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What is eating this leaf and how can I stop it?

There is some kind of worm or larva eating this plan. It has done quite extensive damage in what seems to be a couple of days. It is not the first year this has happened. Is there any way to get ...
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What could have dug holes in my corn garden?

I planted some corn seed a few weeks ago and they began to germinate lately. Then this evening, I found almost all of them got dug out! The germinated seed are mostly left near the holes, but some of ...
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What is eating a young persimmon's leaves?

I have a Sweet Fuyu persimmon that was planted this Spring. Its leaves are being eaten up by something - what is it? I occasionally find 1-3 tiny (~1/16") ants on it, which I remove when found. ...
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what would eat seedlings indoors ?. Snipping the stems and eating the tops [closed]

Quick background. We have a sunroom separate from the rest of the house that we covert to a growroom for seedlings in march. In the last week something has been going after our pepper plants. These ...
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My bean plants are struggling, how can I help them?

I'm growing three different colored beans, one is white, one is yellow, and one is red. They were growing fine, but it wasn't until about 2 weeks ago that problems started to arise. Two of them ...
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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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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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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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Has anyone seen this kind of eggs in their kale and strawberry?

I guess these are eggs of some pest which is infecting the kale and strawberry plants in our garden. Has anyone seen something similar to this? If yes, what did you do to get rid of them without any ...
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Help identify what is breaking or eating the branches off my plants?

I have tomato and cucumber plants, and I've observed a few broken branches. Initially, I attributed it to the weather, but it seems that even during a sunny week, more branches have been breaking off. ...
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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 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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Something eats my sweet potato leaves

Something eats leaves, mostly youg ones, any idea what's that? I can't identify any pests when looking closer.
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Birch Tree; Section of branches have no Leaves

I have a group of 3 birch tree's in my backyard, Jacksonville, FL. Last year I noticed that there was a center section, on the entire group, that did not have leaves on the branches. I have River ...
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Snap pea seedlings wilting

I transplanted some snap pea (sugar bon from Baker creek) seedlings a few weeks ago. For a while they were looking great and starting to grow. Then several of them started to wilt and turn white. When ...
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Identify this bug attacking rose buds

The buds on two of my rose plants are being attacked by something that damages the outer petals. I've been spraying with an organic pesticide but it doesn't seem to be having much effect. What can ...
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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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How do you stop rabbits from eating your lawn?

I'm experimenting with a patch of new lawn (different grass type) in the middle of my existing lawn but it must taste pretty good because the desert cotton tail rabbits are eating all the new shoots. ...
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What is eating/removing young fruit from my lemon and orange trees?

I live on the upper Gulf coast, just inland of Galveston Bay. For the past three weeks my improved meyer lemon tree, and two satsuma orange trees have been in glorious bloom. The bees went crazy, and ...
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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 animal is this digging holes in my yard?

What animal is this digging holes on my property and should be be concerned about the walkway and the nearby garden walls?
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Why does my sago palm have yellow spots?

My Sago palm has suddenly developed a lot of yellowish spots on all the leaves, topside only. I found no pests on it at least that i could see. What can it be?
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Should I prune skeletonized leaves?

Follow up to this question. I've killed all of the Japanese beetles on my fruit trees, and will continue to monitor them every morning. Unfortunately I have a lot of skeletonized leaves. Seems like ...
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Ball arborvitae damage, what next?

Despite treatment with a spider mite spray bought at the local hardware store, two of my many ball arborvitae are showing damage (see picture). My question is, if I prune away the damage, will the ...
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What's attacking one Lupin but not its neighbor?

I have two Lupin plants next to each other in my front yard: They are both Russell hybrids, both grown from seed and planted there at the same time in Spring 2009. The one on the left is healthy, ...
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What is the cause of white spots on bean leaves and how to solve the problem?

The leaves of my three bean plants are covered in these white spot; the rocket has the same problem, while the ivy and the avocado seem unaffected. These spots are located on the upper surface and ...
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Are these ants hurting my bush?

These ants appear to be guarding the flower buds, are they? Or are they hurting it? Also how do I stop the damage to these buds?
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Is it OK to plant flowering plants near my herb garden?

I have mint, tarragon, sweet basil etc. Beside is another plot for different kinds of roses and daises. Then the roses started to lose leaves or have bites on the leaves. Do the herbs attract insects ...
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What might be eating small holes in my bell pepper?

There appears to be something eating very small holes into my pepper fruits. At first I suspected an insect, but upon cutting the pepper open there were no signs of investation. One of the holes even ...
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How to get rid of these small black bugs on gardenia

My gardenia is more than 6 months old. it was in good health. Suddenly I noticed that the gardenia leaves are turning yellow. I thought that it was because of natural causes. So, I ignored it ...
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Aphids in my Fuchsia

Now, I am seeing Aphids in my indoor Fuchsia. Previously I lost my Petunia and Bleeding heart for this reason. I have initially removed them using Sellotapes and then I sprayed soap water. Is that a ...
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Aphid or mites on Japanese maple? (Acer plamatum katsura)

I have noticed this morning that my potted Acer tree is covered in what look to be black/brown aphids? I am in the North West England and we have recently had very wet and windy weather and wondering ...
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Chilli plant showing deformed leaves with brown traces under leaves

I am having trouble finding what is causing my chilli plant to look unhealthy. My googling suggest it may be a pest problem but there are no signs of pests on the plant. I have briefly seen the odd ...
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Whats up with my grapevine

Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was amended with leafcompost, micronutrients stuff and topped with 4" woodchips. Only watered it when planted and monitored the moister level before ...
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What ate the leaves of my bell pepper plant?

I planted a sweet orange bell pepper plant last week in my garden bed, which was converted from a fire pit. It's only half a foot tall and hasn't flowered yet. One day, an entire leaf was chewed off. ...
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Something is eating the leaves on my pepper plants. Any idea what it could be?

Something is eating the leaves on my pepper plants. Any idea what it could be?
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Pest damaged central leader on young Thuja

It seems an insect chewed and effectively severed new tender growth at the topmost portion (central leader) of my young Thuja plicata: How will the tree respond to this? Does it continue growing ...
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How do I prevent holes in the leaves of my vegetable garden?

Something is eating the leaves of several plants in my vegetable garden. Can you help determine what is causing this and how I can prevent it? This affects several of my vegetables: Turnips, Lettuce, ...
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House sparrows ruining my plants. How do i kill them?

Any idea on how to Permanently get rid of house sparrows? They've taken over the bird feeders we've set up for our pigeons. Plus, they destroying all my plants and creating a huge mess everyday. I've ...
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My Farfugium is Under Attack

One of my Farfugium seems to be slowly being eaten away. I know I have slugs in my garden on occasion, but have not seen evidence of other pests, but it's not clear to me if this is what slug damage ...
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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 is happening to my flowers? Brown egg like balls? Flattened from stem

My flowers were growing wonderfully and in a nice bush form, a few days ago it started to flatten outwards. Thought it may have been due to some animal (my cat), but today I have found these brown egg ...
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What is causing the bark on my crabapple to crack and peel off?

I have a flowering crabapple in my yard whose bark has several large areas where it cracks and curls away from the wood underneath: Hover over any image for description / click for full size I don't ...
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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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rodents eating fig cuttings in my greenhouse

I am having a problem with something getting into my greenhouse at night and eating my fig cuttings down to the nubs! It is also eating my plastic containers? what is it? I checked the perimeter of ...
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What would strip the bark off a 20+ foot American Elm tree overnight?

I have a 20+ foot tall American Elm tree. I believe it was unharmed yesterday. Today the bark was stripped almost entirely around the several-inch-wide trunk and in various places up to a height 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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What caused the crazing under the bark of this conifer?

When the bark fell off of this dead conifer in the Pacific Northwest I was amazed by the pattern on the cambium (or is it phloem?). I assume some sort of insect caused this? If so, what kind? And ...
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How to remediate damage to a young tree branch from continued squirrel use

Context There is a what I believe to be a small dogwood in my backyard very close to the house. Fox squirrels frequently jump from the tree onto my roof. They all use the same spot on the same branch. ...
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What are these small black flecks on my brussels sprouts?

I've been battling aphids all summer and they were ruthless to all my brassica plants. It's the beginning of October and they seem to have backed off of my kale (what's left of it), but I've still ...