Articles tagged as garden pests

Image How NOT to Get Rid of Grasshoppers
By starlight1153 on April 2, 2010

No matter where you live, no matter how big your yard, your going to have bugs. Some you can see, but for every one you do there are hundreds, just hiding and laughing at you as go about your business and walk right on by them. The following is one just bug that spends a lot of time laughing at me.

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Image Anasa tristis
By starlight1153 on February 17, 2014

Anasa tristis is a pretty sounding scientific name don't you think? Kind of rolls off the tongue and makes you think of a fantasy place. However, its common name is enough to have gardeners upset and going into panic mode when they hear the common name spoken. So I am going to whisper that the common name is "squash bug.

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Image Have you got "C worms" in your garden?
By starlight1153 on March 2, 2014

Cutworms are another notorious pest of growers and gardeners alike. They also have the common name "C worms " as when they are disturbed they curl up into the shape of the letter C. One day your plants are standing nice and tall and healthy and the next they are laying on the ground with their stems chewed off and in some cases the whole top of the plant chewed off has disappeared.

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