Posts Tagged ‘aphid’

Milkweed Aphids – Identification

Q: Please tell me what this is! I don’t know if I should spray this or leave it. A: They are milkweed aphids. I see them every year on my milkweed plants , looking like a bright yellow crust on...

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Dominion – Use for Azalea Lacebug

Q: Can I use Dominion¬†insecticide¬†to control azalea lace bug? It has the same ingredient as the “tree & shrub systemics” I see for sale at garden stores but Dominion is more concentrated. A: Dominion 2L insecticide is labeled for use...

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Flying Aphids – In Fall

Q: I have gnat-type flying insect swarming in my backyard. What type of insect would be flying this late in the year? A: My bet, based on experience from previous years, is that the things are the winged form of...

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Aphids – Control

If you want to become an aphid expert, early summer is the best time to easily find them in your landscape. The tips of rose and crapemyrtle branches usually have dozens or hundreds of these sap-sucking insects. Many plants can...

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Birch Tree Leaves – Puckering

Q: I have two river birch trees. Each year the leaves begin to pucker up like a Ruffles potato chip and they seem to have minute eggs. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this? A: I’ll...

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