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One of a number of species belonging to the order Collembola. These insect-like creatures feed on living or decaying vegetation, and can be a nuisance in greenhouses. They can be controlled using insecticide.
A group of microscopic organisms that reproduce inside plant cells, thereby destroying them and causing disease. Viruses that attack plants are often transmitted by sap-sucking insects.
Froth, resembling spit, produced by the larvae of froghopper insects, to provide them with thermal and moisture control, and to hide them from predators. The larvae suck sap from the plant, but generally do little harm.
Before using thiacloprid, imidacloprid, acetamocloprid or any other neonicotinoid pesticide, I recommed visiting the Buglife website, to read their report summarising independent research on neonicotinoids. They kill bees & other non-target insects
The (core) of the stem of my Yukka is completely infested with insects. Any ideas - ? Granny i take it the plant is outside ? it sounds llike the yukka has a nest of a particular insect, can you describe what they look like ? at a guess
My orchid has 3 stems and many flowers, although it looks in good shape, it has very sticky leaves. Does anyone know the reason for this ??? It sounds like you have an insect infestation of some sort. Have a good look at the underside of the leaves
advice please? Have you checked the underside of the leaves for scale insects? If they are responsible then the only insecticide that will get rid of them is not recommended for edible crops, so i wonder if your garden centre has recommended the wrong
Make a bug box for insects and give nature a helping hand within your garden. Using easy-to-find scraps of timber, old bamboo canes and old branches, it will cost you very little and provide the perfect habitat for beneficial insects such as spiders
Aphid-like insects of the family Adelgidae that are found exclusively on conifers. They feed on the sap of the host tree and cause cone-like growths, which can stunt or kill twigs and, in severe infestations, disfigure ornamental trees.