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Insects and Pests

Critters that cause problems for your plants.


These garden and indoor plant pests can seem to come out of nowhere.

Four-lined Plant Bug

There are polka dots on my plants!

Pill Bug

Pill bugs, depending on their population, can be bad or good in the garden.

Ground Pearl, Scale

Pearls or pests?

Fall Armyworm Lawn Damage

Grass leaves eaten away?

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Sometimes the creepiest garden bugs are the most helpful!

Leaf Footed Bug Eggs

Catch the eggs first so you don’t have to battle the adults!

Leafminer Damage

Are those tunnels in those leaves?

Flea Beetle Damage

Where did those tiny holes come from?!

Assassin Bug Nymph

Is this odd looking creature good or bad?

Fall Armyworm Pupa

Soon, an armyworm moth will emerge…

Fall Armyworm Larva

These small caterpillars can decimate your lawn

Yellow Striped Armyworm

These nocturnal chewers can destroy your plants overnight…

Leaf Footed Bug

Often mistaken for assasin bugs, these critters feed on your fruit!

Millipedes: Friend or Foe?

Sometimes insecs that seem destructive are actually beneficial.

White Lined Sphinx Moth Larvae

This giant caterpillar will turn into a sphinx moth.

Tobacco Hornworm

These huge caterpillars can do a lot of damage in the veggie garden!

Wheeled Assassin Bug

These creepy looking critters actually eat bad bugs in your garden!

Fall Webworms

Found in pecan, sweetgum, mulberry willow, hickory oak and many other tree species.

Chinch Bug

Chinch bugs can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.

Leaf Rollers

Notice any brown curling leaves in your Vinca groundcover?

Squash Vine Borer Moth

While rarely spotted, this moth can cause big destruction in the veggie garden!

Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

A monster-sized chewing caterpillar!

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle

Are these critters good or bad? Find out!

Differential Grasshopper, Yellow

Who needs a lawnmower when you have grasshoppers?

Cucumber Beetle

These tiny beetles wreak a lot of havoc!

Bermudagrass Scale

These tiny pests can do a lot of damage in your lawn.

Termites Eating Your Trees

Dying trees can attract these destructive pests

Termite Trails

The telltale sign of a termite invasion!

Euonymus scale

These tiny insects can do a lot of damage.

Spider Mites on Junipers

Spider mite damage can ruin your evergreens

Vein Pocket Galls on Oak Trees

Alien looking growths on your tree’s leaves…

Fall Armyworm Moth

If you spot these moths in your lawn, get ready for trouble!


These hoppers can chew you out of a garden!

Harlequin Bug

The insects sure are colorful…and really destructive too!

Crape Myrtle Scale

Destructive crape myrtle scale (pest) on crape myrtle tree.

Leaf Cutter Ants

Think you’re the only urban farmer? Think again!

Green Aphids

These critters have the perfect disguise!

Cranberry Rootworm Beetle

If you’ve seen chewed patterns like this in the leaves of your shrubs, then you’ve most likely been visited by the Cranberry Roo


There are several species of lace bugs that occur in Texas.


Scale insects feed by sucking sap from your plants plants.

Parasitic Wasp Eggs

Tobacco Horn Worm that has been infested with the eggs of a Braconid Wasp.



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