Controlling mealybugs on succulents

Controlling mealybugs on succulents

Imagine my surprise when I came across a major mealybug infestation on my succulents. Mealybugs on succulents are not rare, however I was surprised to see just how many I (or rather my aeoniums) had to deal with!  I was cleaning up some plants and as I turned this...
Assassin Bugs

Assassin Bugs

I have to admit, assassin bugs are one of those insects I’ve known about, but haven’t seen myself. I don’t think I would have even known what they looked like if it wasn’t for “David Rogers’ Big Bugs” coming to Leu Gardens....
Mealybugs on hibiscus. Really gross.

Mealybugs on hibiscus. Really gross.

My hibiscus is covered in mealybugs. Gross. While writing an email at my desk last night I pulled open the window shade to look out and watch the rain fall. I clearly don’t do this very often because to my dismay my little hibiscus just outside the window was...
Lubber Grasshopper Control

Lubber Grasshopper Control

It just never seems to fail. After answering a friends email about finding lubber grasshoppers in her yard I am shocked to then find them in mine!  See this lovely clivia flower? Look closely at the black insects all over the flowers and you will see why it caught my...
Leafminer on Petunias

Leafminer on Petunias

As I came walking in the front door yesterday I noticed the tell-tale white trails of leafminer on the leaves of a petunia plant. Lethal? No. Unsightly? Yes. There are lots of different types of leafminers, and each feeds on a different type of plant. Citrus...
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