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Fungus gnats Trap made at Home

To my surprise I found that fungus gnats can be controlled by applying ground cinnamon to the surface of the problem plant. Sticky strips also work to reduce numbers and keeping the plant drier is ...
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What kind of snails are these and how do I get rid of them

These are pretty common garden snails, not completely sure of species (I suspect Theba sp.). Some people have success with "barriers" such as surrounding the targeted plants with ...
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Fungus gnats or thrips?

This is a fungus gnat and the identification is confirmed by the Y shaped vein in the wing. See this site for details. We recently used blue sticky strips for thrip control and caught many fungus ...
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Can you identify this spider? [UK]

It has been three years but I can confirm this is a giant house spider with a very striking and gorgeous abdomen pattern. If anyone was wondering I'm still terrified of spiders and think back to this ...
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Are they snails in the mulch?

Snails eat anything, including each other, so they like fresh green and growing leaves (usually young leaves) and decaying matter such as dead leaves and other materials that may be present in mulch. ...
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What is eating my garden?

If they are slugs or snails you would have seen them since they will be around. Depending on where you are there can be deer, squirrels, rabbits that will eat up your leaves or plants. If you have a ...
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What kind of snails are these and how do I get rid of them

If a grainy bait like Bug-Getta is not working, you may not be using it to the best advantage. It must be spread thinly, it must draw the snails away from the plant, and it is best placed between the ...
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Fungus gnats Trap made at Home

What role does soap and water play so that the mixture is more effective in trapping these insects? The trap works by attracting the gnats with vinegar, and drowning them. Gnats normally don't drown ...
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Does my dracaena marginata have spider mites?

Dracaena marginata are a favorite host for spider mites. Here are the indications: lower leaves are shedding webbing small specks the size of a grain of salt are visible on the underside of the ...
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A caterpillar is plaguing my garden and I don't know what to do

If you think that the plant in concern here is a non-edible one and doesn't bears you fruits of harvest as also, if you're open to trying measures of chemical control, opt for cheap Chlorpyriphos ...
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good or bad guys in compost bin?

From the compost's point of view, there aren't many bad guys. Healthy compost can involve all manner of frightening beasts, but unless they are causing other problems (e.g. rats) you can leave the ...
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White bumps on carambola (starfruit) stems - pest or infection?

mine are 6ft tall now. this only happens near the new growth. suspect some kind of relatively harmless edema. happens less if i water them less. growing them under lights indoors in the UK. relative ...
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Please help identify and eradicate this lawn pest

Caterpillars are insects, they are insect larvae. Consequently, insecticides will kill them. It looks like they are called lawn caterpillars (there seem to be 4 varieties that can attack lawn). Lawn ...
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What is eating my garden?

The first two pictures show very infant plants. Those are usually protected around here from the cold but also from dogs, snail etc by cutting a two liter soda bottle asunder and inserting the upper ...
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What are these brown ladybug-like bugs with yellow and white spots on the back side?

This is the pre adult stage of the brown marmorated stink bug I have them on my runner beans in Vancouver BC There is currently no control methods I squish them when I can
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Has anyone seen this kind of eggs in their kale and strawberry?

Possibly caterpillar droppings. See this link. Aphids are usually underneath the leaf https://www.eatortoss.com/yep-that-greenish-dirt-on-your-kale-is-caterpillar-droppings/
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What are some deer resistant edible plants?

You might try standard-sized fruit trees. The fruit height probably makes a difference. I have a hard time imagining deer climbing trees, or jumping super high just to snatch the fruit/leaves. Of ...
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How do I get rid of ducks from my backyard?

Here in NZ, one is allowed to shoot them in the hunting season. I only have to shoot them to kill once a neighbour had fed them. Then they see people as food sources and pollute the yard and decks. ...
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