Questions tagged: pests

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Spud
Answer: Dear Spud, Carbaryl is a broad spectrum insecticide used to control most chewing insects. It is a contact and stomach poison that paralyses the ne...
Answered: 03:06PM, 27 May 2010
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Lucinda
Answer: Hi there, the annoying little bug that you have described sounds like a Fungus gnat. They are normally present in soil and organic material. Unfort...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests
Answered: 07:00AM, 28 May 2010
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Terry
Answer: Dear Terry, Curl grubs are the larvae form of scarab beetles, mainly the African Black Beetle. The peak egg laying period for African Black Beetle ...
Answered: 11:16AM, 28 May 2010
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Fiona
Answer: Dear Fiona, Yates products which I can recommend for controlling ants are: Blitzem Insect Killer – in liquid form. Treat ant entrance points ...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests, green ants
Answered: 02:00PM, 03 Jun 2010
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Sue
Answer: Dear Sue, It is likely the pest that is attacking your lettuce is a cineraria leafminer. The adult of this pest is a very small black fly (about 2...
Answered: 01:25PM, 07 Jun 2010
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Daryl
Answer: Dear Darryl, Nature’s Way Insect & Mite Killer Natrasoap, will control whitefly on vegetables and potted plants. It is a low toxic organ...
Answered: 02:28PM, 17 Jun 2010
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Rose
Answer: Hi Rose, Unfortunatley the best thing to do in this instance is to hang your fly traps out. Probably place them away from the house up the backyard...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests
Answered: 10:18AM, 25 Jun 2010
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Martin
Answer: Dear Martin, You can use Yates Nature’s Way Vegie & Herb Spray. At this time of year when the leaves have fallen and you can clearly see the st...
Category: Pests
Answered: 10:44AM, 02 Jul 2010
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Judy
Answer: Dear Judy, It sounds like what you are seeing are the eggs which have been laid by the cabbage white butterfly/moth. The eggs are laid underneath ...
Answered: 12:54PM, 06 Jul 2010
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Catriona
Answer: Dear Catriona, Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer, Dipel is only registered to control caterpillar. Fungus gnats are more interested in organic ...
Answered: 01:36PM, 07 Jul 2010
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Maggie
Answer: Dear Maggie, Mealybug can be a difficult pest to eradicate particularly in strappy leaf plants as they tend to hide right down in the base of the p...
Answered: 03:26PM, 12 Jul 2010
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trish
Answer: Dear Trish, Mealybugs will overwinter as nymphs under the rough bark so you can certainly spray now with Yates Nature’s Way Vegie & Herb Spray ...
Answered: 11:00AM, 13 Jul 2010
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Jeff
Answer: Dear Jeff, You can use Scale Gun to control the aphids on your Pittosporums. I would be careful though if you experience frosts in your area when ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:28PM, 14 Jul 2010
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Jacilin
Answer: Dear Jacilin, From your description, it sounds like you have white scale on the trunk and branches of your peach tree. Winter (when the tree is in...
Answered: 12:30PM, 21 Jul 2010
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Lee
Answer: Dear Lee, If the leaves have been chewed it is likely that a caterpillar is doing the damage. You can apply a product called Success Naturalyte In...
Answered: 01:36PM, 23 Jul 2010
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halli
Answer: Dear Halli, Without seeing the plant it is difficult to say what is attacking your grass tree. There are a couple of pests that come to mind and t...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:10AM, 26 Jul 2010
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Tim
Answer: Dear Tim, If the leaves have been chewed it is likely that the damage is being done by a caterpillar. There are a couple of products you can use, ...
Answered: 08:45AM, 28 Jul 2010
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john
Answer: dear John, The Yates product that is registered to control grasshoppers is called Lebaycid Fruit Fly & Insect Killer. Check for a withholding ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:09PM, 30 Jul 2010
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Bob
Answer: Dear Bob, Unfortunately there is no registered product to control this beetle. Early detection is the answer before they have a chance to do any da...
Category: Pests
Answered: 11:11AM, 02 Aug 2010
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Judy
Answer: Dear Judy, You will need to monitor for fruit fly once your peach tree sets fruit. There are fruit fly traps that you can hang in the tree that wi...
Answered: 01:37PM, 03 Aug 2010
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Ann
Answer: Dear Ann, You can certainly remove the eggs by hand before they have a chance to develop. There is a caterpillar that does prey on callistemons an...
Answered: 03:26PM, 03 Aug 2010
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cheryl
Answer: Dear Cheryl, I think you are referring brown citrus rust mite. This tiny mite infests young green fruit from early spring. There are many generat...
Answered: 03:22PM, 09 Aug 2010
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penelope
Answer: Dear Penelope, From what you have described (gum and the presence of sawdust) it does appear that your peach tree could be under attack from borers...
Answered: 10:12AM, 10 Aug 2010
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Cecilia
Answer: Dear Cecilia, I wish I had an easy answer for you, but I don’t. All I can suggest is that you keep using those preparations that you have pu...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:37PM, 10 Aug 2010
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judy
Answer: Dear Judy, If the foliage has been eaten it does sound like caterpillar damage. To protect your young seedlings, you can spray with Nature’s...
Answered: 11:21AM, 11 Aug 2010
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Graham
Answer: Dear Graham, It does sound like your conifers are really suffering and are not in good shape. If the trees get to a point where branches are dropp...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:27PM, 11 Aug 2010
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Kathryn
Answer: Dear Kathy, Leaves going brown/black around the edges, could indicate that the soil is too wet. It might be wise to check your watering and reduce...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests, slaters
Answered: 09:36AM, 12 Aug 2010
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Frances
Answer: Dear Frances, The only other suggestion could be damage caused by birds. There is a product called D-Ter which might help to discourage whatever i...
Answered: 10:28AM, 17 Aug 2010
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Marcia
Answer: Dear Marcia, It is likely that your camellias have been attacked by the camellia rust mite or camellia tea mite. You would have noticed a discolou...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 02:51PM, 18 Aug 2010
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Bianca
Answer: Dear Bianca, You will find that the reason why you have fungal gnats is because the potting mix or soil in which your seedlings are growing is too ...
Answered: 03:49PM, 15 Sep 2010