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Questions tagged [bugs]

Colloquial expression usually referring to arthropods.

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Spider web covering all my plants

My plants have this condition that it is covered by a spider web all over my plants like a film. Are these spider mites? Where do they come from and how do I get rid of these? Close up:
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Tiny thin black bugs with white stripes on tomatoes

Anyone know what these little black bugs with white stripes on their back are? (There's a larger version — please click the picture) They seem to be all over a few of my tomato plants and multiplying, ...
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Hundreds of unknown bugs on certain plants

I am currently watering my neighbor's plants on their balcony. I found certain plants to be infested by larger, unknown bugs. I've attached a picture of one on a window pane. There are hundreds of ...
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What are these brown ladybug-like bugs with yellow and white spots on the back side?

They are about half the size of a ladybug, I found them on my runner beans. Location: London, England, UK
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Why has 20% of my pumpkin plant suddenly died and how can I save it?

So I had a thriving Pumpkin plant. For about a couple of weeks the big leaves in the middle of the plant (so the oldest leaves) started to yellow and get crisply on the edges. We've had 90 to 100 ...
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Thousands of tiny white eggs (?) on fig tree leaves - what are they? What to do?

I'm in Long Island and have a fig tree in my yard. I added some top-soil to the base a week or so ago. I don't know if it is related, but yesterday I found that the leaves are infested with what look ...
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Identify this bug

Recently I noticed there are lots of these bugs in my garden, sometimes these bugs have white cotton like tail grown. Anyone knows the name of these ugly suckers? Thanks!
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What are these bugs in my morning glories [duplicate]

These are the bugs that are in my morning glories I don’t know what they are. Could these be what’s leaving the white stuff on back of leaves? The white stuff also has black specs in the middle of it. ...
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What are these tiny white spider-like bugs in my soil and on plants?

Since we bought some soil from Tescos recently, we've suddenly had an influx of lots of tiny white bugs in our soil. We have had spider-mites and aphids before, but these don't look like either (as ...
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Tomato Plant Bugs

Does anyone know what bugs these are? These were found on the leaves of our tomato plants.
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What kind of bug is this?

I don't know what kind of bug this is but its weird, its slightly larger than a quarter. What kind of bug is this?
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Identify these little bugs on my cherry tree (and others)

I have three trees in large pots. A medlar, an apple tree, and a pear tree. On my cherry tree I found some weird bugs . I would like to know which kind of bugs im dealing with here, so I can get rid ...
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Bugs on mint leaves

We have small, dark brown bugs on the underside of our mint plant (in a window box on our balcony). I noticed today these bugs on the underside of our leaves. Could someone please help identify what ...
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Pest identification: white worm/larva?

I’m at my wit’s end. I have a cyclamen that I’ve had about two years now. I keep it next to a spider plant and some succulents—all containered, all indoors. About six months ago I discovered these ...
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What are the brown spots on my apples? [closed]

For a while now my apple tree's fruit has been growing with brown spots all over them. The more they grow, the worse they look. I'm wondering if this is a pest problem. Does this sound familiar to ...
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What is the white residue spreading across my dracaena and how do I treat it?

I have a white residue spreading across my dracaena at home. I tried wiping it with wet sponge when it was on one leaf only but its come back and spreading across now 50% of the plant. Some of the ...
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pill bugs in raised beds [closed]

I read the answers regarding pillbug in the garden. I realized I had a raised bed and no composting material. I placed the shallow bowl with beer in it. Before I could complete the project. ( I ran ...
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Help me treat a chili plant against white fungus/insect

My chili plant is getting white fungus on its stem. Two days back I saw it. Another plant also seemed to be in same situation and it died today. Today I watched it carefully and it was a white bug ...
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Help identifying a bug that's attacking my Mimosa pudica

I have a sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica) that has gotten infested with tiny black bugs. They're roughly 0.76mm (3/100ths of an inch) long. I'd like some help identifying what they are and how to ...
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What is this black and red bug?

I have these bugs in and around my yard: This is in Los Angeles. Are these harmful to plants, pets, or humans? I've found them on some of our plants (Salvia Lantana, Naga Peppers, etc.) I've even ...
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What bugs are these that are infesting my pieris and what do I do about it?

These bugs are all over my Pieris. What are they? The plant is close to my house. Can they cause damage to the house or the plant? I don't see them on my other plants, but all three pierises are ...
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What are these strange egg like things?

I have these strange round brown things on my peach tree. they can't be insect eggs because they have the size of a lentil. they are white and sticky inside.
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Identification of a bug on lavatera

[EDIT-20170626: added some history] I just found a couple of bugs on my lavatera, which seems to do fine so far. I has tried to find the bug species with the morphological description, without ...
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Oil/sap from the trees

So we moved to a new home last week. There are two different trees, one in the backyard, one in the front. However, both trees have some oil or sap like things on the leaves, and what's worse, wind ...
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Holes in leaves and black specks on lower leaves

I tried adding pictures but it isn't working. I have young zinnia plants that I started from seed about two months ago. They're just barely coming up on the point where they'll flower but suddenly I ...
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What is this bug and is it harmful to my vegetables

I found a few of these bugs hiding away in my cauliflower when I picked it. What are they and are they harmful to other plants in my raised vegetable garden? If so how can I organically eliminate ...
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Waxy white squares on stems of rosemary plant

I have these little waxy things attached to the stems of a rosemary plant. They come off easily and are filled with some reddish liquid if you squeeze them. I'm assuming it's a bug. Just curious what ...
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How to keep away Forficula auricularia from cabbages?

Here is a photo. This type of bug is eating all cabbages that I have planted some weeks ago. Apart from killing one by one, there is any solution? Probably they are living in the organic substrate.
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How to protect apple pears from getting lot of bugs?

Last year we had a decent produce of apple pears. But most of the fruits had at least one black spot on the surface. All of those fruits had some sort of bugs inside the fruit. The year before that ...
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What should I do about flying insects in my bag of potting soil?

I am new to the world of gardening/planting. I had a huge bag of potting mix that I bought from amazon last summer and used to plant some herbs. I used half of it back then and kept the rest in the ...
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What's causing the yellow spots on my rosemary?

I live in Carmel Valley, San Diego and I have a rosemary plant that has been sitting in my back yard for almost 6 years. The weather has not changed for quite a long time. The soil is a free draining ...
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What is this caterpillar?

I found this caterpillar and was wondering if anyone could identify it. Is it poisonous/dangerous? Would it be good or bad for a garden soil? This was found in Australia. Here is a photo.
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Non-lethal Cicada Repellent?

Are there any specific things (plants, specific essential oils, etc.) that repel (momentarily, not looking for a permanent 'go away and never come back' solution) cicadas in a non-lethal, preferably ...
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Why is my peperomia sad?

I moved her to this pot about a year ago and was really thriving for a while. I have noticed she doesn't like cold but does like light, but has made it through several different apartments with me ...
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My night Blooming jasmine has bugs

How can I get rid of these bugs. It has taken over new blooms, sprouts etc.
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Killing off Emerald ash borer (EAB)

I want to kill the EAB in my wood before they get to my trees. And if they do get to my trees what is a safe effective way of killing them? I would use pesticides if I want to but I would prefer to do ...
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What's hatched on my rose?

While watering my rose plant this morning, I noticed it was covered in tiny brown bugs: They're on most of the leaves of the plant. What are they? Is there anything I can do? The plant is currently ...
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What's this white bug?

I found these white bugs on my Carolina Reaper plant last week. They seem to leave white webs/fluff behind them, as you can see in the picture. From what I've read online, they appear to me to be ...
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Will growing Garlic in a garden keep insects away?

I was reading about how Garlic keeps insects away, and was wondering if just growing garlic in the garden will keep insects like Mosquitoes away.
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Identify striped bug on plants: safe or suspect?

New to gardening, many species are unknown to me. This one (and many of its friends) with nice metallic colored stripes just apppear on my lavender, rosemary and slightly less on honeysuckle. What is ...
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Rollie pollies - are they harmful to vegetables? [duplicate]

I have a vegetable raised box where I grow various vegetables in spring and summer. I noticed quite a few Rollie pollies in the box. Wondering if they will harm my vegetable crop this year and what if ...
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How to treat diseases and bugs on peach tree?

I have a young peach tree (18 months old, never gave fruits) in my yard in Florida that recently lost all its leaves. The leaves are eaten but also covered with brown spots. I'm wondering if the issue ...
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Managing Bronze Orange Bugs on citrus trees

How can I eliminate Bronze Orange (stink) Bugs from my citrus trees? I know that spraying the trees with Confidor will get rid of these bugs, however I've been told that it's not suitable to use on ...
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What is causing curled and deformed capsicum and chilli leaves?

I live in western South Australia (Mediterranean climate with sandy, pH neutral soils). I turned over the vegetable garden (history unknown) in August/September, adding Dynamic Lifter for vegetables, ...
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Snake eating tomato plant leafs? [duplicate]

I prepared seedlings of tomato plants. Now from around a week there are snake like design in leafs. There is some sort of bug inside leaf which is eating. What should i do for it. Can/should i use ...
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How should I deal with these ill pepper plants?

I've had these pepper plants for a year and a half now. They weren't 100% healthy when I bought them. The actual plan was to pick the fruits and then bin the plants, but I felt bad doing that! They ...
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How can I get rid of these bugs on my African violets?

I had two pots of Saintpaulia (African Violet). They've been doing pretty well, lots of flowers, and breeding! However one of them has starting having bugs. When the blossoms open up, there are one or ...
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Why is my gardenia covered with flies, ants, and other insects? [closed]

Why are insects of all kinds covering my gardenia?
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Getting rid of the bugs on the Lotus maculatus

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have noticed today that a couple of our Lotus maculatus, aka "Gold Flash", are infested with bugs, as you can see in the picture below. They are in pots, ...
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What's causing small black dots and holes in the leaves of my potted vegetable plants?

We planted a bunch of vegetables in different pots for the first time this year. We haven't used any pesticides or fertilizers on them. We've been noticing little black dots on the pots we planted ...