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Which animal's droppings are these?

I was tearing down my tool shed in the garden and found these droppings on the floor. Can someone tell me which animal's droppings are these? Note: I live in the Pacific Northwest of the US
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Scale like matter and dark spots on Lipstick Petiole

I found this scale like matter on my leaves and i noticed they have been droopy lately. There is also tiny black things on almost every petiole.
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Please identify small black cones on avocado branch

One small branch of this five year old avocado tree is covered in black cones that resemble barnacle shells. Ants are clearly interested in them. What is going on here? Has something other than the ...
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What are these tiny black pest on chilli plant

They are really tiny and hard to focus on with a mobile camera. Are they good guys or bad guys? I don't think they are eating the leaves or the fruit, are they here for flower buds?
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Which Pest Attacked My Lettuce Leaves?

I planted romaine lettuce and I think it was attacked by some pests, but I can't identify them because I don't see any insects. I decided to replace with the new plants but it still get attacked. Do ...
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Help identifying a flowering plant and its pests

I recently bought a flowering plant from the supermarket, but have not been able to determine exactly what it is (it was unhelpfully labelled as "potted plant"). Its stems are thin and vine-like; its ...
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What's going on with my Green Buttonwood?

All the new growth is stunted. I was told it could be a thrip of some kind. Any help would be appreciated as I planted this to replace my Ficus.
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Can Anyone Identify These Freaky British Annelids?

The first of these fast-moving worms is almost like a caterpiller in that it appears to have feet (if you look closely at the photo); however the second most definitely does not and is therefore more ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Are these whiteflies under my tomato plant's leaf?

For the last week or so, I have noticed several small yellow spots on the top of one of the leaves. Today, I looked under the leaf and noticed a bunch of very small, dark lumps, and a couple of small ...
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Citrus treatment for scale bugs and whether fruit is edible

I have some citrus trees with scale bugs, they are kept as house plants and live outside during the warmer months. They've been sprayed (regrettably) with a pretty nasty pesticide. It's called Bug ...
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Dots on lemon tree leaves

The leaves on my lemon tree have these small yellow and brown dots. I assumed these are some kind of pests or insects and have therefore been spraying them with neem oil every 8 - 10 days. I even ...
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Is my chili plant infected?

I have a 50 days old chili plant in the balcony. Yesterday I noticed some white formations on it. I am not sure if my plant is infected by some pest. What do you think this is? And how can I deal ...
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What is this on my lawn?

I saw a suspicious flock of birds all over my lawn today. I went over to inspect the areas they where pecking, and saw this: In the past it has been grubs, but seems 1. late in season and 2. doesn'...
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Is too much sun better than full shade for Haworthias?

I recently had several scale-aphids attacks. It involves many of the shaded Haworthias. Systemic insecticides, soap-water blasting, removing and cleaning rotted roots and affected areas, weak bleach ...
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Why does this chili pod have spikes?

I got some hot pepper seeds off the internet earlier this year and managed to get a couple of plants to fruit. The two plant that I've kept were supposed to be scotch bonnets and lemon drop peppers. ...
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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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Is it a Peace Lily and can I rescue this?

Bought two of these (Peace Lily?) for the bedrooms but this one is in trouble - what can I do to rescue it? Am thinking it has been overwatered by house sitter during my absence and seems also to have ...
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what are these brown spots on my potato plant?

I have noticed brown spots on my potato plant but cannot figure out what it could be. Do you might have an idea?
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What are these black flies/gnats on my Zucchini Blossoms?

Trying to figure out what these bugs are and if they are bad for my zucchini plant. I also have a video but I can’t figure out how to post it. I will edit this with a link to it if I figure it out. ...
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Caterpillars on Edelweiss

I have been growing an Edelweiss plant on my balcony for the last month and a couple of days ago noticed that it was infested with caterpillars, as per the image below. Some of them started forming ...
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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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My cucumbers, tomatoes, and bean plant problems

My tomatoes, cucumbers, and purple and green beans leaves are turning yellow and see have brown spots. I'm having a hard time figuring out if this is all the same issue or different issues. The ...
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Okra Pest Identification

Can anyone identify these small bugs on my okra plants? Minimal leaf damage, and stems look ok. They're planted next to green beans and bell peppers.
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Yellow bugs on my trees

The past week I noticed swarms of flying insects around my house and on my trees at sunset. I initially thought those are some kind of bees or wasps, but since i don't see them are day time, I didn't ...
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What are these little black bugs on my arugula in Denver CO?

There are little black bugs slowly eating away my Arugula. I live in Denver CO. The weird thing is, we have a pot of Arugula ~50ft away from where the other Arugula is planted and it's completely fine....
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Problems with new cherry trees (UK)

About three weeks ago I had a pair of sweet cherry trees planted -- they are 3-4 years old, about a meter high, and were planted where I'd previously had a seriously overgrown cotoneaster and a ...
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What bore a hole in this rose?

There is a hole in this rose. What is the name of the bug that would create such a hole?
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White little larvae/insects on the trunk of my Pilea

I have a healthy (or so I thought) Pilea plant (Chinese Money), ~6 months old, indoors. Today, I noticed some strange little white dots on its trunk; and, as it turns out, they are moving, and seem to ...
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Spots on underside of a tomato leaves

What are the white and yellow spots on the underside of tomato leaves? There are plenty of whiteflies around but I cannot see any eggs. These seem to be the immobile pupae but I am not sure about it ...
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Is this a gopher?

I can't think of what the animal below is but a gopher. But it doesn't look like any gophers I see in other pictures. This animal is very quick, so it's hard to capture in pictures. But it seems ...
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Is this bug on my wisteria harmful?

I recently found this bug underneath the leaves of my wisteria. There were a few of them and they seem pretty attached to the plant (i.e., stayed put when I moved the leaves). They have also laid ...
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Recent tomato plant foliage growth suddenly covered with black dots

I went to water my tomato plants this morning and noticed that much of the most recent leaf growth was covered in black dots. As can be seen in the following photos. Note that the drops of water on ...
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Insect Infestation of Chinese Elm

My Chinese elm suffers from an infestation that I am having a hard time diagnosing & treating. About a week ago, I noticed tiny, rod-shaped white spots, mostly on young leaves, which spread ...
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Mysterious Brown bumps; bugs, bug eggs, or maybe disease?

As it is springtime, I'm looking over my many plants (I'm located in Seattle) and I saw these brown bumps, they are one one of my for Little hazelnut trees. At least that's all I have found so far. ...
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What are these grub in my flowerbed?

I discovered a large number of these grubs in my flowerbed. Should I be concerned? Can anybody identify these?
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Hive of bees / wasps nesting inside pine tree

I have a pine tree growing next to the main door of my house. There is a hive of stinging insects (bees / wasps) nesting inside the pine needles, I am considering whether to leave them alone or to get ...
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What is causing my macadamia nuts to have tiny holes in them and are then hollow inside?

I have been growing a macadamia nut tree and have found tiny little holes in the nuts. When I cut them open, they are hollow inside. Are these rats eating the nuts?
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What is wrong with my hibiscus?

enter image description here The growth on this little tree seems much slower than it's sibling. The leaves appear to be growing very misshapen and start to curl under. It's almost as if it's being ...
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What is this black bug on my tomatoes

Recently I saw these black bugs on my tomatoes' leaves. I wonder what bug they are and would they harm my tomatoes, and if they do, how can I get rid of them ?: http://imgur.com/meJNbQi http://imgur....
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Are these insect eggs or some sort of fungus?

It’s been a rainy week here in Los Angeles and I noticed these today. I’m not sure if they were there before the rain but I’m completely stumped on what they are.
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Getting rid of fruit flies on in-door pot with peas

I have a rectangular pot with soil where I have attempted to grow peas. For some reason (I'm not fully certain, probably over-watering) that pot became a breeding ground for fruit flies. I have read ...
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Is this pest? Please help me get rid of it

This is the leaf of my Poinsettia. I bought it just two days ago from a local nursery. It came with these tiny yellow, black, white spots which look like pest. The white ones are definitely some kind ...
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Dead flies around my Sansevieria

I have what I think is a Sansevieria trifasciata for about 3 months. It has been always in my room and this week I moved to a different apartment. Since I moved in to this new room, I've been finding ...
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What are these black and white spotted areas leaves on my basil plant?

My basil has a weird problem that seems to be spreading on the leaves. It's basically white spots that are thinner surrounded by black spots. I tried to find information online but couldn't find ...
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Can I throw a plant that has white flies into the compost pile?

I have a bunch of dead leaves from a plant that has white flies. Can I use them for compost?
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Rats! There are rats destroying my pumpkins!

I have a plot in a community garden, and this past summer I planted New England pie pumpkins. They did VERY well (I had close to 20 fruits on 4 vines), but just before I harvested them some rats moved ...
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Strange spots on leaves on rubber plant (Ficus Black Night)

I purchased this plant about a couple weeks ago and when purchasing I saw these strange tiny black spots underneath the leaves but I went ahead and purchased anyways since it was the last one left. ...
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White Bead on an indoor pepper plant

I moved my pepper plants indoors to overwinter them and one has recently developed some small white beads on the leaves that I am unfamiliar with. Which pest am I dealing with and how best can I ...
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Tiny thin black bugs with white stripes on tomatoes

Anyone know what these little black bugs with white stripes on their back are? (There's a larger version — please click the picture) They seem to be all over a few of my tomato plants and multiplying, ...