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10 Common Foes in the Garden

10 common bugs from Pest Watch to swat away from your garden

Bagworm

The larvae feed on some 120 species of woody ornamentals-deciduous shrubs and trees as welt as conifers.

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Black Spot

Black spot (Diplocarpon rosae) is the most serious and widespread disease of roses, thriving wherever there is adequate humidity and rainfall.

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Fall Webworm

This native insect found throughout North America feeds on at least 88 species of deciduous trees, from apple to willow.

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Greenhouse Whitefly


The greenhouse whitefly is one of the most common houseplant pests.

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Brown Soft Scale

This common scale attacks a wide range of houseplants, including anthuriums, citrus, dieffenbachia, ferns, orchids, and ornamental figs.

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Euonymus Scale

This armored scale from Asia is a serious pest of euonymus throughout the United States and Canada.

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Citrus Mealybug


The citrus mealybug is a major greenhouse and houseplant pest. In subtropical climates, this sucking insect is also a problem outdoors.

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Mexican Bean Beetle

Mexican bean beetle, a member of the ladybug family, attacks many kinds of beans—bush, pole, and lima—as well as cowpeas and soybeans.

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Two Spotted Spider Mites

This pest attacks indoor plants as well as outdoor plants during hot, dry summers.

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Bronze Birch Borer

Birch trees are the target of this pest, often consuming the tree branch by branch.

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