Pests and Diseases to Look Out for In Your Bonsai Plants

Both pests and diseases tend to appear out of nowhere, and before you know it, your precious bonsai plants are all but annihilated. A bonsai grower’s worst tragedy and naturally, must be avoided at all cost.

To that end, it is imperative to be prepared on what to do should a bunch of disgusting pests or a disease come a-calling. The best approach to bonsai-annihilating pests and diseases is prevention.

preventing pests and diseases from destroying a bonsai plant

Daily care and constant examination of your plant will make it easier for you to avoid a bug or infestation. Naturally, a healthy bonsai will survive an occasional bug, but a few insects can rapidly turn into a pest outbreak that can do heavy damage to your bonsai.

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How to Remove a Beehive Yourself

The first step when you have a bee swarm land in your yard is to contact a local beekeeper. However, don’t be surprised if they say they are not interested in collecting them.

Wild bees are likely to be diseased and beekeepers will probably refuse to collect them.

You can attempt to get them to move on using moth balls and other smelly things that insets hate, but once the queen bee settles down this is unlikely to be successful. However this simply passes the problem onto someone else.

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How to Get Rid Of Rabbits Naturally

The frolicking rabbits in my backyard and even in my front yard at the beginning of this year didn’t really bother either I or my hubby. But boy, does that feeling change when you try to plant flowers or you have a garden.

Though rabbits are harmless creatures, they can cause some major problems for us gardeners. How many times have you discovered your young flowers or even your garden plants eaten down to the root?

a wild rabbit in the backyard

For me, through the years it has just been too many to count!

And then when they take up residence under your deck you find they have discovered the perfect cover from man, beast and weather. This invariably makes for a perfect spot for those pesky rabbits to start their family.

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Attack of the Spider Mites and the Cucumber Beetles

There are many garden and landscape shrubs that suffer damage at the hands of the spider mites and the cucumber beetles. Now, let’s talk about the spider mites first.

Spider Mites

The spider mites enjoy a summer with little or no rain, and can become more invasive making your garden or landscape to be increasingly ravaged by this pest. Spider mites and the damage they bring can be recognized by (more…)