Content tagged "plant-insect relations"

Conserving Pollinators: A Primer for Gardeners

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 14, 2015

Bees and other pollinators are important to our environment, providing essential services for backyard fruit and vegetable production, as well as more than...

Trees and Shrubs: Problems

Trees and Shrubs | Selection | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses.What's wrong...

I always thought walking sticks (insects) were beneficial, but in our yard walking sticks are eating all the leaves off our sumac bushes and trees. What should we do?

Updated: March 08, 2012

All the members of the walking stick order (Phasmatodea) are plant feeders, and they can occasionally cause damage to urban landscape plants. Many times...

Why is so much sap falling from my oak trees this year? It is everywhere — cars, decks, windows, etc.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 20, 2012

The most likely cause of the dripping sap is aphids. Aphids favor many deciduous and evergreen trees. Aphids are a piercing, sucking insect that feed off the...

What should I use to control white grubs in my lawn? When do I apply it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2012

This information is specific to Ohio and may nor may not be applicable to your area. Grubs can be very damaging to lawns if the population is high, but there...

How do you control the small green worm that is feeding on my Double Knockout roses?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 25, 2011

The "green worms" may be rose sawflies.   For photographs of the pest and control optiions, see: Rose and Pear Slugs (Sawflies).   Note that some of the...

How can I control vine borer on squash, watermelon, and other vine crops?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 18, 2011

Prevention is the key to squash vine borer management. There are no good control alternatives once borers have entered the vines. Poor timing of sprays or...

How do I get rid of spider mites on my clematis and morning glory vines?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 15, 2011

Tree and Shrub Disease Problems by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 06, 2011

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Tree and Shrub Insect Pests by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2011

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Vegetable Insect Pests by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2011

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find vegetable insect resources that most closely match conditions in your...

Vegetables: Problems

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 03, 2011

Vegetables | Selection | Planning and Preparing | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Insect Problems of Lawns by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 03, 2011

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find resources for managing or controlling common lawn insect pests. Choose...

Lawns: Cool Season Lawn Care and Management

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 17, 2010

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management Links to external web pages are followed by the...

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests: Insects

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 17, 2010

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests | Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Diseases | Insects | Weeds Links to external web pages are followed by the...

What could be eating round holes in the leaves of rose bushes?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 26, 2010

I noticed some very long, thin worms in a puddle on the sidewalk. They are about as thin as a needle and range from 3 to 7 inches in length. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 03, 2009

Lawns: Warm Season Lawn Care and Management

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 07, 2008

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management Links to external web pages are followed by the...

Flowers: Problems

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 01, 2008

Flowers | Selection | General Requirements and Maintenance | Annuals | Perennials | Bulbs | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's...

Why would large, yellow ladybugs be eating the leaves of pole and bush beans. Aren't they supposed to be beneficial rather than destructive to plants?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 22, 2008

What are these galls on my oak tree, and how do I get rid of them?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 09, 2008

Eggs or insect excrement? There's a substance similar to coffee grounds on my lettuce. What is it and what should I do?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 03, 2008

Is there anything we can do to encourage fireflies to come to our yard? Can we plant a firefly garden like we plant butterfly or hummingbird gardens?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 01, 2008

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 26, 2008

Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests | Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Diseases | Insects | Weeds Garden, Lawn, and Landscape Pests content reviewers...

I have several kinds of ants crawling over my sweet corn plants. Will they eat the sweet corn? What can I do to get rid of them?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 04, 2008

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