Posts Tagged ‘insects’

Canna Leaf Roller

Q: I have cannas that have large red flowers in summer. There are bugs that live in the leaves and secrete a substance that sticks the leaves together, thus preventing them from opening properly as they grow. Any idea what...

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Clover Mite

Q: I have tiny little red bugs on my house walls and windows. What are they? A: Just a few sunny days can cause clover mites to hatch in your lawn. These tiny red mites feed on clover and tender...

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Red Insects on House in Spring

Q: My Dad and I saw some tiny red crawling things on a wall near our house. Will they hurt our plants? A: I can think of three red crawling insects that you might see: red spider mites, clover mites...

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Flea – Control Indoors

Q: What can I use in the house for flea control with a sixteen month old baby present? The dog is treated and the yard is going to be but I want to get ahead of them indoors before there...

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Squash Bugs – Identification

Q: On my yellow squash leaves there are several rows of very tiny, copper-colored, jewel-like, round things. What are they? A: They’re squash bug eggs. Unless you want to lose your squash crop, kill ‘em now! The eggs will quickly...

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Mosquito Control – Monthly Sprays

Q: What do you think about the monthly mosquito control offered by local exterminators? I am considering signing up this but wondered how well it works or if there are any safety hazards. The company I called will spray the...

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Wax Scale – Control

Q: Down deep on my boxwood stems I have found white-looking things that are very rounded in shape. When I pull them off their underside is blood red. I can squash them between my fingers and they crunch a bit....

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Dance flies

Q: What are the small flies that hover in clouds over the grass? They float in the air in swarms and sometimes latch on to you and follow you everywhere you go. A: It could be either gnats or dance...

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Hammock – Hanging from Tree

Q: I want to hang a hammock between two sweetgum trees with trunks approximately twelve inches thick. If I put a screweye into the trunk, will it cause damage to the trees? A: Will it cause damage to the tree?...

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Holly – Insects Among Blooms in Spring

Q: We live in Forsyth county and have tons of neighbors who farm cows and chickens. There are some very mature holly bushes right in front of our house. In spring they are infested with flying insects – some appear...

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Spittlebug – Identification

Q: I have noticed white, frothy, wet masses around the stems of my penstemon plants. What causes this? A: You have spittlebugs on your plants. The young spittlebugs attach themselves in a joint between leaf and stem and suck out...

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Spiders – Black Widow Brown Recluse

Q: I recently found a black widow spider in my bathroom. Where did it come from? Do they nest in the attic or basement? A: Poisonous spiders populate the nightmares of many people. The combination of eight legs, venomous jaws...

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Treehoppers – Control

Q: I have these strange pests on the bottom of my sunflower leaves. We have searched high and low to find what they are. I would greatly appreciate it if you could identify them and tell me how I may...

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Tomato – Stinkbug Damage

Q: My sister and I have a question about the picture attached. What causes “spotty tomatoes”? A: The spots are caused by stinkbugs. These insects feed by sticking their sharp, hollow “nose” into the skin of a tomato and sucking...

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June Beetle – Grubs in Pool

Q: We have a sixty acre farm, a 4 acre fenced yard and a swimming pool. For the past six weeks, I have been netting HUNDREDS of grubs out of my pool every morning. Sometimes a couple of thousand crawl...

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Spider Mites – Control on Tomatoes

Q: I know it’s a bit unusual, but I’m absolutely sure I have spider mites on my tomatoes. They’re also on some 4 o’clocks right next to the tomatoes and on my angel trumpets. I also have them on my...

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Rabbit – Control

Q: I have rabbits eating my pansies! I love animals but is there anyway to discourage the rabbits without harming them? A: Both rabbits and caterpillars can consume pansies in fall. To distinguish between the two, examine your pansy leaves....

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Privet – Scale Insects

Q: Our hedge was carefully propagated from the hedge that lines the football field at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Now it has white powdery stuff on the stems. What could it be? A: Your Dawg-hedge has a bad case of...

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