Questions tagged [pest-control]

For questions about controlling garden pests. Use this tag with questions about how to keep identified pests at bay. For unidentified pests use the [pest] and [identification] tags. For questions about pesticides use the [pesticide] tag.

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What disease does my Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) have?

I got this Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) a month ago and cut it into a bonsai shape. I am new to caring for bonsais or cypresses. I was wondering what these little strings on my new plant's ...
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A caterpillar is plaguing my garden and I don't know what to do

Location is India. My grandmother takes care of 50+ plants in the garden and is recently facing a problem. Some kind of caterpillar is eating the leaves, 'sewing' them like the above image and ...
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Ants on my lemon tree

I have noticed a big trail of ants on my lemon tree. I’ve tried spraying water; I’ve tried spraying vinegar; I’ve placed any traps but nothing seems to work. What can I do, without spraying toxic ...
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Some animal is turning over my lawn roots. How to fix it?

I have a backyard open to a hill and without a fence. Recently, I have had some animals or an animal that have turned over my lawn almost every day last week. I found some grubs under the lawn, so ...
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How to make plants uneatable for cattles

Is there any spray or powder that we can spread on top of the leaves of plants. So that Either cows or goats won't consume that. There are insecticide or pesticide or so many cides which makes plant ...
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Identify millipede: brown body and yellow spots on the sides

There is this adult and 4-5 small ones in a Snake Plant pot. It looks like yellow spotted millipede Is it dangerous for humans ? Is it useful or dangerous for the plant/ soil ? If dangerous, I'll try ...
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How to get rid of small thin worms?

I have thousands of small thin worms stuck to my outdoor windows, walls, and pavers. They are all dead. They are all in one corner of my house. I have never seen them alive. We clean then off and then ...
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High value weeds or plants that can replace the chemical treatment of pesticides and herbicides?

I'm working on a project that aims to replace (at least lower) the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in farming with the use of high value weeds and plants that can naturally replace the ...
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Inherited the Garden - Workflow Priority [closed]

So I've inherited a large garden and now liable for any environmental issues with overgrowth... Is there a specific workflow to go off? Simply cutting back overgrowth and plucking weeds from between ...
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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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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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Ecologically-balanced garden: dealing with pest infestations among challenging plants

My garden has been maintained using the organic approach ever since I began caring for it in 2001. I maintain recycling garden waste (dry leaves and branches) through composting and adding Humus , ...
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How to apply Diatomaceous Earth on my succulents?

I am searching for a way to treat scales on my Haworthias. One product that drew my attention is diatomaceous Earth. Is this effective against scales? What is the best way to apply it? The plants are ...
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How to get rid of cutworms?

Is there a non-poison way to get rid of cutworms that will work with sweet corn? I'm OK with poison if there is no other way. But I prefer to use non-poison methods when they will work. Last summer I ...
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Diy treatment for spider mites on Alocasia (Elephant Ears)?

Assuming it's spider mites, is there a DIY treatment that I can use to eliminate, or control, the spider webs on my Alocasia plant? I cleaned each leaf a few days ago, and it's already coming back. I ...
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Removed a wasp nest - will the wasps move on?

I had a wasp nest in an area where I'm scared the kids might go and get strung. I waited till night fall and knocked it down with a broom. However, the wasps still congregate where the nests was. It's ...
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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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Mango plant is dying

My mango plant (Mallika variety) recently had what seemed like a mealybug infestation. I applied EndAll pesticide and 70% isopropyl alcohol, and now the bugs mostly seem to be gone. However, I notice ...
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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 there a wasp nest in this tree?

We have a small tree in the border of our back garden. I noticed today that there is a constant sparse crowd of wasps around the base of the tree, if you stop and look then there's easily a dozen in ...
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Best way to control oleander aphids on milkweed without harming monarch caterpillars or future eggs

I've got an infestation of oleander aphids on my milkweed plants (A. incarnata and A. tuberosa). They're somewhat unsightly, and all other things being equal I'd want to get rid of them unless they ...
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What's going on with leaves on my avocado? help

I have an avocado plant in my outdoors, but for some time light spots appear on the leaves, and the tips dry out
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Treat thrip on houseplants

I diagnosed these little guys as thrips as you could see them and the typical silvery trails in the leaves where the immature thrip live. They had spread to the ivy and philodendron plants inside the ...
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What is wrong with my Cordon Apple tree?

It has a white spider web like covering... What is it and how should I treat it? I live in the UK.
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white pods/infestation on hortensia

Location: north Italy (Alps) Recently I noticed something strange on my hortensia in my garden, probably a disease/infection or some kind of bug: some white pods. These pods appear soft to the touch ...
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Snail control using biodynamic or eco-friendly solutions

I have recently built and planted a few box gardens with various herbs and vegetables; however, I am having issues with snails. I was told that magnolia flowers are a good natural repellent but they ...
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Dog kennels for garden?

My wife is looking to start planting soon and is looking for something to keep the critters out. She suggested looking at dog kennels, something along these lines: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lucky-Dog-...
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Eliminating Vine Weevils without neonicotinoids

I recently acquired a number of plants for ground cover. After planting, I noticed that I had an infestation of Vine Weevils, almost certainly from the new plants. I have pulled out the new plants ...
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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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Are these wasps? What is the best course of action to handle them?

So I just discovered them under a solar panel switch ('isolator') today. I have no idea how long they have been there but I reckon it cannot be more than a month or so. There are two of them and they ...
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Will rubbing alcohol make my basil inedible?

I currently have indoor potted basil and peppermint plants. Unfortunately, aphids have taken up residence in the peppermint and are spreading to the basil. Several internet sources say that rubbing (...
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How to rid a colony of ants from my yard

The photo is deceiving: It looks like just a few ants. Actually there is a million of them over a 200sf section of my lawn. I believe a can of ant spray will not do the trick outside. How can I kill ...
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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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Pests on my herbs

I have some pests all over my herbs. They were on my chilli plant too a few weeks back, and I tried spraying it with a dilute mixture of apple cider vinegar with a couple of drops of washing up liquid ...
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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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Pest found on sunflowers

I found some black/white dots that are on my sunflower leaves and flower. I can't tell if they are pests or infected with disease. Could someone help ?
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Very small black dots/dents in new pepper leaves

this is my first time posting here and I've scoured the internet for days. This is only a problem on the relatively new leaves on my Trinidad Scorpion and Carolina Reaper. They are small black dots ...
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What animals dig surface trench in lawns?

I went out to take a few pictures for plant identification and noticed these surface trenches in our lawn. The trenches are more visible in weed-heavy areas (2nd pic). I've read about the various ...
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What pest is attacking my poor Monstera Minima?

I have a beautiful Monstera minima that is being attacked by something. what is weird - I don't see visible pests with my eyes. it looks however like something is sucking the leaves. the plan is dull ...
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How to get rid of these insects from my home [closed]

I need urgent help. I woke up this morning to find out that there are about 2 dozen honey bees or wasps flying around in my apartment's gallery. 20 minutes later they settled down like so: One of ...
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Can mulch/gravel protect soil against cockchafer?

Last year I had a big problem with cockchafer (or some other bug, maybe Japanese beetle) grubs in my potted plants. I wonder if covering the soil with mulch or gravel can prevent bugs from getting ...
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Are there any ways to combat the Bibio lanigerus?

For the last year I've had small black flies (1-2mm) in my house. I also noticed that some of my plants were slowly dying, and when removing one from the pot I saw small silver (1mm) larvae undergound ...
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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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How to get rid of baby snails?

This has now become a severe problem. Last year nearly all of the young plants that I had planted were eaten away by them. I used to throw away the bigger snails, later killed them by hitting as I ...
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Acacia bonsai mealy bug clean up

I have a young Acacia bonsai which has been invaded by mealy bugs (I believe?), primarily on the branches circled in red. They are brown, stick themselves to the plant, and can be seen walking up and ...
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How do I deter the honey-bees from my compost bin?

I have two composting bins on the terrace beside my terrace garden (TG). A couple of days back I saw a swarm of honey bees near my TG, and from yesterday or so I am seeing that there are a couple of ...
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I noticed some tiny white bugs on my Calathea, could they be responsible for this?

Recently I acquired a new Calathea and upon bringing it home I gave the plant a wipe down. I found there are what looks like tiny tiny specks of dust on the underside of the leafs so I wiped them off ...
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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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Does cold kill whiteflies and their eggs?

I've discovered some nasty whiteflies on my chili peppers. I'm keeping my plants indoors. my question is if I expose them to cold outdoor temperatures (below 5 or 10 degrees Celsius) does it kill ...
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Does winter wash stain brickwork

I have a healthy Jasmine that is trained against a brick wall. It covers a width of some 3m and reaches to 2.5m tall. It has suddenly been afflicted by a large aphid infestation, so I was planning to ...
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