Questions tagged [bugs]

Colloquial expression usually referring to arthropods.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Fruit cherry leaves got eaten by something?

I have bing fruit cherry tree and the leaves look like these It is randomly at different spots. Is this something I should be concerning? Is it caused by disease or some bugs eating them? UPDATE 1 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Click & Grow Bug Infestation

Our 4 week old Click & Grow Basil pods are sprouting nicely, and suddenly we have a tiny white bug infestation! How to get rid of them? Don't want to use chemicals as we plan to consume the basil, ...
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Curled pink leaves

Desert Rose My leaves at the bottom have curled and turned pink. They are soft and pliable, no yellow or brown on plant. It is also flowering.
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Identify bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...
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Bay tree can't seem to do well

Basically I have a bay tree in a pot and it will sprout new leaves but soon afterwards, (some weeks/months) the leaves will die and go brown. See attached photo. It gets ample sun. I have tried ...