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appear in summer on the upper surface of lime tree leaves. These growths, or galls, may be yellowish green or red. lime treesn/aMore common garden pests affecting fruit treesApple sawflyCurrant blister aphidsPear leaf blister miteAphids
.undisturbed ground, under stones, logs and pots. Prefers cool, damp habitats.all year roundMore common garden pestsWaspsMolesSnailsAnts
Mole hills - piles of fresh, excavated soil - don't fully convey the extent of one mole's underground tunnel system, which can cover a surprisingly large area. If a young plant isn't developing, it could be due to tunnelling beneath it. Seedlings can also suffer badly when their ...
Of the black, red and yellow ants that are commonly seen in the garden, only the red ones (from the Myrmica species) sting. Other than that, ants are more of a nuisance than a pest. They feed mostly on insects, including other ants, and honeydew
, death.Destroy infested plants. Check new plants carefully to make sure they are not infected.phormiumsall year roundMore common garden pestsMealybugsRed spider miteEuonymus scaleCapsid bugs
wasp traps to catch them before they do any damage. Otherwise, there is little that can be done.Nearby wasp nests can be eliminated by calling in professional pest control companies, or if the infestation is small enough, tackle it yourself with an over
can be eliminated by calling in professional pest control companies, or if the nest is small enough, by using a proprietory product from any hardware store.fruit trees and busheslate-summer to autumnMore common garden pestsSlugsAphidsEarwigsMealybugs
Viburnum beetle was named as the number one pest by the RHS in 2010, stealing the crown from slugs and snails. It's native to the UK, but is becoming more widespread. Most of the leaf damage is caused by the stripey, beige-coloured larvae, though
, pyracantha, sorbus all year roundMore common garden pestsAphidsWhiteflyLeaf miner flyEuonymus scale
The problem looks worse than it is. Miniscule mites secrete chemicals that cause blistering or blotches on the new leaves, which gradually turn blackish-brown. Although the mites breed prolifically, producing several generations over summer, the productivity of the tree isn't usu...