Latest Garden Pests Articles



Croaking Frogs

Are croaking frogs driving you to distraction? Here are some ideas on methods to get some relief.





Locusts

Locusts swarms have been documented for thousands of years. In today's world locust swarms still exist, but there are steps to take to limit the damage.



Katydids

Katydids are not generally thought of as true pests, although they do feed on plant leaves and fruit, making them a nuisance for some growers. However, many gardeners enjoy their song and choose to let them be. If a large katydid population is threatening your garden or crop, there are several options for katydid control.



Inchworms

Inchworms, despite the name, are truthfully not worms at all. They are really caterpillars, which are moth larvae. When trying to identify a specific inchworm you need to consider worldwide species that some counts put as high as 35,000.

Bagworms

***image4***Commonly observed as a cigar-shaped bag camouflaged with pieces of bark, foliage, the bagworm is notoriously shy. However, there are effective means of keeping these insects from infesting your precious shrubs.

Woodlice

If you've ever picked up a rock in your garden and discovered little bugs crawling around, you probably were looking at woodlice. These pests can become a nuisance because they will eat garden plants and may even sneak indoors in search of moisture.





Bug Juice

Turns out œbug juice is really made of bugs and some people are hopping mad after making this discover. Instead of good old Red Dye #2, we have been downing jugs of extract of cochineal bugs.

Brown Stink Bugs

Brown stink bugs infest homes every year as cooler temperatures arrive. Learn to set up a good defense before stink bugs can invade your home.



Sow Bugs

Sow bugs, Roly-poly and woodlice are interchangeable names for the tiny crustaceans you may find in your garden. These bugs are attracted to moisture, so the best way to get rid of them is to eliminate their water source.

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are known for their leaping ability and the chirping songs they create using their back legs and wings. They feed on plants, often causing damages to garden plants and agricultural crops.



Scale

Scale are a common pest on houseplants and fruit trees. The female scale are immobile and cover themselves in a waxy shell so they look more like a seed case or malignant growth on the plant rather than an insect.



Millipedes

Millipedes require lots of moisture to survive so look for areas where water accumulates around your house to discover where millipedes are gaining entry.

How To Get Rid Of Frogs

Frogs are great insect eaters and are usually welcomed guests around ponds. But, sometimes too many frogs causes us to ask, how to get rid of frogs.



Garden Worms

Garden worms, or field worms are endogeic worms, meaning they will burrow far down into the soil. Watch your step after a heavy rainfall, or you may end up with garden worms on your shoes.



Nematodes

Having trouble with wilting garden plants? The trouble might be parasitic nematodes feeding on the plant roots. Nematodes are also known as roundworms.



Thrips

Thrips are small insects that can be pests when they feed on garden plants or valuable crops. Thrips often jump when you touch them and they sometimes bite. Without proper care paid to plants, thrip populations can get out of control.



Praying Mantis

***image2***One of the most fascinating insects native to North America is the praying mantis. The praying mantis is a green or brown insect that uses camouflage and spiked, grasping forearms to capture prey.

Slug

The slug looks like a booger or old piece of chewing gum that has come to life, which is gross. A slug is a pest of garden plants like lettuce, tomatoes, and Hostas. Let us show you how to get rid of slugs.



Aphids

***image2*** Aphids are common pests of most indoor and outdoor ornamental plants and vegetables, fruit trees and field crops. Light aphid infestations are usually not harmful to plants, but they can build up tremendous populations in relatively short periods of time and cause leaves to curl, wilt and delay production of flowers and fruit.

Lizards

***image4*** Lizards are common reptiles that mostly feed on insects. The lizard is harmless to people, but may attempt to bite with its small, sharp teeth if handled roughly. Occasionally, lizards may enter a home or garage causing concern for homeowners. Most lizards feed on insects, although some eat plants, yet cause little damage.

Bag Worms

***image2*** Bagworm is a serious pest, capable of rapid buildup and doing extensive damage to arborvitae, red cedar, elm, maple, oak, birch and many other trees. Bagworm is most often seen hiding in its spindle-shaped silk bag covered with bits of foliage, bark and other debris Bagworm can be found in the eastern United States from New England to Nebraska and south through Texas .



Slugs

***image2*** Slugs are common pests during wet weather and can damage many types of plants in the garden. The slug feeds mainly at night, preferring cool, moist hiding places during the day. Cool, wet spring conditions will result in large slug populations.

Malaria

***image2***Mosquito borne malaria still ranks as one of the world's most virulent killers. Unknowing travelers visiting well known vacation spots can end up with the malaria illness that is difficult to shake.

Aphid

***image2***The aphid can be a serious threat to rose gardens. Summer temperatures create the perfect environment for aphid reproduction.











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