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What Is Eating My Strawberries? Culprits Busted!

I think strawberries are my favorite plants. I love watching mine grow and harvesting the berries once they are ready in summer. Biting into that first juicy strawberry and tasting the sweetness is what I most look forward to. Imagine my surprise when I went to check on my strawberry crops one summer, expecting to …

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Aphids on Tomato Plants: Identification, Control, Prevention

Aphids are undoubtedly, the most widespread tomato pests. These tiny sap-sucking insects can be hard to spot and often go unnoticed, especially green Aphids, which can camouflage themselves on the foliage and remain inconspicuous in clear sight.  Encountering Aphids feeding on your tomato plants is not a rare occurrence, and you should not be worried …

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Black Aphids ― Identification, Control and Prevention

Have you noticed the fresh spring growth not being able to grow as vigorously as usual on one of your plants? Do you notice mottled, yellow, or curled new leaves? Are your Roses mysteriously not blooming?  Chances are, your plants are under attack. A Black Aphid attack! Black Aphids are a commonplace plant pest, and …

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Aphids on Hibiscus — Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

Early spring is a welcome change. Gardens burst into life. Hardy hibiscus comes out of dormancy, puts on new growth, and gardeners get excited for the season ahead.  Spring is also the season that aphids catch onto all those nutrient-rich plants.  Some can see some overwintered eggs hatch from the soil, get their nasty antennae …

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How to Get Rid of Aphids on Crepe Myrtles — In-depth Guide

Crepe myrtle trees are prolific bloomers putting out vibrant and fragrant blooms in late spring, summer, and fall.  For that to happen, it needs at least six hours of full sun. Even in a bright location where it gets its light needs met, the honeydew of aphids blocks it.   Given the size that the canopy …

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