The Most Common Plant Pests


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  • Aphids - ubiquitous in the garden.

Symptoms: Deformed leaves covered with sticky smear. Most often they can be seen on the tips of the shoots and on the underside of the leaves.

Control: Suitable preparation for aphids, possibly spraying with nettle extract or water from boiled potatoes, a solution of gray soap

  • Greenhouse whitefly (white fly)

Symptoms: small, white insects feeding on the underside of the leaves, getting on the flight when they touch the plant. Most often they attack datura, geraniums, and fuchsias.

Control: Suitable preparation against whitefly. Possibly a yellow tile covered with glue

  • Shields (June)

Symptoms: We first notice a sticky, sticky discharge on the leaves and at the foot of the plant. After careful observation, we see round, brown to black hard shields, under which female insects suck plant sucking with impunity. Shields most often attack large plants with woody trunks such as oleander, hibiscus, laurel, rosewood (abutilon), and palm

Control: Discs can be removed mechanically with a brush or a hard brush and then sprayed with a solution of gray soap. The discs can also be washed with a 90% alcohol swab. The leaves should be washed with soap and water. As a last resort you should buy the right insecticide.

  • Spider mites - are called red spider veins

Symptoms: yellowed leaves. A delicate cobweb is visible in the leaf axils or on their underside. On the upper side of the leaves, yellowish small spots - this is the effect of puncture and sucking of juices by insects. After careful observation, you can see busy red spiders. Spider mites often attack fuchsia, cloves, sundaville, strawberries, and spruces

  • Control: If possible, place the affected plant in a cooler and shaded place. Water abundantly and spray the entire plant frequently. As a last resort, let's buy the right preparation
  • Mealy Bugs
  • Symptoms: small woolly or mealy leaves, sticky spots, so-called honey dew, stunted plant growth. They are often found on plants in greenhouses or flats, sucking plant juices. They attack especially in winter when it is warm and dry
  • Fighting: Similar to shields
  • Symptoms: Small silvery spots are visible on the upper side of the leaves, and brown spots on the lower side, which usually focus along the main nerves of the leaf. The flowers do not open at all or are stunted and distorted because the buds are damaged by pests. Small insects from approx. 1-2 mm long, slender commas, visible droppings in the form of small black lumps. Thrips attack azaleas, begonias, cyclamen, fuchsia, cloves, palm trees, ferns, orchids, pyrethrums and many more. Thrips like very warm and very dry places.
  • Control: If possible, move the plant to a very cool and humid place. The leaves should be washed with soap and water, or buy thrips
  • Opuchlaki

Symptoms: rounded toothed notches visible on the edges of the leaves are the result of beetle feeding. It has a length of 12-15 mm, dark color. Hymenoptera larvae cause great damage. They are about 10 mm long and are similar to a grub. Occur on the roots, resulting in a sudden wilting of the whole plant. Their feeding is very characteristic. The larvae eaters in the main root, a furrow extending from the root neck to the root. Very often the roots are cut and as a result the entire aerial part of the plant falls off. Puffer fish attack among others lilies, cranes, strawberries.

  • Fighting: We collect manually larvae and adult insects

Leaf-mining larvae

  • Symptoms: Bright, irregular corridors where insect larvae feed on visible on the bottom of the leaf. They bite the parenchyma tissue between the upper and lower skin of the leaf blade. The leaves fall prematurely. This is how the miner fly larvae feed.

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