Questions tagged [pests]

For questions about garden pests such as insects, birds and mammals.

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Pinus sylvestris yellowing problem

I'm pretty new to gardening and I recently (~2 weeks ago) got a Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata' plant and I noticed that some needles started to yellow. Here are a few pics:- The yellowing is mostly on ...
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Need help identifying brown and white spots

I have two plants, one can brown spots I can scrape off and the other has white spots which are stuck to the leaves. I've just had an infestation of spider mites and they were absolutely horrendous to ...
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What are these white with black caterpillars eating Petunias in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

I'm visiting grandparents in Albuquerque, New Mexico and am trying to help perk up some of their potted and hanging potted plants. It doesn't take long for plants to dwindle in this area (dry and hot ...
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What is happening to our potato plants? (going black, wilting)

We have a row of 3 different heirloom potato varieties, 50 originally, of which we've lost about 15 to a problem we'd like to identify. The following photos show the start of the issue, through to a ...
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Help identifying this bug

I recently noticed several of these bugs on one of my backyard trees. It seemed to be feeding at a wound in the bark. It appears beetle-like with a shell covering its wings. They range in size from ...
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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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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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Small white egg-like sacs with orchid

I’ve just noticed small white egg-like sacs on the bark of the branch that I use to grow my tongue orchid Dockrillia linguiformis. In fact the sacs are not solid white but appear to be translucent. ...
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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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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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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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Twofold question about Burning Bush - Rudy Haag

I purchased a few Rudy Haag burning bushes here. They arrived well and healthy-looking. I took care of them as instructed and for the first 3-4 weeks they did really well but after that they started ...
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What is this skinny black caterpillar with brown on the head and tail and a stripe on the back?

I found this caterpillar and several of its buddies on my hummingbird tree this morning. It's skinny and mostly black, but it has interesting brown areas on the face and tail. There's also a stripe ...
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Indoor durian started do dry out

I will really appreciate any help. I grow a durian tree in my livingroom and so far it's been doing great. Since september, it started sheding leaves one by one (only one at a time always goes kind of ...
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Does a sprinkler system by a house attract termites?

Does a sprinkler system by the foundation of a house attract subterranean termites up into the house? I heard subterranean termites (at least in the desert) come out of the ground at night to seek ...
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Can you put plants in the ground in their original containers to protect from voles?

We have a bit of a vole issue and I bought a wire mesh for my bulbs but I plant over a hundred annuals each year so that's a bit labor intensive to do for everything.
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there bugs on my adenium?

Can you please check the leaves of my adenium? It grows black in colour and I don't know why. Please share the reason so that I can improve the health of my adenium.
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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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Found this cotton like mold in areca palm in earthed plant

Found this in my areca palm trees planted in ground. The place is moist and recieves lesser sunlight. Should this be treated with some fungicide or just a raking of soil would do ? It is winter ...
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Small Red See Through Worms in House Plants

I bought a plant of of Facebook Marketplace and when I went to give it a watering these small red see through worms were sitting in the watering tray. I’ve watered the plant a few more times since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...