Do Marigolds Deter Aphids?
Aphids

Do Marigolds Deter Aphids?

Aphids are attracted to beans, melons, roses, and potatoes among other flowers and vegetables. These insects drink the sap of plants, essentially stunting their growth. Planting marigolds is one of the few natural methods of keeping aphids away. These insects have certain flowers they hate such as marigolds and catnip. Aphids are considerably deterred by…

Can Aphids Live in Soil?
Aphids

Can Aphids Live in Soil?

Aphids are known to live on and near plants. They are seen almost throughout the year as they survive cold weather. But can aphids live in soil? These invasive insects are sometimes unearthed in the ground. This may be a shock to those into gardening as many only imagine aphids on plant leaves. Aphids live…

Can Aphids Kill a Tree?
Aphids

Can Aphids Kill a Tree?

Aphids are mostly known for growing on plants and flowers. They feed on the sap of plants they can eventually kill. Aphids can also kill a tree, albeit not just any type of tree. Aphids are some of the most invasive pest species in North America. Their economic damage is vast and even growing in…

Where Do Aphids Lay Eggs?
Aphids

Where Do Aphids Lay Eggs?

Most aphid eggs are seen on the underside of leaves. These invasive insects lay eggs on leaves where they aren’t exposed to predation. Some aphid species are also known to lay eggs elsewhere. This includes the soil next to a plant or flower as well as in nearby vegetation. It’s believed atypical aphid egg-laying is…

Do Roaches Eat Bed Bugs?
Cockroaches

Do Roaches Eat Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs and cockroaches are common pests and while they can be irritating, having a double infestation is a bigger problem.  It does make you wonder, though, do roaches eat bed bugs?  The answer is yes, they do. However, bed bugs breed fast, and cockroaches are unable to keep up with their growing population. Which…