Squash Vine Borer: Identification, Damage, Prevention and Control (Pictures)

Squash Vine Borer

The squash vine borer is a white grub or larva which tunnels inside squash, pumpkin, and gourd plants, destroying the plant vines from the inside. The first sign of squash vine borer damage is wilting leaves on a Cucurbita plant. Unfortunately, when damage to squash plants is visible, it’s probably too late to save the infected plant. Preventing adult squash borers from laying eggs is the best way to prevent and control squash plant damage.

Types of Black Bees (Pictures) – How to Identify Big and Small Black Bees and How They Differ From Bumblebees

Types of Black Bees

Black bees are about the size of a bumblebee and are also excellent pollinators. In many ways, the habits and characteristics of big black bees are like those of bumblebees. However, black bees are not just black bumblebees. They are a different species of bee that some homeowners view as pests. In fact, if large black bees are causing property damage, you may need to find out ways to get rid of the black bumblebee-like insects.

Types of Black Spiders (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black Spiders

Identifying types of black spiders is crucial to tell the difference between harmless black spiders and dangerous ones. For example, the black house spider can bite, but it’s not aggressive nor considered dangerous. However, the black widow spider has a nasty venomous bite causing pain, cramps, and muscle spasms. Most black spiders in the house or garden are relatively harmless and tend to stay away from humans.

Types of Succulents With Their Name and Picture – Identification Guide – Outdoors, Indoors, and Hanging Succulents

Succulent varieties

Succulents are a type of plant with thick fleshy leaves that grow well in warm dry conditions. All succulent species store water in their leaves, roots, or stems. Although most varieties of succulents have green leaves, some kinds have shades of red, blue, purple, pink and orange. Succulents are generally small compact plants that make great houseplants that require little maintenance.

Squash Bug: Damage, Identification and Control (Pictures)

Squash bugs are destructive pests in gardens if you grow pumpkins, zucchini, squash plants, and other cucurbit plants. Squash bugs are small, flat-backed dark gray or brown insects with identifiable elongated oval bodies. Getting rid of squash bugs fast is vital to prevent them from destroying your crops. Natural squash bug control methods include hand picking, diatomaceous earth, and neem oil sprays.

Orange Star Plant (Ornithogalum Dubium): Care and Growing Guide (Pictures)

The orange star plant is a beautiful ornamental plant with clusters of star-shaped orange flowers growing on the end of tall stems among lime-green foliage. Also called the Star of Bethlehem and Sun Star, the orange star flowers form a spectacular bouquet of 15 to 20 small blossoms, each with six triangular orange petals. Orange star plant thrives in gardens in sandy soil where it gets full sun for most of the day.

Insects That Look Like Bees (Flies, Wasps, Bugs) with Pictures and Identification

Insects That Look Like Bees

Many insects mimic bees in their appearance, behavior, flying action, and size. Wasps are the most obvious bee mimics because of their black and yellow striped bodies and ability to cause a painful sting. However, some black and yellow flies, moths, beetles, and ants look remarkably like bees. Apart from wasps and hornets, many of the bugs that look like bees are relatively harmless. So, being able to identify insects that look like bees can help to spot harmless bugs from stinging ones.

Types of Weeds With Their Picture and Name – Identification Guide

Types of Weeds

Weeds in your garden can spoil the appearance of your lawn, shrubs, and flowering plants. Weeds are generally invasive plants that spread quickly and grow where you don’t want them. Getting rid of weeds fast is vital to prevent them from taking over your garden. Garden weeds that are left to grow can develop extensive roots that make getting rid of them for good very challenging.

Ficus Triangularis (Triangle Ficus): Care and Growing Guide

Ficus Triangularis (Triangle Ficus): Care

Ficus triangularis is one of the easiest ficus houseplants to grow indoors. Although ficus plants are notoriously fussy indoor plants, the ficus triangularis isn’t in this category. Also called the triangle ficus, the leafy plant gets its name from the leaves in the shape of a triangle. The truncate-shaped waxy leaves are a shiny dark green color and cover the woody plant’s stems. The ficus triangularis ‘Variegata’ has triangular-shaped green leaves with creamy-white margins and veins for a more dramatic appearance.

Venus Flytrap: Care, Feeding, Facts, Flowers (With Pictures)

Venus Flytrap: Care, Feeding

Venus flytrap is a popular carnivorous plant that traps insects before “consuming” them. The Venus flytrap uses sweet nectar to attract flies and insects to its two hinged lobes. When a fly, spider, or bug touches the fine bristles on the surface, the lobes close, trapping the insect. Fluids from the leaf tissue dissolve the insect, and the plant feeds by absorbing the insect’s nutrients.