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From my research, sort of. The garlic plant itself does not keep bugs away but when you make a paste or spray garlic water onto the plants that acts a lot like the pesticide that can be used. It helps keep them away, which is nice. It can also keep away snakes from above. You can even use this to help keep moles, voles, and ground hogs from getting to the ...


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As far as I can tell, there is very little empirical data on garlic and mosquitoes. And all of the studies I have seen show mixed results for ingesting garlic or using garlic as a mosquito repellent. That leaves you with anecdotal evidence, so here's mine. My garlic patch used to be 30 some feet from my deck. A few years ago, I moved it so it is now just ...


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I have no idea what type of bug that is, but if you determine that it's detrimental to the plant and you need to get rid of it, the safest thing to use is diatomaceous earth. It kills bugs with hard exoskeletons by microscopically puncturing their shells and dehydrating them. It does no harm to animals or plants without exoskeletons. In fact some farmers in ...


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It looks like springtails (Collembola sp.), although it's a bit difficult to assess from the picture. I often find them in my papyruses, and I like to think that they play a beneficial part of the small eco-system. They don't do the plants any harm.


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It is Rosemary beetle, certainly. How much of a pest it is depends on how many there are; if there are a lot, they can reduce a lavender or rosemary plant to virtually woody stumps by eating it all, so if you were a professional grower, this pest would be taken very seriously. However, in the average garden, they may not be too much of a pest and can be ...


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Forgetting the name of the bug, these bugs as I call simply milk bugs make these webs under the leaves to have there young. These bugs do eat the leaf so I would wipe them away and see if they return. No need to pluck away the leaf.


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This appears to be a blister beetle (Meloidae) of the genus Meloe, also known as an oil beetle, perhaps Meloe Americanus.


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Trap crops may be effective at keeping the grasshoppers away from your usual plants. I've heard that trap crops can be effective for grasshoppers. Lubbers sound even more voracious than regular grasshoppers, though. So, I don't know how effective this will be. I'm not sure about Lubbers, but grasshoppers in our area seem to prefer amaranth (the weed version ...


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Looks like one of the armyworm caterpillars, probably one called Yellow Striped Armyworm, link below for image, although there are other images on line that are much more brightly coloured, showing distinct yellow and black coloration. They do vary a bit in appearance according to maturity and time of year, but either way, its an armyworm, and they turn into ...


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I regularly bring home whiteflies on organic farm stand greens. I used to wash those greens in the kitchen sink, and the aphids would fly up to the potted herbs in my kitchen window, and so my problems began. Eventually I discovered that if I place my affected herbs in a breezy window for a while, and gently shake the plant every once in a while, the ...


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Aphids can probably squeeze through even the finest mesh, Best to let in the predators, even buying some praying mantises could be worth it. They'll hopefully hang around until all the aphids are gone. I had a spider move into a potted citrus once which worked a treat. If you end up going sans mesh, just plant some sage between the plants to keep out the ...



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