What Is A Pyrethrum Spray And How To Use It On Plants?

Ever heard of a pyrethrum spray? A natural pyrethrum bug spray comes from the dried blossoms of white daisies, Tanacetum cinerariifolium. The insecticidal activity of this potent organic compound targets an insect’s nervous system, paralyzing (on contact), thus

Identifying And Controlling Septoria Leaf Spot

septoria leaf spot

Classified as a serious fungal disease, Septoria leaf spot is one of the most common destructive diseases which normally attack tomato plants.  If you notice your tomato plants’ lower leaves

How to Get Rid of Crane Flies

crane flies

If you happen to see mosquito-like flies in your garden, you don’t need to worry.  They are crane flies, which don’t pose any serious threat to your health.  Often called

How To Get Rid Of Snails And Snail Eggs

snail eggs up close

If there is one thing you don’t want to see in your garden or freshwater tanks or aquarium, it is the presence of pomacea canaliculata.  Commonly known as snails or apple

Asparagus Beetle Control Tips

Asparagus Beetle having lunch - Learn Control Tips

Asparagus beetle has a colorful and, frankly, visually appealing appearance.  They look like ladybugs and are often confused with the same.  However, these orange and black beetles are a bad

Iris Borer: Treatment & Control

Iris flowers

The iris borer (Macronoctua onusta) is a species of moth belonging to the Noctuidae family.  It’s found throughout North America and is a common threat to iris plants. Macronoctua onusta

How To Use Predatory Mites

Predatory Mite Colony

Your garden is full of mites!  While you may think this is a good reason to whip out the pesticide and go to work, think again.  When it comes to

Root Rot: How To Care For Plants With Rotting Roots

If you grow plants, ornamental trees, shrubs, vegetables and houseplants, you’ll likely encounter: Powdery Mildew Blossom-end rot Leaf infection Wilting and somewhere down the line root rot. So, what causes

How To Control Leaf Miners

trails of leaf miner damage

When leaf miners attack your plants, they cause a dramatically dreadful appearance. Even worse, they can cause very serious damage. This is why it’s very important to take steps immediately

What Is Copper Fungicide and How Do You Use It?

label of copper fungicide

In warm, wet weather, fungal disease tends to plague garden plants.  Rather than using dangerous chemical fungicides, many gardeners choose to use copper fungicides.  It may surprise you to know

How To Control Figeater Beetle Infestations

Fig Eater Beetle Feeding

The figeater beetle (Cotinis mutabilis) with common names ‘green fruit beetles’ or ‘fig beetles’ are a Southwestern United States species.  They have distinctive color patterns, are big in size, and are famous for their loud buzzing sound. 

How To Apply Neem Oil To Soil As A Drench

man using neem oil as a soil drench

Neem oil is an extremely useful “natural insecticide” coming from the nuts of the Neem tree.  The oil contains a naturally pesticidal compound called Azadirachtin, which is extremely useful for

Cyclamen Mites – Cyclamen Plant’s Worst Pest

Cyclamen Mites - broad mites attack a variety of plants

Cyclamen Mites, belonging to the Tarsonemidae family and known by their scientific name Phytonemus pallidus (Banks), are one of the most harmful pests causing damage to foliage, buds, and blooms of various