One of many beetles in the blister beetle family. The beetles are part of the Meloidae family, they are called blister beetles for a good reason.
Spittlebug or Froghoppers in the Garden
If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask? What is that proof?
Black Swallowtail Butterfly Print
Black Swallowtail butterfly is common in Wisconsin.
Banded Woollybear Caterpillar Print
The banded woollybear caterpillar – moth can be found nearly everywhere in Wisconsin. It feeds on low growing plants but is not a pest to garden and farm crops.
Slugs create plenty of damage to fruits, vegetables, plant leaves and seedlings. What does the damage look like? How can you get rid of these pests in your gardens?
Eggshells Agitate Ants
Here is a fun fact for you and a reason to save your eggshells. For some reason, eggshells agitate ants enough to relocate them. The process is simple, really and cheap. For the most part, it works wonderfully to push ant hills out of an area or discourage them from going into an area.
Safe Solution for Aphids
Every plant can have an aphid issue at some point. Aphids feed on all plants and leaves by piercing stems and leaves and sucking the fluid out of them. Let’s find out what an aphid is and safe solutions for aphid removal.
Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel
The thirteen-lined ground squirrel, also known as the striped gopher, leopard ground squirrel, squinney, and as the leopard-spermophile in Audubon’s day, is a ground squirrel. It is widely distributed over grasslands and prairies of North America.
What is Eating My Cabbage Plants
Yesterday, I received a question in my Facebook inbox that included pictures. It is an excellent question too. What is eating my cabbage plants?
Cucumber Beetles How to Get Rid of Them
This article focuses on cucumber beetles how to get rid of them in your garden. Pictures of two types and how to prevent them from coming back.
Common Lawn Pests
Common Lawn Pests – Disease and grass insect pests can be prevented or cured by following a few basic steps. Be sure to set your low mower height to 1-1/2 inches, have a sharp blade, have the proper fertilizing, drainage and water. Even following each and everything above still can bring on unwanted insect attacks. So what pest is your culprit?
Slug Prevention of Hostas
Hostas are extremely easy to grow and add visual appeal to flower beds. They are hardy plants that look wonderful in any season. There is one garden pest that feels the same appeal toward hostas as we do. The slug. Here are some ideas for slug prevention of hostas.
Cabbage White Caterpillar and Butterfly
The cabbage white caterpillar and butterfly can wreak havoc on your cabbage and mustard family crops. The butterfly lays the eggs on your plants. The caterpillars eat your leaves and can bore inside.
Preventing Tick Bites and Embeddings
After long winters, the first thing I want to do is get out and enjoy the weather and fresh air. Heading through the long grass normally knocks off some unpleasant creepy-crawlies onto my pants. Ticks!