garden pests

  • deer and hydrangeas
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    Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

    The arrival of late spring and early summer means just one thing here in New England: hydrangea season. The East Coast is known for the iconic displays those hydrangeas put…

  • jumping worm
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    How to Identify and Remove Invasive Jumping Worms

    This garden pest is certainly making a name for itself—even several. Depending on where you are and who you are talking to, you may hear it called “the crazy snake…

  • squirrel
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    Protecting Your Garden from Hungry Critters

    Whether you dwell in the city, suburbs, or countryside, critters are likely to adore the fruits of your garden labor. While small animals such as gophers, rats, mice, squirrels, and…

  • neem in the garden
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    What to Know About Using Neem in the Garden

    Neem is often brought up in any discussion of garden pests and diseases, but is it all good? Learn more about using neem in the garden here.

  • garden pests in the us
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    12 Common Garden Pests in the United States and How to Control Them

    Most insects raise no concern when spotted in the garden. In fact, many are welcome guests that we invite with an array of plants they love to visit. But we…

  • rose slug on a leaf
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    Pest Control for Northern California: Rose Slugs

    Although they resemble miniature slugs, rose slugs are not true slugs at all. They’re the larval stage of the European sawfly (Endelomyia aethiops), a small, rather innocent-looking flying insect. European…

  • whiteflies on a broccoli plant
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    Pest Control for Southern California: Whiteflies

    Whiteflies are familiar across the country as greenhouse and indoor-plant pests. But in our warm climate, two species of these unwelcome little sap-sucking insects are very prevalent. Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia…

  • apples rotten from apple maggot
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    Pest Control for the Northwest: Apple Maggot

    As summer starts to heat up and everything edible starts to ripen, gardeners start worrying about apple maggots (Rhagoletis pomonella) in their apple trees. Long established in eastern North America,…

  • grove of pine trees affected by pine wilt disease
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    Pest Control for the Southern Plains: Pine Wilt Disease

    There are several pests that attack pine trees (Pinus spp. and cvs., Zones 2–9) in the Southern Plains—from pine needle scale to needle blight to yellow-bellied sapsuckers—but none are as…

  • tree dying due to emerald ash borer
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    Pest Control for the Midwest: Emerald Ash Borer

    Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has gained a certain notoriety over the last 20 years. This pest has been responsible for the death of over 100 million ash trees (Fraxinus…