Tomato Hornworms: A Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners and Curious Minds

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Tomato hornworms appear menacing, even dangerous. That was my first impression, until my husband, using his bare fingers, snagged one from a tomato plant, and squashed it beneath his foot. Like many gardeners and cultivators of the land, inexperienced or otherwise, you’ve stumbled across this caterpillar, and want to know more about it. That’s the […]

Why Do No See Ums Bite?

Why Do No See Ums Bite

No see ums are tiny biting midges of the Ceratopogonidae family. They are nuisances to domesticated and wild animals, and humans alike. Their bites cause discomfort and severe reactions in some individuals. If you’ve ever asked the question, “why do no see ums bite?” this article explains in simple terms. Why Do No See Ums […]

Aphid Spray with Dish Soap

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Aphids are a gardener’s worst nightmare. They are tiny plant lice that could go unnoticed unless you stalk your garden as I do. As you already know, aphids are difficult to get rid of. They breed quickly, and as soon as you’ve gotten an infestation under control, another nasty outbreak pursues. That’s how aphids work, […]

What is the Ugliest Bug in The World?

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It’s not polite to go around calling people ugly. If you aren’t careful, you might receive a proper beatdown for it (a well-deserved one at that). While it’s improper to berate and belittle a fellow man, insects are different. They’re fair game. You can go around looking for the ugliest bug in the world (and […]