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Watch Out For Pests In The Garden As The Temperature Rises

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Looks like insect feeding on this Hosta right? Wrong. This is slug damage. Slugs are able to eat leaves from anywhere on the leaf. Only a few beetles can do damage like this, and beetle damage is often seen first on the leaf margin.
ANDREW MESSINGER

Looks like insect feeding on this Hosta right? Wrong. This is slug damage. Slugs are able to eat leaves from anywhere on the leaf. Only a few beetles can do damage like this, and beetle damage is often seen first on the leaf margin. ANDREW MESSINGER

Nature at work. A wild lady beetle has homed in on the tip of an apple tree branch where it’s feeding on aphids. Lady beetles bought in the store rarely hang around long enough to be helpful. ANDREW MESSINGER

Nature at work. A wild lady beetle has homed in on the tip of an apple tree branch where it’s feeding on aphids. Lady beetles bought in the store rarely hang around long enough to be helpful. ANDREW MESSINGER

Spittle bugs are showing up now and a wide range of garden plants. The bug itself does little to no damage to the plants, but if you spray the spittle with water a small worm will be revealed that the birds will devour.
ANDREW MESSINGER

Spittle bugs are showing up now and a wide range of garden plants. The bug itself does little to no damage to the plants, but if you spray the spittle with water a small worm will be revealed that the birds will devour. ANDREW MESSINGER

While leaf miners are often found on the leaves of columbines this is a Phlox leaf miner trail. Leaf miners (except on birch trees) are usually a nuisance and not treated though neem oil will deter them. ANDREW MESSINGER

While leaf miners are often found on the leaves of columbines this is a Phlox leaf miner trail. Leaf miners (except on birch trees) are usually a nuisance and not treated though neem oil will deter them. ANDREW MESSINGER

Japanese beetles will feed on a wide range of plants. However, they are one of the few beetles that will feed on flowers as well as on foliage. They are particularly fond of hibiscus (rose of Sharon shown here) and roses. Note the beetle feeding on the flower and the already damage foliage.

Japanese beetles will feed on a wide range of plants. However, they are one of the few beetles that will feed on flowers as well as on foliage. They are particularly fond of hibiscus (rose of Sharon shown here) and roses. Note the beetle feeding on the flower and the already damage foliage.

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  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Jun 23, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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