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Rutherglen & harlequin bugs
Rutherglen & harlequin bugs

Rutherglen bugs (Nysius vinitor) and Harlequin bugs (Dindymus versicolor), also called stink bugs, are similar pests, in that both are sap suckers, and will occasionally suck the sap from fruit, causing pitting and gummy ooze. The good news is [...]

Understand the life cycle of pests & diseases
Understand the life cycle of pests & diseases

The more we know about the pests and diseases that annoy us, and understand their life cycle, the more we can be clever about finding easy ways to interrupt the life cycle while they are vulnerable. Most insects have different life stages, and [...]

Why are healthy trees less likely to be attacked?
Why are healthy trees less likely to be attacked?

Keeping your trees healthy is your best defence against attack by pests and diseases—this month we explain why. Unfortunately, no matter how healthy they are, trees and plants can’t protect themselves against birds, locusts, or the big pests l [...]

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