Category Insects

How To Detect Bark Beetles In Trees

Damage caused by bark beetles is mainly known from reports from the forestry industry. However, the small beetles not only attack large stands of spruce in the forest, they can also cause considerable damage in gardens. The damage ranges from…

Why Are Mason Bees Important

Why Are Mason Bees Important

Do you know this busy bee? It has been named Insect of the Year 2019. In fruit growing, the pollinating power of the rusty red mason bee is used commercially, because they can pollinate more than 2500 flowers a day.…

Wild Bees – the Unknown Helpers

One third of human food depends directly on the pollination activity of bees. Honey bees alone cannot provide this service. What many people do not know: In addition to honey bees, there are numerous species of wild bees. There are…

Ants in the Garden – Useful or Harmful?

Ants in the Garden - Useful or Harmful?

In our homes, ants can be very annoying, especially when they have discovered sugary or protein-containing foods. Then there are veritable ant trails to the delicious food sources and control becomes urgently necessary. But what about outside – are ants…

Designing An Insect-friendly Garden

Designing An Insect-friendly Garden

Designing an insect-friendly garden. When you plant your garden, you should always think about our insects. Did you know that at least 60% of all animal species are insects? They need your support!Due to our modern agriculture, in which mainly…

How Do I Get Rid Of Ants On My Cucumber Plants?

How Do I Get Rid Of Ants On My Cucumber Plants?

Ants are not infrequently a nuisance for gardeners. Especially when they colonize vegetable plants, the fun stops! Your cucumber plant is suddenly covered with ants?Do not worry! Rescue is near! Just read the following article. In it, you’ll learn what…

Bird-friendly Ways To Control Boxelder Borer?

Boxwood borers cause trouble because they eat all the boxwoods bare that get in their way. There are control agents on the market, but unfortunately they are often not effective enough and certainly not bird-friendly. Animal welfare organizations already warned…

Earwigs – Dangerous Or Useful?

Earwigs - Dangerous Or Useful?

The name is deceptive: earwigs have no interest in ears and are completely harmless to humans. If the insects appear in masses or get into the apartment, it is still unpleasant. We explain how you can combat and drive away…

Detect And Control Spider Mites

Detect And Control Spider Mites

Spider mites are plant pests that occur both in houseplants and outdoors. We explain how you can recognize spider mites and how to fight them. An infestation of spider mites can usually be recognized by the appearance of small white…

Naturally Combat Mealybugs

Naturally Combat Mealybugs

Mealybugs belong to the scale insects and are also called mealybugs because of the waxy substance they excrete. We explain how you can recognize mealybugs and how to fight them. Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) damage plants in several ways at once: they…

How To Build Bee Drinking Trough Yourself

How To Build Bee Drinking Trough Yourself

Insects, like all other living creatures, need water in order to survive. However, especially in summer, the search for water can become a challenge for the animals. We will show you how to build a bee watering trough quite simply…

How Do You Deal With Oak Processionary Moths?

How Do You Deal With Oak Processionary Moths?

The caterpillar of the oak processionary moth has it all: its hairs contain an aggressive nettle toxin that can cause severe skin and respiratory irritations. We explain how you can recognize and combat the oak processionary moth. The oak processionary…

Do Stink Bugs Really Stink?

Do Stink Bugs Really Stink?

Do they really stink? Are they poisonous? Stink bugs are an issue every year. Here’s what you should know about these little creatures. What do stink bugs look like? There are green and brown stink bugs. In spring they are…

How Do You Get Rid Of Fire Bugs?

How Do You Get Rid Of Fire Bugs?

Fire bugs in the garden Fire bugs do not have biting tools and therefore cannot gnaw plant parts. Instead, they use a type of proboscis to suck out fallen seeds and other plant debris. Fresh seed stalks are usually not…

3 Natural Remedies To Keep Bees Away

Keeping bees away is essential if you or someone in your household is allergic to bee stings or if you simply want to enjoy your outdoor spaces without the presence of bees. Here are three natural remedies to deter bees…