Pests

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Get Rid of Pesky Mealybugs on Houseplants (#1 Easy STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) are a common plant pest that appears as cottony masses on stems and leaves. Soft-bodied and sap-sucking, these insects can be found feeding year-round in warmer climates. Mealybugs get their name from their white, powdery outer layer, which resembles cornmeal. While harmless to humans, mealybugs can cause damage to houseplants by piercing plant […]

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Neem Oil as an Insecticide (EASY, #1 STEP-by-STEP How to Guide!)

Neem oil is often mentioned in plant care articles as a naturally occurring, non-toxic pesticide. For gardeners, it is a relatively effective and inexpensive way to rid yourself of common pests. If you’re battling with an infected plant and are wondering how to manage this, this guide is for you. Here’s everything you need to

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Get Rid of Spider Mites on Plants (#1 Easy, STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Spider mites are the most common mite that attacks woody plants and are especially active in drier climates. These pests suck on plant sap by penetrating cell walls and tissue with sharp mouthparts, causing injury. A speckled appearance, alongside yellowing or greying of leaves, develop as a result. Infestations are exacerbated by aggressive reproduction. Female

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How to Get Rid of Soil Mites (and should you? #1 EYE-Opening things you didn’t know!)

Soil mites are small arthropods that are less than 1/20 inch in size (1 mm) that may be found in your plant’s soil surface or burrowed a few inches below. There are over 20,000 types of soil mites that are of different colors but are usually red, white, or brown. Soil mites are harmless to

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