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How to get rid of these black insects/eggs on potted spinach? Neem oil?

These insect/eggs are there on some leaves of the potted spinach. These seem to be causing holes in leaves as well as curling. How do I get rid of them? Water spray? Neem Oil (Azadiratchin)? Or ...
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Strange orange bug in the garden with long legs

There's these bugs that wander around my garden and I can't really tell what they're up to. I don't see any visible damage to the plants they loiter about on but they're all congregating on some ...
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Black/Brown Basil

After noticing a few Japanese beetles on my basil plants, I used the recommended dish soap and water solution and sprayed the plants. All 3 of them turned black or brown within a day or so. I cut ...
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What is this cluster of tiny tan eggs on my citrus tree leaf?

I have a young orange tree in my yard in southern California. It had a rough winter (lost every leaf) but it's coming back now. Today I found this cluster of eggs on one of the leaves: The eggs are ...
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Can anyone identify this chrysalis, egg sack, or whatever it is?

Can anyone identify what kind of insect makes this egg sack or chrysalis or whatever it is?
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Symmetrical brown dots on camellia leaves

Help please. I’m located in the Pacific Northwest USA. I just noticed that much of the new growth on my (old) established camellia shrub has these odd brownish dots. Only 2-4 dots per leaf, all ...
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Is Bifenthrin available for sale in Canada?

I want to treat my backyard for mosquitoes and have seen Bifen I/T as a recommended brand in many articles. After searching for it, I realized I could not find any Bifenthrin products in Canada. Am I ...
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Cherry disease identification

Cherry Tree is Sick 😞 I have a cherry tree that was planted 3 years ago. It is a hybrid of three different species (one branch is native, the two other are not). The tree looked healthy and did grow ...
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How to resolve this insect infestation on fig tree leaves

Every time my fig tree sprouts new leave, it gets infested with this insect. Interestingly, I have lemon, guava, and curry tree, very close by and none of them are affected. Apparently, this insect ...
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Help me identify this bug pest on my roses

I am noticing some black beetle looking pests on my roses and im trying to find out how to prevent them from destroying my rose plants as they are swarming them and destroying their petals and stems.. ...
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are there any plants that are known to keep termites and ants away

I know we can bait the ant or termite or cockroach with boric acid or baking soda powder mixed with sugar and kill them off. Or we can mix vinegar with baking soda powder and pore over the ant's ...
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Getting rid of fruit flies in the compost bin

A few weeks ago I put up a compost bin in my garden, similar to this one (bottomless and placed directly onto the soil). Soon after I began to use it, I noticed swarms of fruit flies inside. The first ...
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Is it bad for my house to keep a decomposing log in my garden?

I have a large fresh log from a tree my neighbors cut down earlier this year in my yard. I got it to serve as a bench and grow mushrooms on, with the hope that it would eventually start decomposing ...
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Bark split on large maple tree

I have recently moved into the house in southern Ontario, Canada, where in the backyard is this large maple tree. It believe it's a silver maple, though not sure. I was pruning some branches the other ...
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White spots on my bushes

I was trimming my bushes today and I came upon these spots on several of the bushes. They look like they're largely at the junctures, and are even on one bush that I think died last year. Image ...
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Nest like structure in Japanese Blueberry tree

I recently planted a Japanese Blueberry tree and it seems to be under a bit of stress(dropping leaves) from the transplant. Today I noticed the nest structure shown in the images below. I am thinking ...
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White bumps on carambola (starfruit) stems - pest or infection?

I have a small carambola that is growing indoors in a pot. I've noticed recently that it has tiny white bumps distributed unevenly on the upper stems. What are they: an insect infestation? A fungal ...
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What insect is eating my beet greens?

Consider: What insect could possibly be eating my beet greens? Each one has multiple holes in the leaves. What can I do to prevent this from happening?
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What insect could be eating the tops of baby zinnia plants?

My zinnia seedlings emerge outside in my garden, but right away the leaves are eaten to the stem on some of them.This didn’t happened last year.
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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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Can someone identify this grub please

I found this critter in a planter full of wet compost. So far theres about 10. I was going to plant strawberries in it. I’d like to know if it is something cool or something that likes strawberries ...
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What are these pests that look like thrip larva?

They are very small and look like the earliest stages of thrip larva, but I have never seen an adult thrip, even though I see these guys often, so I don't think that's what they are. They walk on ...
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What are these insects on my Japanese maple tree?

I live in Sweden and have a Japanese maple tree in a pot on my balcony. This October I saw maybe hundreds of small insects on my tree which I believe caused the leaves to crumble and fall. Which to me ...
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Pests on a Kiyomi Tangor orange tree

A few months ago we purchased a Kiyomi Tangor orange tree from a local, quality nursery. It is planted in a large pot indoors with lots of light. The tree has been doing well with lots of new growth. ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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Tiny black and white insects under every pot

In my small garden, I used to have a lot of garden ants living under the pots. With these ants, there used to live black, and some white insects. They (ants and those insects) live under every pot. ...
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Request for identification of insects on Brussels sprouts

I found these eggs all over my Brussels sprout plant. Interestingly, none of the other plants near this one had any eggs on it. In the close-up, it looks like some of the eggs are hatched. What insect ...
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What are the issues plaguing my lemon tree and how can I bring it back to glory?

Have just moved house and have a lemon tree that appears to be suffering from numerous issues. What exactly is causing the issues seen in the below pictures, and how can I effectively treat them? I've ...
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What are these insects on my pepper plants?

They seem to have come out of nowhere in the past week.
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Bright Yellow Spider with spots/lines

Trying to identify this little guy I found crawling around outside (Pittsburgh, PA area). It is a bright yellow spider with black spots and lines on it. The only thing I turned up in my searches was ...
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Insect identification

The other day I noticed a large concentration of these insects hanging around my squash plants. What are they? Are they a pest I should be concerned about?
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Can anyone identify what sort of egg or pupa this is?

Can anyone identify what these little critters might be? We are Trying to be on the offense for the fig beetles that are sure to return this season and so we began inspecting the tree and the dirt. ...
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What is this insect in my plants?

I was having some problems with my plants, that somebody identified as thrips. Just today, I moved one of the pots on my plants, and from underneath I found a lot of tiny insects. I was able to get ...
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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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What is this thing on the leaf of a Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) bush near a pond on Long Island, NY?

My first thought was some kind of insect eggs, but then it seemed reminiscent of some kind of fungal fruiting body.
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How to move a spider?

There is a small spider in one of the rooms in my apartment (I should probably post a picture of it). There is another room with a lot of potted plans which attract small flies. I would like to move ...
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Ants on trees - ok or bad?

I have two trees that experience significant traffic of ants up and down? Crataegus 'Pauls's Scarlet' - An established mid-age tree. Ants go up to the top of the tree, can't see what they are looking ...
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Any idea why bees are rooting around in our new potting soil in our outdoor raised beds?

This isn’t bothering us at all, just curious… We assembled a raised bed on our back deck in Washington, DC a few days ago. We used peat-free Organic Mechanics container blend potting soil. Then these ...
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What insect is it? It always attacks indoor plant and annoying!

This is the closest photo shoot I could get before the insect flies away or gets murdered by my hands. Could anyone identify what insect is it? Why does it attack my plant? How to prevent that insects ...
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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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Is it a good idea and how to introduce frogs in my garden?

I am trying to sustainably get a grip on the flies, mosquitoes and other such insects' population. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a decent sized backyard (about 3000 sq ft of garden/...
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Draceana marginata extreme leaf-shedding

I’ve had this Dracaena marginata for over 8 years now (so I’ve got quite attached to it). It has always been fine no matter how I’ve treated it. I’ve forgotten to water it and overwatered it over the ...
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Bug identification

I'm trying to identify this bug on Tecoma stans (yellow elder) kept in a cool house in wintry Ontario. Sorry for the quality but this is about as good as my microscope can manage. Bug is tiny, less ...
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What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my java plum tree?

Plant: Syzygium cumini. Appearance: blisters (gall) on both sides. After some time holes appear in the blisters. What kind of disease is this? This exists all year round and is not seasonal.
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Identify these insects hiding under compost

I use a layer of compost as mulch, but every time I water, millions of tiny insects start jumping all over the place. Is it possible to identify them as I'm not sure if they're decomposing the organic ...
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Are these scale insects? How to get rid of them?

I have tried to kill them with Neudorff Spruzit spray (Pyrethrin) and Provanto spray (Flupyradifurone) and they still keep spreading after 2-3 months from first poisoning. I really need help because ...
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What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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What are these weird white spots and black spots on my Monstera?

I used a microscope on one of those black dots and took a picture. I also found this insect that looks suspicious. I don't know if the white spots are related to the black dots. What can I do?
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Tamarind tree leaves and branches are turning brown all of a sudden

My tamarind tree is around 25 years old and it was all healthy till 3 months back. All of a sudden some of its branches and leaves are turning brown. Tree is full of fruits now and even they are ...
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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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