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Yes ,even I have planted many marigolds over 3-4 years in our garden, they are great at keeping away insect pests and diseases. I have even tried to make a kind of cocktail with neem leaves and marigold leaves for spraying on plants. But ,since a year our garden's squirrel population has grown and they were getting desperate for food ,having eaten their fair ...


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Not sure they are aphids, they look just a tad large for those, but the way they've clustered together would suggest they are. It's also unusual to see so many on a plant at this time of year, its more generally in spring on new growth. The other possibility is vine weevil as your tree is in a pot, but I have never seen them cluster together in this way ...


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They're actually crustaceans, there must be a lot of water nearby or very damp saturated soil around. They're also called pill bugs. You may have a drainage issue - fixing that would make it dryer and uncomfortable for them. It could also be too much water from somewhere else, maybe a gutter downspout nearby, or just over-watering your gardens.


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Roly poly bugs don't generally eat living plant material or seeds - they are part of nature's clean up squad and primarily consume decomposing or decaying material, and will only start nibbling on live plants if there are too many of them. Clear away any dead plant material, general debris, rotting wood (including very decomposed wood chips) which is in or ...


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Three things come to mind - assuming you don't want to just spray toxic chemicals. First you could sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the soil around your seeds and plants. This will repel and/or kill through causing micro-abrasions in their exoskeletons leading to desiccation - at least in theory. Another option might be to provide an alternative, more ...


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It looks like 'Honeydew'. Honeydew is a waste substance produced from sap sucking insects like aphids and scale. Without a picture of the insect, I can't tell you exactly what insect it is. The best and safest way to get rid of most insects on houseplants is soapy water. The homemade insect soap spray I like to use is to mix several drops of Dawn dish ...


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