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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9174316

I figure I'd resurrect this old thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1191311/?hl=pests#new

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9174318

Starting to battle the stinkin' jbs

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 21, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9174788

No JBs here, but earwigs are eating my clems, & lily beetles are chomping the lilies...where are the birds when you need them? I put up a new wren house...the wrens are not in the house but nesting someplace in the yard...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9175043

I do think the milky spore helped Jen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9175073

Ya I def need to do that

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9175084

took a few years.. I put it down twice.. but I think it finally helped on the 4th year

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9175086

Have been surprisingly few lily beetles this year. I have dispatched about 6. maybe 3-4 larvae. I do think the cold rainy spring we had this year and last has done a number on the population. I am actually gonna get my Stargazers to bloom this year. my double lily is small flowered this season but has not been devastated by the LB's. I have much better success since I flick them into a cup. They like to drop to the ground and disappear and if you put a small cup {paper or styrofoam} underneath the leaf first, they drop right in. They are more easily killed from the cup.
I haven't noticed as much winter moth damage either, this because we had 80 degree weather early, early in spring and then frost. so maybe many of them hatched and then were killed by the sudden cold. There is still some damage, but not nearly as much as in recent years.
Martha

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9175093

If noticed some really funky bugs this year I've never seen before, I need to start getting pics of them

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 22, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9175787

Martha, perhaps the lily beetles were eaten by the predator that was introduced into the Boston area recently...

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9177834

All I can find out online about the lily beetle predator release was that it was done out in Wellesley, MA. I am not sure how long it would take them to spread out this way. I live some 30 miles northeast from wellesley as the crow flies and would expect that a small wasp population would take some time to spread into the area, several seasons, at least. I noticed fewer individuals, those present preferred my stargazer lily to a yellow one and a double one that I had and that there seemed to be fewer last season as well. We did have wacky weather last spring and this. I have attempted to thoroughly hand pick adults and wash off larvae as I find them. The double lily is in a pot with an evergreen and didn't seem to host any beetles at all this year after I hand picked one adult. The yellow and the stargazer had about 4 adults between them and I must have missed the egg deposit on the stargazer as it was the most affected by larvae. I only have about 4 lilies and so I can observe them pretty closely. I didn't see any sign of infestation by parasites on the larvae I removed. I will be contacting the people at URI to find out where the release was and what they expect to find about the population increasing.
Martha

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9178122

I downloaded and am reading a URI {That's University of Rhode Island} study about their testing different types of lily beetle predators/parasites. Apparently they collected the beetle population they used in the study from Wellesley. Interesting once you convert all the Celsius to Farenheit.
Martha

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 24, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9178207

Thanks for the info, Martha...I have about 50 lilies, so it's very hard to hand pick all of them...I've noticed the beetles like Orientals the best, the tall, thick-leaved hybrids the least...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
2:58 AM

Post #9179473

Besides the red lily beetles eating my lilies...this year something is destroying my Hollyhocks!!!!!!!!
The only bug I found was one red lily beetle sitting on a leaf. I've never had problems with HH before except for the rust. This is bad, what ever it is , it's making the leaves lacy.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9179560

Yikes!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 25, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9179678

Good Grief...what a mess!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9179797

sorry!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9179840

wow - no signs of the bug?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9179851

You might have to go out there at night and see what chomping away
looks like jb damage but you would see them during the day

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9180340

My one and only HH that I didn't cut before the rust looked like that...way before the JB came. I think it was earwigs.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9180387

My zucchinni looks the same way. It happened overnight. I used sevins and it stopped.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9180683

whatever bug got my hibiscus AGAIN.. have to put a reminder on my calender to spray that thing

:(
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9180854

Could be a sawfly
Tiny green caterpillar under the leaves

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9180952

I looked and didn't see any.. I get those on my twig dogwoods too
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9183397

Pixie that damage could be Asiatic Beetles. I've found them to be most active at night. http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/caps/pestInfo/asiaticGardenbtl.htm

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9183758

I have seen load of J beetles. Ugh.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9184539

Interesting morning. Broccoli leaves eaten. Dead mole/vole and 2 beet plants disappeared...The boys have to come out

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 28, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9184726

Voles love veggies...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9184894

What killed the vole?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 28, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9185114

Overeating from your garden!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9186713

Good for the mole or vole! Saw 2 GH.s coming out of the garden around 4 oclock. Son came last night with a 22 but men cant shut their mouths soooooooooooo... Now there is a Have A Heart Trap set.

Oh my if they get caught I dont want to see what is done. Reguardless.
LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

June 29, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9186785

If the damage is from earwigs, try Sluggo Plus. It has spinosad and apparently is attractive to earwigs. Or you could spray the hollyhocks with Captain Jack's Deadbug. I prefer Sluggo Plus because the bug doesn't have to eat any of the target plant to get zapped. Spinosad is the latest plant derived insecticide. I like it better than pyrethrins because it kills bugs when they eat it, so you don't have to hit the bug with the spray. I THINK you have to do that with pyrethrins.

LAS

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 30, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9187380

Pam (pfg) showed me her Capt. Jack's when I visited her...it's on my list...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9193762

before I post any pretty pics for today.. had to post this one... what the ... what the ... is that??????

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9193887

someone in the ID forum said it's a bird poop caterpillar

????

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 5, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9193959

Perfect name for it...hope it doesn't come north!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9194189

ok got the real answer.. it's leaf beetle larvae

http://beetlesinthebush.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_7997_enh_1080x720.jpg

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9194205

oh and she said it's fecal matter on it's back for camo ... IIIICCCKKKK

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9194346

Yeah, I'm sure the predators are thinking, "Look at that piece of s*** moving!"

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9194350

Red lily beetles do the same thing...the larvae is covered in sh*t.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 5, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9194393

Gross!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9194471

all gone!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9199025

EWWWWW!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9199236

Picking jbs off Crape Myrtle, Cherry tree, couple on lilies and roses, even thou I had sprayed...there aren't tons of them so I guess that's a good thing

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 9, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9199263

Have found them on my DLs this year...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9199353

Has anyone tried those JB traps? Worth it?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9199365

The traps draw more to the area, if you use them they should be away from the garden.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9199403

Like in the neighbor's yard?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9199405

Yep!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9199411

What if the neighbors are Japanese??
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9199549

Their eyes would be more squinty
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9201560

I thought a jb trap was like a mouse trap!

Started at 7:30 this morning. I gave 68 tomatoe plants their 1st haircut. Done 4 hours later.

I think I see the 1st sign of blight. I recall 7 plants had black areas on the stems. I have done 3 rounds of Garden Disease Controll, started doing it in June. If I get blight I will be ready to plow that garden in and never do it again.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9201574

This was in my summer squash. I gave him a drink.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9201592

think you made a friend

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9201685

Kiss him!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 11, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9201758

Oh, poor baby...he needs to be in a pond...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9201764

We have wetlands not far from the garden. I aint catching it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9201812

what the what is this???? I think he arrived from a far away place...he's HUGE

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9201847

looks like one of those scarab beetles from the mummy

http://insects.about.com/od/beetles/p/char_coleoptera.htm

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9201855

Thinking he's not supposed to be in the US

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9201856

Well's here's some interesting info
http://www.asktheexterminator.com/Beetles/Scarab_Beetle.shtml

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9201860

is that it?.. June beetle??

http://www.pestproducts.com/images/june-beetle.jpg
http://www.pestproducts.com/scavenger-beetles.htm

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9201862

LOL

Just found it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotinis_mutabilis

Why is it here though???? Supposed to be in the SW or Mexico!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9201876

in the middle of that wikki page

Taxonomy

The figeater beetle (Cotinis mutabilis) is often confused with the green June beetle (Cotinis nitida). They are both members of the flower beetle subfamily[2] (Cetoniinae), and their appearance is quite similar, but the green June beetle is smaller, and its range is in the eastern United States. The only possible crossover of both species is in Texas.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9201879

this one maybe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotinis_nitida

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9201883

keep that creep away from my figs!!!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9201971

Well this thing is HUGE, I would die if I saw one bigger
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9202025

Maybe it got blown off course from the hurricane last year, and Survived!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9202057

Probably grew in a toxic dump in Jersey.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9202141

don't start the Jersey bashing again please

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9202258

yeah! watch it!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 12, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9202471

You need to take it to your Dept. of Agriculture...they should know if an exotic is in your area...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9206871

I guess I am done being a guinnea pig. It is still working or should I say I conquered. I feel hornworms coming on.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9206880

Everything looks wonderful Sherrie!!!!!!!!! Don't say the H-worm word...i've been thinking the same thing and watching for them. :(

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9207152

Did you see that article by Critter about the hornworms???
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1270/

they turn into such a pretty moth, just grow some alternative plants for them to munch and move them over to them if you find them on your tomatoes
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9207178

We dont have the tomatoe hornworm. We have the tobacco hornworm? I dont care I hate the dang things. They end up going back into something and come back the next year. CLIP

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2012
10:13 PM

Post #9215158

Milkweed bug, can't find definitive info if they will destroy plants or not

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schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 23, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9215498

http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/199/

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9215784

Jen we had the giant beetles too, they were making holes in the grass and going in.
Found this one a few weeks ago walking across the driveway. It was about 2 1/2''

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9216096

Ugh, would have died

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2012
2:20 AM

Post #9216566

OMG .. me too
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9216609

There here!!!! Please tell me how I could see this one !!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2012
5:19 AM

Post #9216637

NOOOOOOO!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9216656

Found 3, all dusted. Why do I get them every year and other people dont? Is it time for a year off tomatoes and plant rice, kale or something else?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 24, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9216663

I get one every once in awhile...they do a lot of damage!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9216691

Last year I was up into the 70's that I picked off. Thats not the sevins that killed some. I need a stinking job and take a year off of this stuff. Sitting here shaking head.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 24, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9216876

I plant marigolds around the garden...I don't use any sprays, have very few bugs...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9217212

Would LOVE that beetle!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9217336

Hollyhocks get a hollyhock weevil which causes the damage shown in your picture. My friend gets them on hers unless she sprays the dickens out of them.
Sunday I went to Tower Hill Botanic Garden to attend the New England Lily society show and to attend two lectures on the lily leaf beetle. The first was by a member of the lily society on basic facts about the lily beetle. The second was by one of the researchers from the University of Rhode Island who spoke about their research. She discussed the release program of the wasps. The program is collecting larvae from this area to discover where the wasps have migrated. It was fascinating.
Martha






wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9217781

are the wasp working martha? i assume they do not yet know where they have spread based on your comment. would like to plant some for my wife although not until the beetle has a natural predator

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 25, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9217809

The wasp hasn't made it here yet...I had a lot of lily damage even though I used pesticides...which I hate to do! But now I'm getting chipmunk damage...3 new lilies eaten by the little pests!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2012
4:49 AM

Post #9219066

Lilly beetle damage here too this year, I didn't spray soon or often enough.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9221646

I had them this year, but much less than two years previously. Last year and this year I attributed the lower numbers to our cold, wet spring that we had. I didn't know about the release in Wellesley until this seminar. The point of sending the larger beetle larvae back to URI is to determine if they are infested with wasp larvae. Unfortunately, I hand picked all the eggs and adults I found and washed off most of the larvae that escaped this and had none to send in. I will certainly do it next year. The beetles seemed to prefer the scented stargazer to the unscented lilies.
Martha
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9221707

I got Blight again. Nuff said

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9221708

Found a horn worm, am going to have to spray!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 28, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9221749

Nothing in my veggie garden yet...plant those marigolds!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9225768

Robin, I plant marigolds every year on all 4 corners of the garden...didn't this year!

1. & 2.) The dreaded HW
3). Now that it's been very dry, these little ant hills have been popping up everywhere. It's raining today ^_^ FLOOD THEM OUT!
4. & 5.) Told hubby..."Better spray your cheery tree's...it's the 1st thing JB goes for!" He didn't spray...24 hrs later I took these pictures, downloaded them and showed him. He sprayed yesterday. :)

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9225770

ant holes here too celeste - real pain i have gone through a lot of the ant control white powder stuff

have also noticed a lot of yellow jacket nests - one is in a conifer shrub that i will get some evening that i noticed while weeding, could have been an america's funniest home video episode if i had not noticed

another is in an eve by our office window - was washing windows and had a dozen get in the room while i was cleaning the window under the nest - i was able to kill them all although not before one got me right in the middle of my forehead - did not sting too bad - will have to spray that one too.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9225924

ow!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 1, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9226087

Yellow jackets are awful! Had an underground nest by my compost pile...I poured bleach down into it...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9226293

ouch Bill.. makes me happy to have the termix guy come take care of that kind of stuff.. worth the contract!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9228255

This looks like a cross between a cricket and a grasshopper...any ideas what it is?

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 3, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9228257

Katydid...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9228712

awesome shots!!.. never saw one before .. very cool

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9228744

Yes - Katy. Nice shot!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9228748

Cool! Great picture!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2012
4:42 AM

Post #9229031

Thanks!
I wondered if it was a Katydid but the long legs through me off.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9232936

Must be Mama Katy!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9232983

Great camouflage!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 7, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9233394

That middle photo is awesome!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9233427

neat Ronnie!!!
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9233558

have only had to yank off one hornworm so far this season, but the mere fact that i've found one has me thinking I must of missed some...not seeing any damage to leaves yet though other than the one that led me to the aforementioned caterpillar. Cucumber beetles on the other hand...these things are driving me nuts. I've never used any pesticides (organic or otherwise) in my gardens in the past, but these darned things have got me re-thinking that stance. Just hand-picking them off in the evening and again in the early morning. I've found that they like to hang out inside the flowers that have closed up. I've seen them on my cukes, pumpkins and squash mainly, and now and then I'll find one on the watermelon plants. Anyone got a quick and easy way to deal with these guys? I'd hate to lose plants to wilt spread by these little punks.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9233695

Thanks guys, she ate some morning glory leaves but I still enjoyed looking at her!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9233899

Those are awesome shots Ronnie! I wish thats all we were dealing with, like Bill ...it's BEE"S!
Found a paper wasp nest only 10" off the ground on one of my Macoun apple tree's.
The shed has at least 3 different hornets nest and we've pulled 2 off the house!

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9233935

YOWSERS!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9233990

OMG

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9234050

Scary! Dose, I don't have the beetles, but I know the Capt. Jack Dead Bug sprays are organic...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9234083

Yikes!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9234181

Scary but such a work of art I think! Haven't had to deal with any of them thank goodness. Just the small yellow jacket ones we catch before they get too big.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9234212

Don't hurt the tree getting it out! Macouns are my absolute favorite apple!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9234446

They are good, but I think I like Baldwins better...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9234454

Never tried them.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9234548

Old variety...have a tree of them in the yard, but I don't spray or prune, so only get a few that are edible...used primarily for cooking, but I love them because they are crunchy & sweet-tart...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9234573

Hubby was stung approx. 20 times today. He went in our old boat to get out a tow rope and disturb a nest. We had no idea it was there. Scary...keeping an eye on him tonight...be careful folks!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9234584

Oh no! Hope Brian is okay.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9234594

oh crud.. hope Bri Bri is ok

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9234631

Thanks guys, he's laying down now as he's very very sore. :( They stung him on the head, back, arms, legs, ass, bag, yes I just wrote that and I don't care.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9234643

OW!

Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9234675

Now THAT is no place to get stung...

I landscape for a living and getting stung from time to time is part of the game and for the most part I can shrug off most stings...however...

I got nailed by a white faced hornet in the upper lip last year. Did that hurt and the swelling was ridiculous...could barely talk and drinking something was impossible. Pain lasted a full 24 hours (slowly subsiding over that time, but still quite bothersome).

As a guy, I feel your husbands pain...well not literally, thank goodness...but still.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9234689

ooohhh nnnooo

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9234710

I would be in the ER with my allergy.

Welcome to the forum, dosetaker! What drugs to you take? ^_^
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9234724

lol...My online identity actually comes from the name of a band I used to play in years ago...I've never had any trouble using that username so it's kinda stuck with me through the years. Though to be perfectly honest, I'm a very strong supporter of responsible marijuana use. Still can't fathom how it's illegal but alcohol is not...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9234735

I was always very responsible - never inhaled. ;)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9234739

OUCH, poor Brian!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9234779

Give him Benadryl, Celeste!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9234800

Oh I did Victor as soon as I got home. I had gone to town to pick up Justin's meds. He & my brother were working on the boats when it happened. He jumped in the shower as soon as he go in the house...he could feel it. We counted 51 stings on him. :(
This would of killed someone w/allergies or a smaller person.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9234817

Yikes! Did you get the stingers out? Yes - I would be in the ER, after a double dose of the Epi-Pen.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9234820

Yes, he had several imbedded! One on the back of his leather-red neck was hard to pull out. :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9234826

Use a credit card?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9234874

Hemo's :) Brothers GF worked in the ER for along time.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9234929

Jeez Celeste I hope Brian is feeling a bit better. I can't even imagine the pain. Oh how horrible!!!! :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9234951

one is horrible... all those.. just torture!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9235099

oh geez!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #9235279

Thanks everyone, im hoping he feels better today.
I put him in a cool tub last night with baking soda, another round of Benadryl and then to bed. He's still sleeping.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9235282

I have one flower bed, that half of it is being totally ignored because of this ...

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9235354

how does the bee keeper feel today celeste?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9235364

Sore and itchy!!! He's going mad with itching.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9235369

it feels better if someone else scratches the itch btw :)

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9235398

Hehehe, wha. Sorry, Brian is feeling all itchy and sore. I just can't imagine!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 9, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9235405

OMG Pixie...cannot believe Brian was stung so many times...you should probably still take him to doc's...remember a few months ago I was stung under the eye? I had to go 2 days later & get a shot...not good for Brian's heart with all that toxin in him!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9235712

I think that spider is one of the good guys

Did you at least call the doc?
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9235882

That spider is wonderful...love finding these guys in the gardens.

I'm not at all afraid of spiders...I used to own, raise and breed exotic tarantula's for the pet trade so as to reduce the numbers being taken from the wild. At one point, I had over 600 adult tarantulas and countless babies living under my roof.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9235898

ok I don't want to visit with you anymore DT.. LOL

Hope Brian is better.. feel so bad for him

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9235931

He's much better, thanks for asking. He's is just itching which the hospital said was a good sign as long as there are no infection and no rash.
Victor, I didn't use hemos...it was the dull/backside of a scalpel . Not sure why I said hemo's except I was a little shook up. :)

1st picture is the nest in the shed, 2nd is the one in the boat that Brian disturbed.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9236003

yikes

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 9, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9236006

I hate hornets! Give me one reason that they are on earth...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9236013

along with slugs & mosquitoes!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9236073

Yikes is right! I had a nest of bald-faced hornets a few years back. They are known to be very aggressive.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9236130

wasps and yellow jackets eat bad bugs
slugs because they eat decaying plants
mosquitos...well the only thing I can think of is they provide food for bats

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9236248

slugs don't only eat decaying plants!!!.. they make them decay!!! ::: grumble::: stupid shade

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9236333

sorry

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
2:23 AM

Post #9236392

I killed 8 of them in plain sight yesterday... can't imagine how many are hiding

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 10, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9236511

Yellow jackets are the bad bugs! would rather have birds in the yard eating bugs...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9236677

have you tried beer in a bowl?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9236747

Yum! With Cheerios!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9238547

hope your Brian is feeling better. I was raking leaves out from under a shrub one year and disturbed a giant yellow jacket nest that was partly between the leaves and the ground and in the ground. Thank goodness I wear glasses. I was stung about a dozen times around the face and neck, but my glasses prevented them from coming at my eyes. I am super careful now and never want to repeat that experience. I have also found that if you stay out of the flight path to the entrance of the nest, they will mostly ignore you. I had a nest in a compost barrel one year. they came and went out of one of the air holes on the side. as long as I didn't use the barrel and stayed out of the way of the flight path, we lived in harmony all season. Winter came and they moved the nest and it wasn't there next spring.
Martha

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2012
9:13 PM

Post #9238556

Yikes. Feel better, Martha.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9238813

i was thinking of brian yesterday when i got stung hiking - no idea what got me other than it hurt like hell for a minute or so and i did a little hopping dance (think indian ritual) with accompaning 4 letter yelping. twenty of those would have really hurt.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9238838

Try 51, thats the number of stings all together, he's still itching. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 12, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9238864

Poor guy! Either a small bee or a deer fly...both were on Suey's ears...bit her...she yelped & leaped straight up, all 4 feet off the ground...I seem to get stung every year...cannot imagine 51 stings!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9239077

51 wow!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9240950

LOL, I felt better some 4-5 years ago. my run-in with the yellow jackets is ancient history, and I learned from my crisis.
Martha
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9240959

Heard Jeff holler as he was mowing out front, then heard him clomping up the deck and into the house. He got it on his knee. Just one and I said, just imagine 51 of those. He couldn't fathom that idea.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9240961

I think Brian learned something too...he has a high respect for the lil devils. :)

Unfortunately our bee problem is bigger than we thought. We have already destroyed 5 nest and have counted at least 15 more of various kinds and sizes.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9240965

same here on the nests - have not gone out to remove any yet - is brian free? :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 14, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9240968

Time for an exterminator?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9240969

LOL! No he is not!!!
I picked up some hornet/wasp killer. It will jet-spray up to 27 feet away. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 14, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9240972

I have that as well...had problems with wasps in the west windows...the spray really works...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9240975

i think i need to get some spray - have to check if i have any left - there are only nests here and 2 will be easy to knockout - the one above the second floor in the eaves will be tough.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 14, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9240979

The spray should get it...don't hang out the window!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9240984

RAID spray only reached 22 ft. this other one was at Wal-Mar, 27 ft ~ 2pk cans for $4.79 I think.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9241071

27 feet is till not far enough if ya ask me!!

Was so leery yesterday opening my compost bin, it's been a while since I dumped anything in it, just kept thinking what if...

Saw these creatures last week, fortunately not in my yard, but they were still creepy.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9241267

Eeeewwww
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9241344

Definitely creepy!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9241642

Cool color!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9244911

Anyone know what's going on with my thyme???

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 17, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9245056

No, but my Snow-In-Summer looks the same!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9245085

drought?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 18, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9245482

Probably, Jumper...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9247423

I need to take a pic of the whole area, there are only 2 patches of brown like that, everything else is nice and full and green

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9249601

My thyme looks like Jumper's. I'm just putting more mulch on the hill above in case it's drought, because the rain just runs off--it comes down so fast.

Spider mites are back on the evergreens, especially the hemlocks. Rain has to stop long enough to get the Neem oil on them. White mildew, I guess, is threatening the little bit of Angelly witchhazel that didn't get broken during the spring storms.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9250337

oh crud.. forgot to check for sawflys on the twig dogwoods.. need to do that

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9250409

found a couple fall web worm tents, sprayed those suckers real fast!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9250502

thanks.. will keep an eye out for those as well

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 26, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9254620

YS was SO dry! Many trails were just powder. Brown grass. Fear of fire.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 26, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9254828

What were the temps?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2012
3:03 AM

Post #9255006

That was one thing we noticed all across the country on the train.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9255503

Lows were in the low 30's. Highs in the low 80's.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9255518

What a diff

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9255532

Yes. We usually had the a/c on when we went to sleep. Woke up with it on and the outside temps in the 30's!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9256076

wow .. would be in shock

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 29, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9258493

Noticed how dry it was in NY state as well...

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