In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

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In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Aphids
13
2%
Fungus/Rot/Damping off
116
14%
Mealy bugs
211
25%
Mice
12
1%
Red spider mite
172
20%
Root mealy bugs
153
18%
Scale insects
36
4%
Sciarid fly
47
6%
Snails
48
6%
Western flower thrip
33
4%
 
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Apicra » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:52 am

I think this link was added before, but the RHS provide comprehensive, up-to-date info for downloading about insecticides available to the UK public: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/pdfs/pest ... deners.pdf

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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by iann » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:28 pm

Caterpillars not on the list?
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Pattock » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:35 pm

iann wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:28 pm
Caterpillars not on the list?
Neither are humans.
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by edds » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:39 pm

iann wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:28 pm
Caterpillars not on the list?
They're going up the numbers on my list - Tortrix moth caterpillars are still chewing some of my Aeonium rosettes in the conservatory and I've checked them all more than once!
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by steveresz » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:52 pm

My cat Fudge should be mentioned here. A few weeks ago she sneaked into the greenhouse and got locked in overnight. On the plus side, I now have a number of cuttings to root.
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