The carbon dioxide you breathe, your fruity deodorant, or your yellow t-shirt makes you super attractive to adult fungus gnats.
This category covers pests and diseases that your plants and garden can suffer from
Fungus gnats have segmented antennae longer than their heads and thin legs, and their long antennae can distinguish them from shore flies.
Fungus gnats fly to your face because Carbon Dioxide we breath out is smells similar to decomposing plant material that fungus gnats lay their eggs in
Hydrogen peroxide, a common household disinfectant, is one of the most harmless and effective ways of controlling gnat larvae. The oxidative action of hydrogen peroxide destroys larvae
Managing fungus gnat populations in a greenhouse using light and colored sticky cards, light intensity and color spectrums can impact growth.
Fungus gnats may end up in the house, attracted by light, or plants brought indoors already containing fungus gnat eggs, larvae, or pupae.
Mealybugs draw plant juices with their piercing-sucking mouthparts, resulting in plant stunting, leaf yellowing, and deformation. Further damage results from black sooty mold, which grows in the mealybugs’ secreted honeydew – impeding the plant’s photosynthesis abilities.
The Japanese beetle has become a significant plant pest hazard to American agriculture and turf. Adults skeletonize the leaves and consume the fruit of several types of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and vegetable crops, while larvae feed mainly on turf roots.
Blister beetles produce a chemical (cantharidin) that blisters animals and human tissue. The female beetle applies the chemical received from her mating partner to her eggs to protect them from predators. Their most distinctive feature is the narrow thorax and wider head.
The lily leaf beetle (LLB) (Lilioceris lilii), also known as the scarlet lily beetle, is an invasive insect of Eurasian origin. The adults are between a quarter to three-eighths of an inch long, bright scarlet-red, with black legs, head, and antennae. Larvae are yellow, orange, or brown.