Insects and Other Visitors

scale on aloes

Scale on Aloes White scale invasion on Aloes

White Aloe Scale is a pesky and resilient species of armoured scale insect.
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Gogga of the Month – Spiders This month, we’re all about celebrating spiders!

This month, we’re all about celebrating spiders! When we think about these little arachnids in our homes, some of us tend to resort to certain squishing tendencies.
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Cypress Aphids Gogga of the Month

The Cypress Aphid is a sap-sucking insect that infests the stems of some hedging conifers in early summer.
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Earthworms our ‘green’ heroes Gogga of the Month

This month we are celebrating the slimy, yet satisfying, work of the earthworms in our garden!
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Red Spider Mites Gogga of the Month

Summer is in full swing and the intense heat combined with the under-watering of certain plants, (like roses), are ideal conditions for Red Spider Mites (Tetranychus urticae).
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Leaf Miner Gogga of the Month

Leaf Miners are the larval (maggot) stage of an insect family that feeds between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves.
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Pesky Psylla Gogga of the Month

Citrus trees provide a bounty of health benefits as well as beautiful sweet-smelling flowers, that compliment your garden space be it small or big.
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Be aware of the Christmas/Brown Beetle Gogga of the Month

Christmas beetles are seasonal and are generally active during the warmer months, especially during the festive season.
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Steer clear of Whiteflies Gogga of the Month

Whiteflies can be a menace in the garden. These flies are close relatives to aphids, they are both sap-sucking insects.
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False Codling Moths Gogga of the Month

This month’s gogga of the month is the infamous False Codling Moth or Thaumatotibia (Crytoplebia) leucotreta.
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White Grubs destroying​ your lawn?

Grubs live in the root systems of plants and cause severe damage over a short period.
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Harvester Termites causing havoc in your lawn?

Termites are some of the most destructive lawn pests that you may find in your garden.
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Rust on plants

Rust disease is caused by a fungal parasite that needs living plants to survive.
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How to deal with scale on indoor plants

Tan or brown oval insects with a hard shell can sometimes infect the stems and undersides of the leaves of indoor plants.
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How to deal with armyworm

Symptoms The appearance of chewed leaf edges on lawns, caterpillar faeces, and damage to certain plants and vegetables.
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How to encourage bees in the garden

Symptoms/Signs “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden” Elizabeth Lawrence.
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What to do about Brown Patch on your lawn

Symptoms Circular patches of dead/dying lawn What does this mean for me/my plants?
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How to deal with flies

Symptoms Human illness from contamination What does this mean for me/my plants? Should you not wash your fruit or veggies before you use them, you could run the risk of being contaminated by disease, which flies leave behind, from decomposing organic materials.
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What to do about ants on your plants

Symptoms The pesky little pest (“gogga”) for the month of December will generally leave small heaps of fine sand on the surface above the nests on lawns What does this mean for me/my plants?
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How to treat red spidermite on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for November will most likely cause fine, pale mottling with small yellow/green mites on the underside of leaves and stem.
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