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Bagworm

Bagworm Control

Bagworms are easily recognized by the bags they sew together from the needles or leaves of their host plant. When present in large numbers, they can defoliate and kill juniper, spruce, and arborvitae trees. They hatch in late May and…

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grasshopper

Grasshopper Control

Grasshoppers are a major pest on a variety of plants. They will eat the new grass growth and love sweet potato vines, dracaena, and almost every other garden plant. There are many different species of grasshoppers. They lay their eggs…

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Budworms

Budworms

Are your petunias, geraniums, or million bells mysteriously ceasing to bloom? If so, let's take a closer look at the buds. Budworms might be the sneaky culprits responsible for this problem. Budworms are tiny caterpillars that can be either green,…

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Grubs

Grub Control

Grubworms are the larval form of various beetles, the Masked Chaffer being the most damaging in Kansas. When the grubs are at their largest in late summer, they can do considerable damage to lawns by eating the roots of the…

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Spider mites

Spider Mites

Spider mites are very small, so they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but they can cause a lot of damage. The first sign of their presence is pale, dirty-looking patches of foliage. The simplest way to confirm their…

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Mealybugs

Mealybugs

This insect is a major pest on greenhouse plants and houseplants but will occasionally affect plants in the landscape. These insects are white and often fuzzy or dusty-looking. They are usually found on the undersides of leaves or in the…

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Butterfly

Attracting Pollinators

With pollinators increasingly threatened by habitat loss, there's a burgeoning movement to create gardens specifically designed to attract and support these vital creatures. Many landscape plants not only serve ornamental purposes but also draw butterflies and bees, transforming your garden…

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Whiteflies

Whiteflies, though tiny, are notorious garden pests with a penchant for attacking a wide variety of plants, including houseplants, tropicals, and vegetables. Hibiscus plants, in particular, are frequent victims of these pesky insects. Whiteflies feed on the undersides of leaves,…

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Borers

Borers encompass various insects whose larvae feed inside the bark of trees and large shrubs. Predominantly beetles, they can also include clear-winged moths like the lilac-ash borer. Some of the most destructive borers include the Emerald Ash Borer, devastating native…

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Green June Beetles and Japanese Beetles

Green June beetles and Japanese Beetles are similar in appearance and are often confused with one another, but Japanese beetles are much more destructive. Green June Beetles are large (about 1 inch long,) velvety green on top, and shiny green…

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