• Codling Moth

    Techniques for controlling codling moths. Read more

  • Curculio

    Often called plum curculio, this beetle with the long, curved snout is a common pest of apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, pears, and plums, but only east of the Rocky Mountains and primarily in the north. Read more

  • Peach Tree Borer

    This pest is mostly a problem in California, but can occur wherever peaches grow. Read more

  • Blossom-End Rot

    A water-soaked spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom-end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant. It can occur in pepper, squash, cucumber, and melon fruits as well as tomatoes. Read more

  • Armadillo

    Techniques for prevention and control. Read more

  • Controlling Bedbugs

    Bedbugs are back. The good news is that organic sprays containing clove, peppermint and orange oils are effective on contact, and it appears that the insects don't develop resistance to them. Read more