I am the black thumb in a garden center and get asked assorted questions and would like an intelligent answer for the customer asking about how to control doodle bugs.
These are also known as sowbugs or pillbugs. There are several insecticides that are labeled to kill them. Reducing the moisture in the area is the best way to get rid of them as they actually breath with gills. Here is more information on getting rid of them and their relatives.
To get rid of roly poly bugs reduce the habitat favored by these pests by eliminating garden debris, leaf piles, fallen fruit and weeds from all growing areas. https://sites.google.com/site/bestessaywritingservicereview/
I want to know how to kill grub worms.
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm
I'm preparing an area for a flower garden and the soil is infested with ants. What do I do?
These articles should also provide suggestions for getting rid of ants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm
How do I get rid of huge, big green grasshoppers (about 50 to 60 mm long) from my vegetable garden? Live in Perth (west Australia).
Have you considered using need oil? Neem oil is normally watered down pretty heavily due to the fact that it is pretty potent stuff, but a little bit goes a long way. When you use it, I would apply it in the evening, just so the plants get a chance to absorb it before it evaporates. Here is more information on neem oil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
This article may offer some other suggestions for you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/grasshopper-control.htm
I seem to have a recurring infestation of red spider mites. They seem to be the most noticable and infested on my fieldstone, my Windsor stones, and my fieldstone waterfall. I sprayed with Spectracide to no avail and followed with Ortho 150 and as soon as it dried the mites were still everywhere and seemed unaffected by the poison. I need a spray type of solution because of the volume of fieldstone and Windsor stones in my yard affected. Any ideas?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/red-spider-mites.htm
We have found the best way to treat spider mites is with neem oil. Not only is it effective, but it's also quite safe to both plants and animals (as well as humans). This article should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
When I came out to water my garden around 7 am, I noticed that the water was running all over the place. I looked and it looked they had dug small pencil sized tunnels all over my garden. How do I KILL them?
We used your mineral oil spray mixture for aphids last year and it seemed to help reasonably well, even though we were already seriously under attack. But now, looking it up again in your site, I am stunned to see that you must keep plants treated with it OUT OF THE SUN. How is that possible in a garden? Did you really mean to say that? Also, where can one find aphid predator bugs?
Generally, plants are to be treated during cloudy days. However, there is an organic spray that can be used anytime, regardless of sun, and is perfectly safe for plants, people, and pets. This is neem oil and it's very effective in treating aphids. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm