Insect Problems

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Insects are listed on the left with descriptive indications of the pest on the plants. Additional information and methods of control are described on later pages. Click on the insect name for which you want more information.


Indications: Aphids visible on foliage; Curled Leaves; Wet sticky glistening film on foliage.


Spider Mites

Indications: Individual mites are barely visible on a contrasting surface--1/50th of an inch in size; Fine stippling on upper surface of leaves leading to overall bronzing of the leaves; Fine webbing on foliage; Plant loses vigor.



Indications: Individual thrips are typically barely visible on the blossoms. They can fly and run rapidly--very difficult to catch.


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