Questions tagged: pests

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wyn
Answer: Dear Wyn, It sounds like an insect called Chrysanthemum Gall Midge. The tiny larvae burrow in the leaf tissues and after about a week, minute ligh...
Answered: 04:16PM, 17 Sep 2010
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Jim
Answer: Hi there, As a label is a legal document if it is required to have a withholding period then it would have one on the packet. Dipel is a natural pr...
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Answered: 11:56AM, 01 Oct 2010
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neal
Answer: Dear Neil, The best product to use from the Yates range to control mealy bugs is Nature’s Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:57PM, 07 Oct 2010
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tony
Answer: Dear Tony, Depending upon what you are spraying, the dilution rate for PestOil will be different for different pests. Citrus Citrus Leafminer ...
Answered: 12:18PM, 08 Oct 2010
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Pam
Answer: Dear Pam, The most important thing to do now that you have discovered that the plant has been attacked by borers, is to keep it healthy. Because th...
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Answered: 02:48PM, 20 Oct 2010
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Ian
Answer: Dear Ian, It is likely that your grape vines are being attacked by the larvae of the grapevine moth. The product you can use to control this cater...
Answered: 03:26PM, 11 Nov 2010
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Scott
Answer: Dear Scott, It does sound like you have mealybugs on your hedge. Three years is a long time to be battling with these bugs with little results. Yo...
Category: Pests
Answered: 04:03PM, 17 Nov 2010
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Ronald
Answer: Dear Ronald, Natrasoap is an excellent product to control red spider mite on fruit trees. The soap will coat the insect causing it to suffocate an...
Answered: 04:47PM, 17 Nov 2010
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tim
Answer: Dear Tim, Baythroid is not registered for use on sweet corn. The product to use is called Success Naturalyte Insect Control. This product can be ...
Answered: 09:34AM, 26 Nov 2010
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Paul
Answer: Dear Janice, It is possible that the possums are eating your lemons. The grasshopper is more likely to shred the leaves on your lemon tree. You c...
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Answered: 03:40PM, 02 Dec 2010
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Helen
Answer: Dear Helen, Slugs can be a real nuisance in the vegie garden and are particularly attracted to freshly planted seedlings. Vegetable dust will not ...
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Answered: 04:13PM, 02 Dec 2010
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Michelle
Answer: Dear Michell, It is likely that your fruit has been attacked by fruit fly. Yates have two products that you can use to protect your fruit against ...
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Answered: 03:45PM, 20 Dec 2010
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Donna
Answer: Dear Donna, Leaf Curl Copper Spray contains copper oxychloride which will control various types of fungus. It is more likely that the reason for t...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 03:44PM, 22 Dec 2010
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Lindsay
Answer: Dear Lindsay, There is not a product registered to control this pest. You may find you will have to protect your crop by netting in an effort to s...
Answered: 04:19PM, 22 Dec 2010
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mal
Answer: Dear Mal, If the borers are no longer present and you have pruned back the dead branches, it is not necessary to apply a paint to seal the cuts on ...
Answered: 10:18AM, 31 Dec 2010
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Megan
Answer: Dear Megan, Curl grubs are the larvae form of scarab beetles, mainly the African Black Beetle. The peak egg laying period for African Black Beetle ...
Answered: 03:29PM, 31 Dec 2010
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Barbara
Answer: Dear Barbara, Sorry to hear that your hibiscus is being attacked by either of these pests. The beetles are active during flowering periods and can ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:01PM, 14 Jan 2011
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yvonne
Answer: Dear Yvonne, It is difficult to know the culprit when it comes to who is eating your petunias. Caterpillars love to devour annuals and they can ce...
Answered: 03:59PM, 18 Jan 2011
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henry
Answer: Dear Henry, Bare patches in a lawn area is normally associated with curl grubs which chew the roots of the grass leaving bare patches. Curl grubs ...
Answered: 02:45PM, 09 Mar 2011
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Sonal
Answer: Dear Sonal, The growths on the stems of your lemon tree is caused by the Citrus gall wasp. In about September a small black wasp will lay its eggs...
Answered: 12:08PM, 17 Mar 2011
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Jeanette
Answer: Dear Jeanette, If the foliage on your lillypilly is eaten, it is likely to be a caterpillar. There are two products that we can recommend to contr...
Answered: 12:07PM, 18 Mar 2011
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bruce
Answer: Dear Bruce, Cabbage moth caterpillars and cabbage white butterfly caterpillars as well as other caterpillars can be a real problem in the vegetable...
Answered: 12:07PM, 13 May 2011
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Kyla
Answer: Hi Kyla, I am sorry to hear that the vegetables in your garden are being devoured by some unknown pest. If the foliage is chewed than it is likely ...
Answered: 12:50PM, 26 May 2011
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carol
Answer: Hi Carol, Citrus gall wasp is a small black wasp which lays its eggs in young soft twigs on the tree. As the larvae of the wasp develop, the plant...
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Answered: 02:46PM, 26 May 2011
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Bill
Answer: Hi Bill, Baythroid Lawn Grub and Garden Insecticide is registered to control sawfly larvae. The active ingredient of Cyfluthrin is a fast acting c...
Answered: 12:01PM, 27 May 2011
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mohammed
Answer: Hi Mohammed, You can protect your seeds/seedlings by placing a plastic cup or pot over them until they germinate and are mature enough to survive. ...
Answered: 02:35PM, 27 May 2011
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Dianne
Answer: Hi Dianne, It sounds like the larvae of the Cycad Blue Butterfly that is doing the damage. I have attached a link for you to read. http://www.bris...
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Answered: 01:59PM, 30 May 2011
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Jean
Answer: Your lilly pilly has been attacked by the dreaded “pimple psyllid”. This little insect sucks sap from the new leaves and this feeding c...
Answered: 12:48PM, 16 Aug 2011
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Gary
Answer: Hi Gary, The best products to use in this case is either Dipel (natures way caterpillar killer) or Success. If you have any doubts always look at t...
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Answered: 08:00AM, 06 Jan 2012
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steph
Answer: Hi There, these pests are black aphids which can be a common site on vegetables. We have a product called Natrasoap (natures way insect and mite ki...
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 09:50AM, 20 Feb 2012