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Bugs on a tree, what should I do?

Let me begin by saying I'm not much of a gardener, I can do the basics like trimming the hedges and cutting the grass with a lawn mower, but that's about it. I live in West Yorkshire, UK. Today when ...
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What kind of tiny green bugs are these on mulberries?

I will try to take a picture next time I see them, but they were thin and green and there would be a few of them crawling around a single mulberry. As I recall, the length of their bodies was hardly ...
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Good place to identify white bugs in soil

I've searched for "white bugs in soil" but that turns up a lot of results. Is there a website which asks you a set of questions and helps you narrow down what the bugs could be and if they'...
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Unidentified indoor insects in my Click & Grow garden

I am growing a small click and grow smart garden with 3 pods that my girlfriend was offered. It's been pretty good so far, that's not the best way of growing plants but for some aromatic plants in an ...
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Are these fruit flies, fungus gnats or something else?

I've compared to images of both, but they don't exactly match either. If I had to guess, I would say they look more like fruit flies. But, the colony seems to collapse (no longer buzzing around my ...
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Small tiny white / amber mites running around the sides of the pot

I have found in my pots some kind of tiny white bug, kind of mite I think. They are very very small, like a grain of dust, and they do not seem to be on under the leaves or on the stalks. They do not ...
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What are these bugs infesting my orchids pots?

I have hundreds of these for the last couple of weeks/months in my orchids: I tried to get rid of them but since they hide in the pot, I can't wipe them out... I think they eat the bark and not the ...
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What is this bug on my mint plant?

I just found a few of these on my mint plants — does anybody know what they are? They're shiny gold and white. My best guess from the shape is some sort of shield bug, but I can't find any match at ...
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What is eating my strawberries?

I think these are maple bugs, but I have never seen them in the garden. Do they normally attack a garden? They are after the strawberries, squash and tomatoes. I am in British Columbia, Canada, in the ...
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Is this a bug on my adenium plant and what should I do?

I'm not sure what's going on with my adenium plant. But it's getting worst week by week. It's on the balcony with direct sunlight from 11 to 16. I don't know if that stuff on the leaves is living ...
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Cupressus with brown branches

enter image description here I live in Sintra Portugal (by the sea) so with mild climate type 9. The terrain is sandy but I tend to fertilize annually and I have drop-by-drop irrigation. This year my ...
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Please help identify tiny white bugs on the soil of my raised bed

Please help me identify these patches of tiny white bugs that appeared all over the soil of my raised bed. I suspect their size to be in the 0.2-0.8 mm range There are also some tiny sub-millimetre ...
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Bugs found in all of my plants!

I noticed my basil was being chewed about a week ago. I inspected the soil and leaves and didn't found anything. Next thing I see is a little black and brown bug (shown picture 1) running around the ...
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Did I damage my tomato blossoms by spraying them with neem oil?

I had aphids and spider mites so I bought a premixed neem oil and sprayed my tomato plans. I didn’t know to avoid the blossoms and now they’re starting to wither. Did I damage them? Will they bear ...
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How long to dry out soil to kill all the bugs?

How long can the eggs/larvae/pupae of indoor plant bugs survive in soil that is not being watered at all? For example, after the plants have died and been removed, so literally no water at all is ...
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What are these bugs in my tomato plants containers and how can I save them?

Recently transplanted 6 plants outdoors into fabric containers with potting soil from Lowes. Within a few days, these were jumping around the dirt. They just look like tiny little beads to the naked ...
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What is this in the soil of my potato plants?

My potatoes are near harvest and dying back, although one of them seems to have a rotting stem. I looked in the soil and found this?
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What are these bugs on my lemon tree?

I've noticed some white bugs on my potted lemon tree and would like to know what they are, and advice on how to kill them! Any help is greatly appreciated - Aaron.
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Can anyone help me identify these bugs destroying my garden please?

The garden is in Los Angeles County. The bugs appeared around the beginning of April. Attached are images. One is a close-up. One is some more bugs near a nickel to get a sense of their size. I have ...
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What are these strange brown things coming out of plant soil?

I found these strange brown bugs coming out from my plants soil. I don't understand if these are soil mites or what. I found that 5 of my plants have the same problem. Same brown things coming out ...
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what are these brown buds on rose plant stem

I often see these brown buds on my rose plant stems, What are these Brow buds, are these harmful? if so how to prevent/cure these. They can be removed easily, but rose Thorns make it difficult. (...
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What are these insects on my roses?

They do not seem to be harming the plants (yet), but I am concerned because of their sheer number!
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What type of caterpillar is this?

I found a caterpillar in my garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is mostly black/brown, quite large, and has four white patches on its head. The tail has a small spotted white tip. It’s is about ...
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Is this a pest? How can I get rid of it?

I found these bugs on my Kalanchoe plant this morning. I might have overwatered it for a while so that may be the reason why they appeared. They're tiny and green in colour, though there are some that ...
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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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What are these little balls (green, yellow, orange) in my potting mix?

I've seen these little balls in more than one brand of potting mix / universal compost. I just sifted a large amount of compost and found many. I've seen them in the following colors: white, green, ...
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Are these pests or ladybird larvae?

These bugs started to appear on one of my rose plants. I don't want to kill them if they are not pests. They seem like they could be ladybird larvae but i want to be sure. They are quite small, less ...
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night jasmine black bugs flyers

HI I got black bugs all over the night jasmine plant and those are going to destroy the plant.i put insect killing(permethrin)powder.i think it wont work or the bugs is so sharp they can fly or move ...
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

I've got a fly (the small kind) infestation in some of my herbs. Is it safe to use this insecticide on edible herb plants? Here is the product composition: d-Allethrin 0.08% Permethrin ...
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Does anyone know what this soil insect is?

I bought a palm plant from Aldi a few weeks ago but only just notice some critters hanging around in the soil. Only spotted a couple so not riddled with them (yet). Just wondered if they're harmful ...
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Were can I buy punctureVine weevils? [closed]

I live in Utah and I've been googling for 20 minutes and can't seem to find any were that sells them. Were can i buy puncutrevine Weevils to control the puncturevine in my yard?
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What are these bugs and spots on my Chilli Plant

Recently I started growing Chilly Plant from seeds. I started to see these black, white bugs along with shiny spots on leaves and under leaves. A lot of leaves started to fall. Can anyone help me ...
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Mint plant with white spots and black dots. Possible insect culprit

My mint plant has been getting white spots with black small dots all over it. I've cut them all down at some point, they always start to grow/sprout again perfectly without any spots, but soon enough ...
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What are these bugs infesting my jade plant and what to do about them?

I started putting my jade plant outside (fire escape) every morning because I live in an apartment and was trying to maximize sunlight. But then I noticed my jade plants were shriveling and turning ...
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What is this bug on my Mint plant and is this harmful?

today I found these bugs on my Mint plant. It's kinda just sit there and did nothing, but I haven't seen the bug before on my Mint (or my other plants), but currently only found this on my mint. What ...
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Spots on Tomato Leaves

I'm an absolute newbie at this. These appeared almost overnight on some older leaves. What are they? Maybe rot? I've been spraying the leaves with water to prevent bugs but I wonder if the remedy isn'...
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Why does my houseplant keep getting fungus gnats?

I have a single house plant, a larger sized plant I purchased from IKEA. It is potted in a large kitchen size garbage pail because I needed a narrow shape for it to fit in a built-in planter in my ...
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Help me identify this bug with red belly hanging around garden pots

I have these bugs crawling around my vegetable pots - mostly pepper plants. I've never seen these before. I'm new to this area of central Texas and need help identifying them. I'd like to know what ...
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What is this bug, and how worried do I need to be? [duplicate]

This creature was on one of my tomato plants. I saw only the one. What is it, and do I need to be worried about it?
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Cherry Tree - Bark peeled back and with bug holes

I've only had this cherry tree for a little over 2 years now. The bark started to peel back near the ground. After a couple branches lost all their leaves I knew something was wrong - I looked where ...
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What is this bug skeletonizing some of my tomato leaves?

This insect is causing minor damage to tomato leaves in my garden. Critter is mostly black with tan wing suit around the periphery. The wing suit is not between the legs which it extends as required ...
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Tiny black bugs eating holes in my plant’s leaves

There are tiny black bugs that are eating the leaves of the vegetables in my garden. They seem to be attacking the cabbage, arugula, kale, but not the peas. Any idea what they are or how to get rid of ...
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What are these pink spots on the branch of Lilly Pilly?

This is a photo of the pink spots: There is no discoloration of leaves as far as I can see. The plant itself What are they? Are they harmful? If they should be dealt with, what is the most eco-...
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Monstera yellowing despite proper watering and no apparent sickness

I've had this Monstera for about two years now and I've never has this problem, I'm careful not to over/under water, it's thrived until now so I suspect sunlight is not the issue either. I've recently ...
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What is cause for Eggplant leaves getting burn from edges in Summer?

I have planted Eggplant in Pot in winter, it was good growth now, summer started and fond that Eggplant Leaves getting brown from edges & dying and no growth found. The Temperature around ~40 ...
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UK Bug Identification: Silver/Black Aphid?

I spotted these bugs circling on of my pots today, pics below. I didn't recognise them so was hoping someone could help identify these critters? I wasn't sure if they were some kind of tick, want to ...
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How can I tell if my nematodes are working?

I bought three different species of nematodes from an online vendor: Heterorhabditis bacteriaphora, Steinernema carpocapsae and Steinernema feltiae (250 million each). I've sprayed the H. ...
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What is this on this hellebore flower?

This hellebore flower has been eaten by some insect/snail. I'm trying to identify exactly what they are. I found the following brown thing (poo?) on the leaves. Would someone know what it is? Thanks!
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What is this caterpillar and how to fight it?

This caterpillar is on a sage plant> It's less than 5mm long. It seems to be eating it. What is it exactly and how can I prevent it? Thanks!
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What kind of beetle is this?

I found this guy climbing around my baby aloes today. I have no interest in killing it. I just want to identify it. In the very bottom of the photo is a brownish/reddish blob with a crater of ...
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