Questions tagged: pest

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Jim
Answer: Dear Jim, It sounds like your beans are being attacked by spider mite. The product to use is Nature’s Way Mite & Insect Killer, Natrasoap...
Category: Pests
Tags: Beans, pest
Answered: 10:32AM, 18 Dec 2009
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Elli
Answer: Dear Elli, I don’t know of any caterpillar repellent that is available. If you want to keep the caterpillars under control in your garden, y...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:55PM, 08 Mar 2010
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Kathleen
Answer: Dear Kathleen, As your cat eats and lies in this area, the safest method of getting rid of these caterpillars is hand removal. I can appreciate th...
Category: Pests
Answered: 02:23PM, 11 Mar 2010
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Russell
Answer: Dear Russell, The pest attacking your seedlings is likely to be slaters. Usually they don’t do a lot of damage as they are more interested i...
Answered: 10:59AM, 26 Mar 2010
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Peter
Answer: Dear Peter, Cutworms can be a problem with young seedlings as the larvae chew through the plant stems near ground level causing the plant to fall o...
Category: Pests
Tags: pest, cutworms
Answered: 01:24PM, 08 Apr 2010
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Jenny
Answer: Dear Jenny, Baythroid can be applied to a lawn in late summer/early autumn. This product will kill the adult Black African Black Beetle. Baythroi...
Answered: 03:39PM, 13 Apr 2010
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Terry
Answer: Dear Terry, There is a tree called Leptospermum liversidgei ‘Mozzie Blocker’. It is claimed that this cultivar has a higher concentrat...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:03PM, 14 Apr 2010
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Gary
Answer: Dear Gary, Dendrobium beetle is a difficult pest to control. There is no product registered to control this pest. The adult beetle will lay its eg...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:51PM, 16 Apr 2010
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Nicole
Answer: Dear Nicole, From your description, it sounds like your tree has been attacked by Woolly Aphid, A colony will appear as a cottony mass generally c...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 01:18PM, 07 May 2010
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Michele
Answer: Dear Michelle, Curl grubs can cause damage to the root system of plants but perhaps there may be some other reason why your Pittosporum hedge is dy...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:11PM, 14 May 2010
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Hellmut
Answer: Dear Hellmut, Usually insects are not a major problem on grevilleas as the flowers attract lots of birds that feed on the nectar and also feed on p...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:16PM, 31 May 2010
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Valerie
Answer: Dear Valerie, As you can imagine there are numerous beetles with similar colourings to the ones you have mentioned. Are these beetles doing any dam...
Category: Pests
Tags: unknown, pest
Answered: 08:35AM, 17 Jun 2010
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June
Answer: Dear June, It could be a caterpillar that is doing this to the leaves of your flax plant, although one would think that you would see damaged leave...
Category: Pests
Tags: unknown, pest
Answered: 12:18PM, 23 Jun 2010
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yvonne
Answer: Dear Yvonne, I am not sure that the pest you are referring to is actually thrip. Thrips are tiny insects 1-2mm in size. Thrips tend to feed in prot...
Category: Pests
Tags: unknown, pest
Answered: 01:47PM, 01 Jul 2010
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Tim
Answer: Dear Tim, There is a webbing caterpillar that does attack some Callistemons. It would be a good idea to investigate further to see if this caterpi...
Answered: 08:50AM, 09 Jul 2010
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Noel
Answer: Dear Noel, This beetle, as you have already found out, attacks the new flush of growth on the cycad. Yates do not have a registered insecticide to...
Answered: 10:59AM, 14 Jul 2010
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Michelle
Answer: Dear Michelle, There are not too many pests that attack Callistemons. There is a webbing caterpillar that can do some damage but usally you can co...
Answered: 11:29AM, 16 Jul 2010
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Robin
Answer: Dear Robin, The black soot on your Leptospermums is likely to be sooty mould. Sooty mould is a fungi which covers the leaves of the plant in a bla...
Answered: 09:02AM, 18 Aug 2010
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john
Answer: Dear John, The damage is caused by the staghorn fern beetle. They chew small holes into the fleshy fronds, and the brown marks spoil the appearanc...
Answered: 12:24PM, 19 Aug 2010
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De Ming
Answer: Dear De Ming, If the seedling have been eaten off at ground level, then it is likely that the damage has been caused by Cutworms. You can protect y...
Answered: 04:45PM, 10 Sep 2010
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colleen
Answer: Dear Colleen, The only product that Yates has, and is registered for eliminating grasshoppers is Lebaycid Fruit Fly & Insect Killer. Pyrethum i...
Answered: 02:03PM, 29 Sep 2010
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Mark
Answer: Dear Mark, Confifdor is a systemic spray and will kill sap sucking insects such as aphids, thrips, mealybugs,scales. You will need to purchase a sp...
Answered: 09:49AM, 28 Oct 2010
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lyn
Answer: Dear Lyn, It is likely it is the larvae of the potato moth or another type of caterpillar that is eating the leaves of your potatoes. We would sugg...
Answered: 03:44PM, 02 Nov 2010
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Wendy
Answer: Dear Wendy, A major pest on apple trees is a pest called Codling Moth. The eggs of this moth are laid at dusk on or near small fruit when the temp...
Answered: 02:14PM, 10 Dec 2010
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Gloria
Answer: Dear Gloria, Seeing the tree is only 2 M high and you have only found one beetle in the flower bud, hand removal would be the best option at this s...
Answered: 12:08PM, 31 Dec 2010
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Terry
Answer: Dear Terry, Inspect your tree for insects such as the the hibiscus flower beetle. This beetle is often responsible for bud and flower drop. Spray...
Answered: 03:19PM, 14 Jan 2011
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Luke
Answer: Dear Luke, The product to use that will control fruit fly is called Nature’s Way Fruit Control. This product does contain Spinosad (a natura...
Answered: 04:49PM, 14 Jan 2011
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Megan
Answer: Dear MegAN, If it is brown scale that is on your Magnolia Little Gem you really need to treat it as it will eventually affect the health of the tre...
Category: General
Answered: 04:27PM, 16 Feb 2011
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michael
Answer: Dear Michael, I could be the moth that is causing the damage on your Viburnum or it could be another pest that is doing the damage. What will happ...
Category: Pests
Tags: on Viburnum, pest
Answered: 04:44PM, 08 Mar 2011
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marie
Answer: Dear Marie, It is difficult to know what is attacking your Viburnum, but from your description of the leaf, I would say that spider mite is most li...
Category: Diseases
Tags: on Viburnum, pest
Answered: 12:21PM, 25 Mar 2011