Protecting Seedlings From Pests – 2022 Guide

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If you are a proud owner of plants, then you already know that your biggest enemies are pests, especially if your plants are still seedlings. That is because seedlings represent the perfect food for pests to munch on since they are still young and soft. So, the best advice I could give you is to … Read more

Codling Moth is Key Pest in Apple Production Regions of North America – 2022 Guide

Occasionally, consumers and producers alike come across the wormy apple. Codling moth (CM, Cydia pomonella) and Oriental fruit moth (OFM, Grapholita molesta) larvae may both be involved as they tunnel into fruit flesh, but only CM will feed on the apple’s core and seed. The larvae also differ anatomically; unlike OFM, CM has no anal … Read more

Critter Control: Pests in Blueberries – 2022 Guide

A healthy plant possibly means fewer insects Like most anywhere in the USA, fruits, and vegetables are grown in the Danville, Virginia, area, and occasionally, growers will inquire about growth problems to local Extension agent Stuart Sutphin. However, when it comes to blueberries, the silence is deafening. “I know people around here raise blueberries,” he said, … Read more

Tips and Tricks to Protect Your Home From Termites – 2022 Guide

Termites, also known as silent destroyers, can cause great structural damages to your home in a short time period. A whole colony of termites can chew through wood, wallpaper, and flooring and be undetected in their endeavors. As these insects can be responsible for billions of dollars in damage, reducing the risk of their attack … Read more

Can Your Gardening Practice Attract Termites? – 2022 Guide

Without a doubt, gardening is a relaxing and popular weekend activity. While gardening it is not unusual for many enthusiasts to encounter a few snags and an array of problem pests. But have you come ever across these strange-looking white ant-like bugs in the garden lately? If you have, make sure you don’t ignore them, … Read more