What is your pest?

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Mealybugs are sap sucking insects that feed on a wide range of plants. They can increase very rapidly in numbers if unchecked. Typically mealybugs respond well to biological control.

Cryptolaemus as predators of Phenacoccus mealybugs
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23 Responses to What is your pest?

  1. Phil Buck says:

    green citrus bug
    any suggestions

  2. Jim Jeffrey says:

    Have you got anything to kill our cane toads?

  3. Robert Sorenson says:

    My grapefruit trees (beginning also on oranges)have a white substance
    that collects usually between touching fruit,
    as well as other spots on the fruit and leaves. The trees are then invaded by ants
    who seem to feed there. (or is it the other way around). I am considering spraying with a mild detergent and water to see if this will remedy the problem. There is no damage to the fruit other than a small spot after washing. QUESTIONS: What is it? How to remedy? What do you think of my possible solution? Bob Sorenson in So. Calif.

    • Dan Papacek says:

      Hi Bob,

      The white substance could be one of a number of things, but it is likely that the ants are farming it.
      Unfortunately I cannot recommend any form of control without knowing exactly what the pest is.

      Kind regards


  4. Doug wynd says:

    Need to control codling moth in Apple tree. Do not wish to spray any chemicals

  5. Sarah says:

    Red Legged Mites in the veggie garden

  6. Amanda rouland says:

    I am after some beneficial namatodes for the control of termites. Do you supply this

  7. Dora says:

    Hi Dan,
    I need something to eliminate fleas in dogs and around the house. Have Beneficial nematodes in USA for that,but can not find anything here.. What to do? Also those wasps for control of nuisance flies – are they really good, shall I buy and release them now?

    • Dan Papacek says:

      Hi Dora,

      I believe that Ecogrow produce some Nematodes that can be beneficial against fleas.
      Spalangia wasps can be very effective against house and stable flies.
      It is recommended that Spalangia be released when fly activity increases around the start of spring, and regular releases be made until fly activity decreases again with the onset of cooler weather.


  8. chris says:

    lace bugs are absolutely running wild and giving our leptospernum`s hell

  9. Charles Mitchard says:

    I have been hit very heavily by aphids both on the cucumbers (had to destroy so heavy) and currently my water cress and bok choy.
    I’m limited because its an aquaponic system

  10. Craig D says:

    Thinking of breeding ladybirds any advice?

  11. CC says:

    Hi Wes – what kills aphids on my Dancing Lady Orchid? i tried incesticidal soap but they keep coming back and are now flying around! will Ladybirds eat them? Does the incesticidal soap hurt Ladybirds too? tks, CC

  12. Kim Hunt says:

    White louse scale and monolepta. What is the best time of year to purchase / release chilocorus to help control the white louse scale in our lime trees and is there anything that can help with the monolepta which seem to come in late spring early summer and devastate the new growth on our orange and feijoa trees.

    • Dan Papacek says:

      Hi Kim,

      It is best to release Chilocorus during the warmer months, as soon as pest activity is evident.
      I am not aware of anybody producing a beneficial insect for Monolepta.


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