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Garden Pests

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Parent Category: Gardening
The term 'garden pest' generally refers to whatever is not wanted in the garden. Specifically, it tends to include destructive bacteria and fungi; invasive plants; and voracious bugs, birds and animals. Questions typically refer to a pest's characteristic presence, potential damage, and timely control.
%DETAILS% Keep Birds Away I had a similar problem in my backyward that has no pool but does have a large concrete and wood deck patio covered by two large trees. The solution was given to me by my housekeeper. She suggested buying plastic snakes and hanging them around the trees and leav…
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By violent means - which have equally "violent ends"* - the gardener or cultivator may get rid of frogs (order Anura) within the garden. The frogs may be rendered hungry by removing their mosquito and slug food sources. Just remove as much moisture as possible. Stop supplemental watering. Break dow…
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Yes, acid will decompose a dead animal in a roof vent pipe. Lye or refined lye caustic soda will dissolve organic materials without hurting the pipes. But the best way to remove the obstruction would be the hook end of a coat hanger, the retriever head of a sewer snake, or the treble hook of a stron…
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Diluted lemon, soap, and vinegar sprays are all home remedies for eliminating fruit flies and gnats. Their effective cleaning, fresh smell, and no fuss/no muss applications encourage their users to keep home exteriors and interiors clear of the unrepaired crevices and unswept crumbs which draw fruit…
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Although frogs in your pool are inconvenient, there is no health risk due to the pool chemicals. You just remove the drowned frogs. You should check your yard for standing water where the eggs can hatch and tadpoles mature. If you do not have this, then the frogs are migrating toward your pool for…
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Not long--they pretty much melt if it rains
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Squirrel feeders are one option for keeping squirrels away from bird feeders and other parts of the property. Specifically, squirrels really love nuts, especially those of the black walnut tree (Juglans nigra). It is possible to set up a feeder or feeding corner with a squirrel mix that is store-bo…
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Homemade insecticidal soap and store-bought deltamethrin or permethrin are ways to rid the home of springtails.
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A non-chemical way of eliminating aphids (and the ants that serve as bodyguards in exchange for aphid-excreted honeydew) involves washing the plant with soapy water.
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Be sure to consult with a pest control firm before attempting to get rid of termites. They can do thousands of dollars of damage if not treated correctly. Bait Stations can be installed on the outside of the home to get rid of termites. No landscape disruption or invasive drilling to your homes fou…
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Encouraging nectaring/pollinating competitors and removing debris are ways to protect plants from love bugs (Plecia nearctica). Love bugs feed upon decaying materials as larvae and nectars as adults.
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Answer I'm not an expert, but I brush off the eggs with a soft brush like a toothbrush. --------------------------------------------------OR-------------------------------------------------- Spray with 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol mixed with 1 1/2 cup water If plant is indoors or small,…
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If you are referring to "Mole Crickets," there are a variety of environmentally safe pesticides to deter Mole Crickets. Crayfish are another type of animal. They resemble small lobsters and usually live in streams and ponds. Sometimes they can be used as bait.
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A moss killer to eliminate subsequent dispersal and growing of spores and a rake are ways to rid the lawn of moss even though they may be temporary remedies that need to be repeated if the soil is compacted, poorly drained and shady and therefore moss-prone. Getting rid of the moss is only the begi…
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Means, motive, and opportunity are what cause a gnat infestation. The insect in question will infest any area which offers entry points (such as breaks and cracks around doors, roofs, walls, and windows), food sources, protection for environmental stress and natural enemies, and shelter for mating a…
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Heat-cleaning and drying bulbs before storage, plant rotation, sanitation, and weeding are cures for stem eelworms. The pathogenic nematodes in question (Ditylenchus dipsaci) move into and remain in soils where bulbs are not subjected to a three-hour heat bath in 44.5C (112F) water and super-dried…
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Because they're clumsy no matter how they get around, June bugs [Cotinis nitida, Cotinis mutabilis, Phyllophaga spp, Polyphylla decemlineata] crash into things. As beetles, they have two sets of wings. It's the bottom set that helps them fly around. The top set is for balance and for protection of b…
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Keeping the lawn litter-free, mowing regularly, removing food and waste, and spraying with diluted vinegar are ways to rid the yard of gnats. Gnats frequent a yard which offers them food, opportunities for mating and raising young, and shelter and will not stay long in a lawn which provides none of …
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Harvesting the roots of Chinese Knotweed will get rid of the plant. You may have to harvest them for more than one year to erradicate it totally.Chinese Knotweed is used as an herbal medicinal in China, and it is named He Shou Wu (processed root) or Sheng He Shou Wu (fresh, unprocessed root)9 to 30 …
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Clover mites are long-legged, oval-shaped, red-brown predators of alyssum, clover, daffodil, dandelion, lawn grass, ornamental flowers, primrose, sage, shepherd's purse, and strawberry. The arachnid species in question (Bryobia praetiosa) is considered an indoor and outdoor pest. Outdoors, clover mi…
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Encouraging black ladybug beetles (Stethorus), pruning damaged foliage, removing broad-leafed weeds and leaf litter, and treating leafy undersides with home-made or store-bought sprays are ways to get rid of spider mites. The arachnids in question (Tetranychidae family) may be controlled with such h…
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Companion planting, crop covers, gloved removal, litter pick-ups, natural enemies, site rotation, and trap cropping are ways to get rid of potato bugs. Potato-feasting bugs often develop quick resistance to insecticides. But they may be controlled by early instar applications of Bacillus thuringiens…
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The broad-faced sac spider is a black-headed, one- or two-inch (2.54- to 5.08-centimeter), white-bodied type of spider. The arachnid in question (Trachelas tranquillus) has a dark brown head that can look or photograph black and a grey abdomen that can look or photograph off-white. The female is big…
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Controlling thatch in lawns, leaving bare soil swatches between buildings and their gardens or lawns, regulating watering schedules, and removing litter outdoors and minimizing clutter, monitoring moisture levels, repairing screens and thresholds, and sealing cracks indoors are ways to get rid of ga…
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put lemons outside of your house.Kill them with a flame thrower
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Garden snails do not drink salt water, but they will drink water. Garden snails will drink any water that crosses their path. Snails can not drink salt water because it dries out and shrivels up their skin.
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Controlling habitat, encouraging natural enemies and predators, and pursuing treatment schedules are ways to kill grubs. An aerated, shaded lawn whose irrigation timetable is set at 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) weekly discourages grubs, whose preference is for buzz-cut, compacted, moist surfaces. Birds…
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The zebra jumper is an example of a black and white spider. The arachnid in question (Salticus scenicus) may be found natively in Europe and naturalized in Asia and North America. The zebra-striped invertebrate will be found jumping around buildings, fences, and walls in search of suburban and urban…
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Altering habitat is a way of getting rid of sand wasps. The insects in question (Sphecius specious) prefer niches within bare-soiled, sandy areas. They therefore will be discouraged by sand boxes that are covered when not in use; and soil that is ground-covered, mulched, and sodded.
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Maybe what's making holes in your lawn the size of a silver dollar are bugs or something like that. Just fill them with fresh dirt and put grass seeds in it. If it doesn't work just call someone who is specialised in those kind of things. They could really help you! Squirrels and birds when digging…
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Yes, bagworms can kill trees if they are not controlled by removal or sprays.
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Hanging shining things such as empty foil pie plates or IrriTape foil strips, making branches stickily unpleasant with non-toxic BirdProof spray, and using netting are among the best ways to rid orchards of birds.
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That they easily dry out is the reason why the sow bug needs a moist atmosphere. Specifically, the sow bug is prone to moisture loss. It loses water whenever it eliminates waste. Water also seeps out through its hard outer skeleton, which is called a cuticle. Therefore, sow bugs generally try to sp…
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The black and yellow garden spider is a black- and yellow-bodied spider whose back is marked with white. The arachnid in question may be found throughout Canada and the United States of America. It numbers among the most recognizable of garden arachnids.
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The agave snout nose weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus) in the larval stage is the worm that infests and eats agave roots. The female beetle pierces the plant's soft, thick leaves, inside of which eggs hatch into larvae which travel downward to devour roots until the agave no longer is attached to t…
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Ammonia diluted to a 1:1 rate in water and poured into entries and exits can eliminate ground wasps. It is important to don protective clothing from head to foot and to follow proper procedure just before midnight in order to ensure that the entire family is inside.
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The East indies and Southern Asia
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Stink bugs are found around the world, mostly in America, and are found in local houses.
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Burning the dried skins of the fruits for use as a repellent incense is the way to make an insecticide with langsat as an ingredient. The term langsat serves as a common name for a mahogany family tree member (Lansium parasiticum) that is grown natively throughout Southeast Asia and harvested for bu…
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A ladybird spider is a spider whose red body has four black dots. Specifically, the spider in question can be found natively in Greece. It carries the scientific names Eresus cinnaberinus and E. sandaliatus. It has white-striped black legs. Its fused head and thorax (prosoma) is black. Its abdomen…
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Natural enemies, oils, proper cultivation, pruning, and sprays are ways to stop grub moths from eating apples on apple trees. Natural enemies such as nematodes and praying mantises eat grub moths while dormant and neem oils and pyrethrin (low toxicity non-organic) and pyrethrum (organic) sprays may …
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Latrotoxin is the poison that is in a black widow spider's bite. Specifically, the arachnid in question (Lactrodectus spp) carries venom which functions as a neurotoxin. Latrotoxin therefore impacts the human system for 3-7 days in milder cases and in 21+ days in more extreme cases. The most extrem…
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A cage that contains favorite woodchuck foods, such as clovers and dandelions, and that will be transported to a safe home range away from problem areas, is a way to capture a groundhog.
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Aphids depend on the sap of plants for food, while some species feed on only a particular type of plants. Most aphids feed on different types of roses, while others feed on bamboo, willow, oak, walnut, maple, sugarcane, lettuce, alfalfa and more. Some types of aphids are also known to feed on grape …
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Consuming body parts and interfering with life-sustaining activities are ways in which insects can threaten farm animals and crops. For example, viruses may be transmitted through an insect's piercing animal or plant tissue and removing internal fluids.
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Controlling habitat, destroying shelters, eliminating food sources, and favoring natural enemies are ways to kill a groundhog. The mammal in question (Marmota monax) cannot survive without burrows from which to forage for berries, grasshoppers, grubs, insects, nuts, snails, or wild grasses and to ve…
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That they are unattractive and unhealthy, flourish where air circulation is poor and moisture levels are high, and respond problematically to treatment is what can be said about fungal diseases of roses. But the ornamental in question (Rosa spp) may be cultivated for more fungus-resistant varieties.
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Food and shelter are reasons why plants attract bugs. As members of the insect order Hemiptera, bugs find places for feeding, hiding, mating, and resting among plant flowers, foliage, and fruits.
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Answer Apparently not, in fact they agreed with the FTC to not make any such claims anymore. You can read the agreement at the FTC site: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/07/global.shtm
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Probably none Kinoprene is an IGR labelled for very few pests only-none of which are these mites to sterilize insects when used in conjunction w/adulticide. Look into biologicals, there are some new ones supposed to be very effective from what i've been reading.
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Destroying dens, encouraging eagle populations, putting up combination electric and net wire fences, protecting food sources, and removing carcasses are ways to get rid of foxes. The mammals in question (Canidae family) do not remain or survive in habitats where food and shelter are absent, scarce, …
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dig it out , make a big hole, then fill it with flamibles and set aflame.
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Are small, soft-bodied insects which are common pests of nearly all indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, as well as vegetables, field crops, and fruit trees.
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Placement of rubber snakes around the trunk and on the branches is a way of ridding trees of birds.
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Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) and pyrethrum are examples of non-chemical, non-synthetic pesticides that organic farmers use to control pests.
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Habitat reconfiguration, manual removal, mechanical barriers, and pesticide treatments are ways to kill locusts. The insects in question exist as the swarming stage of short-horned grasshoppers (Acrididae family). Their presence reflects the availability of longer, well-water grasses and turfs whose…
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The manure should be mixed with soil at a rate of no more than 30%. The manure adds not only nutrients, but also organic matter that promotes microbial growth. There is a bonus if there is also bedding like straw or sawdust mixed in with the poo which will also break down and build up the soil. The …
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Plant sap is what boxelder bugs eat. The insects in question (Boisea trivittata) possess piercing, sipping mouthparts. They therefore seek the photosynthetically created nutrients of the downward-flowing phloem and the soluble minerals of the upward-flowing xylem channels which function inside plant…
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For insects, the best thing you can do is get a house gecko to eat them. Especially roaches and termites, the house gecko is the way to go. It depends. There are a hundreds of different folk-lore type deterrents, some have been used for centuries. Most of these have not been scientifically tested…
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a few types of ladybugs, hoverfly larva, some wasps, and a few birds are a few things that can eat an aphid
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Actually, all bugs are insects. Not all insects are bugs. Bugs are an order of the insect kingdom. A bug is characterized by a straw shaped mouth and two sets of wings, generally a set of hardened fore-wings that cover the membranous under set. These are known as "True Bugs" and the Latin name for t…
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Yes, Salt hurts slugs
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call animal control in your local city and they will take care of this problem for you don't handle it yourself leave it to a professional.
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Beer and grapefruit baits, coffee ground or lava rock or salt sprinkling, copper meshing/stripping, diatomaceous earth applications, ferric phosphate and garlic treatments, and seaweed soil amendments are ways to control slipper slugs on an allotment. The above-mentioned controls can be counted on t…
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Diatomaceous earth applications, feces removal, and litter pick-up are ways to eliminate whipworms in yards. Impervious flooring in outdoor structures for domesticated animals and regular topsoil changes join in making it difficult for whipworms to access hosts and deposit eggs. In the event of inva…
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Groundhogs live in open fields, open woods, valleys and plains. Groundhogs usually live in the open country side, ie. farm fields is best to view. They will invade small town and city residential areas, that border the edge of open country. They can be a real nuisance if you happen to have a vegeta…
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The bees fly of and get honey from the flower.
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with their mouth
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Pesticides are chemicals that are used to protect crops from pests.
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Yes, Riddex electronic pest repeller repulses squirrels (Sciuridae family). But it requires a certain range of effectiveness, beyond which it has no impact and within which other controls -- such as removing food sources and sealing cracks -- need to be implemented.
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There was many health risks with bald eagles getting poisoned by it getting into the water supply. The fish in the water got poisined and the Bald Eagles ate the fish, they did NOT die though.
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The honey bee serves an important function as they pollinate flowers and other plants. Scientists refer to these bees as apis.
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Fungi, insects, mollusks, moths, and viruses are common pests of water chestnuts. The aquatic plants in question (Trapa spp) find their particular nemeses among the beetle, moth, and weevil members of the insect family.
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The presence of unacceptable numbers of a pest population is the meaning of 'infestation'. The numbers may be considered too high because of the sheer numbers. They particularly are considered too high because of the damage, danger, discomfort, threat or unattractiveness that the size of the populat…
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About 85 each time, for a total of around 430 is the number of eggs that a garden snail lays. Specifically, the data are for the brown garden snail (Helix aspersa Miller). Egg-laying generally can take place every six weeks between February and October. That means about five egg-laying times, each…
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A general answer ( since you did not specify what plant ) is insect damage, drought, or soil is too alkaline.
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Motion activated sprinkler, decoy predatory birds, bird spike, possibly removal any attractant
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with a pelet gun
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Horticultural oil against eggs and insecticidal soap against the juvenile and mature stages are ways to get rid of boxelder bugs. The insects in question (Boisea trivittata) can be controlled by both of the above-mentioned organic treatments. The insecticidal soap proves effective regardless of whet…
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Some flowers that star with T are: tansytassel flowerthistleThymetickseedtorch lilytrilliumtrumpet vineTulip tulip tree
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Accept nutrients, anchor the plant, and eliminate wastes are what the roots of the plant does. Specifically, the roots are the entry points by which the plant "drinks" and "feeds." They also function to keep the plant steady in its growing medium. They serve as the exit point for exudates (sugary …
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venus fly trap is the most famous one but there are many others venus fly trap is the most famous one but there are many other plants that eat bugs!!!!! AND the Pitcher Plant! AND COBRA LILLY. BY: CHEERSAV
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Adhering to proper fertilization and irrigation schedules, attending to soil and soil food web health, committing to weekly mowing and raking schedules, and encouraging songbirds are the best ways to eliminate grubs from the lawn. Grubs thereby controlled by structure- and texture-promoting compost,…
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They have 8 legs, about 4-9 eyes and 1 jaw.
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Moles, mice, chipmunks, squirrels can eat the flowers and leaves. As for rabbits, its not advised and the bulbs are highly poisonous. Another answer YES! my boyfriend bought me tulips and when the petals started to wilt and fall on the ground my dwarf lionhead rabbit munched on them instead of her …
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Decomposers are organisms that break down dead organic materials as their source of food. Several kinds of decomposers and bacteria, fungi and insects.
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Injecting strong odors, keeping lawns mowed and litter picked up, obstructing access to food sources, and using repellents are ways to keep rabbits out of the garden. Rabbits dislike alliums such as garlic and onions and like grasses and piles in and behind which to hide. They likewise do not apprec…
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Any residual product that contains pyrethrins. They are extremely sensitive to it.
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Yes, spraying oneself with vinegar keeps bugs away. But it also may distance the individual in question from others who are not so inclined or who are vinegar-sensitive.
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Yes, aphids are harmful. The insects in question (Aphidoidea superfamily) extract internal, vital saps from edible, ornamental, and woody plants while simultaneously disfiguring foliar surfaces, reducing marketability and usability, and vectoring viral diseases.
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no they r notNo, Mammals are not cold blooded, that would be reptiles.
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Worms and soils. By:aaliah 5s
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dolomite will turn any household pest into a crystalizes bloodthirsty killer, i suggest you catch one of those "pests" and expose it to dolomite, then when it has fully crystalized train it to be your personal pest murderer, over time it will grow and improve in the arts of killing. Then when it is …
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Emission of high-frequency sounds whose cycles are digitized to random variations and whose pitches discourage cockroaches, mice, and rats from feeding and nesting in attics and garages is the way in which the Ultrasound pest repeller works. Efficacy nevertheless requires an absence or paucity of fu…
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Sap-drinking, seed-eating true bugs within the hemipteran insect order are what box elder bugs are. The insects in question (Boisea trivittata) may be considered garden and household pests because of congregating in large groups over exterior and interior walls even though they control box elder (Ac…
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ANSWER: There are many different solutions given for this problem. You could use a pesticide but that does more harm than good as you will wind up killing all the beneficial worms and insects in your garden. I have used styrofoam cups with the bottom half cut out to use as a ring around the plant…
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Applying repellents, contacting professional exterminators, picking up litter and waste, removing standing water, repairing entry points, replacing mulch and screens, and rethinking outdoor lighting (by installing orange, red or yellow night-lights and turning off white light-bulbs 45 minutes after …
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Invertebrates and vertebrates are the animals that eat tomato plants. Examples of invertebrates include aphids, blister beetles, cutworms, earwigs, flea beetles, horn-worms, Japanese beetles, leaf-footed bugs, leaf-hoppers, nematodes, potato beetles, slugs, snails, stink bugs, tomato fruit-worms, tw…
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Arthropods with chewing or sponging mouth-parts are the bugs that eat leaves. Those with piercing/sucking or siphoning mouth-parts do not feed literally upon the under- or upper-surfaces of foliage. They instead extract the plant's internal, life-sustaining sap.
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