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Aphids blog post

How to: Manage Aphids in Your Garden

Aphids are tiny insects that can usually be found in groups on the undersides of leaves and stems. A few aphids can’t do much, but they reproduce quickly, are born pregnant, and can take over a plant in no time at all!

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Cucumber Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Cucumber Beetles in Your Garden

Cucumber beetles look similar to ladybugs. They can either be spotted or striped with yellow and black coloring. The adults feed on stems, foliage, and flowers. The larvae weaken the plant by feeding on the roots. They also spread bacterial wilt and squash mosaic virus.

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Ants blog post

Garden Pests: How to Manage Ants in Your Garden

Ants are one of the few critters that can be listed on both the “good” and “bad” list. Generally ants are considered beneficial, but they can truly be a pest as well! Not only can they bite you if you get too close, but they also keep aphids alive and protect them in order to collect their honeydew!

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Squash Bugs blog post

How to: Manage Squash Bugs in Your Garden

Squash bugs are one of our biggests pests in the summer. A minor infestation can get out of hand in a hurry if you don’t stay on top of it. The adults are a dark, triangular insect with a flat back. You can find their tiny copper-colored eggs in clusters on the undersides of leaves. You want to make sure to get them under control as soon as you spot them, or else they can cause mass destruction!

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Cabbage worms blog post

How to: Manage Cabbage Worms in Your Garden

Cabbage worms are the caterpillar of a white butterfly with black wing tips and black spots. You can distinguish them from the cabbage looper by looking for faint yellow stripes on its back. The eggs are cone shaped, whitish-yellow, and laid on the underside of the leaves.

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Q&A – What’s the Big Deal with Cucumber Beetles Anyway? Why Are You Trying to Trap Them?

This is a question I received in response to our blog post about cucumber beetle traps. I realized I hadn’t really explained why I’m so concerned with these and wanted to share the answer in a blog post.  “I find your cucumber beetle cups interesting. I’ve looked a little and did some shopping carts. I haven’t bought anything yet. Do the beetles do enough damage to warrant spending $15-$25 in trap supplies? I haven’t ever

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Category: Pest Management