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Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Sometimes the creepiest garden bugs are the most helpful! When you see a cluster of intimidating and brightly colored insects like these among your plants, it’s hard to resist the urge to run for for the insecticide! BUT, please leave them be. They are actually juvenille nymps of the beneficial...

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Leaf Footed Bug Eggs

Catch the eggs first so you don’t have to battle the adults! The best way to halt outbreaks of destructive leaf footed bugs or squash bugs in your vegetable garden is to eliminate the eggs before they hatch! You’ll want to regularly inspect the undersides of the leaves in your garden....

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Leafminer Damage

Are those tunnels in those leaves? Your plants were beautiful…then all of a sudden they look like something is tunneling through the leaves, leaving behind ugly trails of damage. Once you see these “tunnels”, you can be pretty sure you have leafminers. Leafminers are the larval stage...

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Flea Beetle Damage

Where did those tiny holes come from?! Flea beetles can be a real pest, especially in the vegetable garden. Peppers, tomatoes and eggplant are often attacked by flea beetles, especially when plants are young and tender. These small black beetles chew multiple small holes in the leaves of the plant....

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Fall Armyworm Lawn Damage

Does it look like your grass leaves have been eaten away? If the blades of your lawn grass look as if they’ve been eaten away by something, it could be fall armyworms. Armyworm larvae (caterpillars) will crawl along your lawn devouring your its foliage down to a nub. Click HERE to see what an...

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