as one of the most devastating insect pests, especially in eastern parts of the United States, American Japanese beetles love to feed on garden plants. Look at how get rid of Japanese beetles here.

How To Rid Plants Of Leaf Miners

By Heather Rhoades

Leaf miner damage is unsightly and, if left untreated, can end up causing serious damage to a plant. Taking steps to rid plants of leaf miners will improve their overall health. Learn how to kill leaf miners in this article.

Pests On Ornamentals And Vegetables: Whitefly Treatment In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Whiteflies are one of the most bothersome that a gardener can have. Controlling whiteflies in the garden is not impossible. Learn how do you get rid of whiteflies in this article.

How To Treat Spider Mites On Houseplants And Outdoor Plants

By Heather Rhoades

Spider mites on houseplants and outdoor plants is a common problem. It is important to use a spider mite treatment as soon as possible to keep the plant looking its best. This article will help.

Plants That Don’t Attract Japanese Beetles – Japanese Beetle Resistant Plants

By Heather Rhoades

While eliminating Japanese beetles can be challenging, one of the things you can do is to grow plants that deter Japanese beetles. Find out more about Japanese beetle resistant plants in this article.

How To Kill Wasps – How To Eliminate Wasps From Your Yard

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While wasps are often seen as pests, they?re actually important for the garden as both predatory insects and pollinators. That being said, the use of wasp deterrent is occasionally necessary. Learn more here.

Tips On How To Get Rid Of Cutworms

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Few things are more frustrating for the home gardener than walking out to your garden and finding a previously healthy plant literally snipped off at the ground. Cutworms have attacked, but this article will help.

Controlling Thrips – How To Get Rid Of Thrips

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Thrips are little slender insects that feed on prized garden plants, causing devastation when found in large numbers. Use the information in this article to control thrips pests in the garden.

Treatment For Bagworms – Getting Rid Of A Bagworm Infestation

By Kathee Mierzejewski

If you have bagworms, you are probably wondering about bagworm control, which starts with understanding the worm itself. Read this article to learn more about how to get rid of bagworms.

How Do I Get Rid Of Ants In My Garden?

By Kathee Mierzejewski

One of the most common household or yard pests has got to be the common ant. They like sweets and, if they don't find them in your gardens, they will come inside and find what they need. Learn more here.

Prevent Caterpillars In The Garden

By Kathee Mierzejewski

How do I keep caterpillars out of my garden? There are several ways to prevent caterpillars, and gardeners asking this questions can find answers in the following article.

What Is A Red Spider Mite: Red Spider Mites Identification And Control

By Heather Rhoades

Red spider mites are a garden pest that affects a wide variety of plants. Once you get an infestation, you will find them everywhere, so it is important to take care of the infestation quickly. Learn more here.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants: Home Remedies For Carpenter Ants

By Molly Lavins

Carpenter ants may be may be small in stature, but their damage can be destructive. Get tips on home remedies for getting rid of these pests in the following article. Read here for more information.

Tent Worms: Tent Caterpillar Home Remedy

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Tent worms are more of an eyesore or slight nuisance rather than an actual threat. However, getting rid of tent caterpillars is occasionally necessary. The information in this article will help with that.

Lawn Grubs – How To Get Rid Of Grub Worms

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Lawn grubs live in the soil eating grass roots and leaving your yard brown and unsightly. Taking care of the problem is a matter of how to detect them and when to apply grub worm treatment. This article will help.

Garden Symphylan – Small, White Worm-Like Bugs In The Soil

By Heather Rhoades

Garden symphylans are not often seen by gardeners, so when they do appear in the garden, they can be perplexing. Learn more about these garden pests by reading this article.

Identifying And Controlling Root Weevil

By Heather Rhoades

Root weevils are a plant pest both indoors and outdoors. Identifying and controlling root weevil in your garden and houseplants can keep your plants from suffering unnecessary damage. This article will help.

Root Eating Insects: Identifying Vegetable Root Maggots And Root Maggot Control

By Heather Rhoades

Squirming gray or yellowish white worms on root crops mean you have vegetable root maggots. These root eating insects can cause some serious damage to your plants. Learn how to control them in this article.

Facts About Slugs And How To Kill Garden Slugs

By Heather Rhoades

Slugs are one of the most damaging pests in the garden. Understanding a few facts about slugs can help you kill garden slugs in your garden before they wreak havoc on your plants. This article will help.

Root Knot Nematode Disease: A Stunted Plant Growth Cause

By Heather Rhoades

A root knot nematode infestation is probably one of the least talked about but very damaging pests in the gardening landscape. Find out more about these pests in the following article.

Scale Bug – How To Control Plant Scale

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Scale is a problem with many houseplants, sucking sap from plants and robbing them of essential nutrients. You can learn how to get rid of scale bugs in this article. Click here for more information.

Whitefly Indoors: Controlling Whiteflies In The Greenhouse Or On Houseplants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Whiteflies are the bane of nearly all indoor gardeners. Effectively controlling whiteflies begins with familiarity of their life cycles, including various species. The following article can help with that.

Killing Aphids Naturally: How To Get Rid Of Aphids Safely

By Heather Rhoades

Getting rid of aphids is no easy task. Large masses of them seem to appear overnight and without quick treatment, they can overwhelm and kill a plant. Look at a few organic control of aphids in this article.

Organic Snail Control: How To Control Garden Snails

By Heather Rhoades

Garden snails are kissing cousins to the nefarious slug that also terrorizes gardens. Tips on how to control garden snails can be found in the following article, so read here for additional information.

Small Holes On Leaves – What Are Flea Beetles?

By Heather Rhoades

You may have noticed some small holes on the leaves of your plants and are wondering what kind of pest caused these holes. Flea beetles are the culprit, and this article can help.

Spider Mite Detection And Spider Mite Natural Control

By Heather Rhoades

Being able to effectively kill spider mites starts with good spider mite detection. Once you have them, controlling spider mites naturally is the best course of action. Learn more in this article.

Mealybugs: White Residue On Plant’s Leaves

By Heather Rhoades

Houseplants are susceptible to pests, and one of those pests is mealybugs. Mealybugs will commonly leave a white residue on plant leaves that resembles cotton. Learn more in this article.

Keeping Ants Off Flowering Vines, Vegetables and Flowers

By Heather Rhoades

Nothing can ruin the beauty of a lovely flower vine faster than a parade of little black ants crawling all over the blossoms, and the same goes for your other flowers and vegetables. Learn more in this article.

Getting Rid Of Bad Bugs With Beneficial Insects

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Not all bugs are bad; in fact, there are many insects that are beneficial to the garden so consider keeping them around. Find out the best way to draw these beneficial bugs to your garden in this article.

Removing Earwigs From The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Earwigs are one of those garden pests that look very frightening, but are rather harmless. They can, however, be quite damaging to in the garden. Learn how to fix earwig problems in this article.

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