How to get rid of earwigs in the house

How to get rid of earwigs in the house

Earwigs disgust many people, especially when they have invaded the house. Find out here how to get rid of earwigs with traps and other means. Once earwigs (Forficula auricularia) have chosen one’s hallway, garage, garden shed or even the bedroom as their new dwelling, it…

Plants that repel wasps: expert tips to keep wasps away

Plants that repel wasps: expert tips to keep wasps away

Wasps can be quite annoying, especially in summer. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were plants to keep them away? Find out here what works against wasps. Doesn’t everyone like to sit on the terrace with some fruit juice and enjoy the sun in peace?…

Box hedge diseases: symptoms & treatment

Box hedge diseases: symptoms & treatment

Unfortunately, it is not only the box tree moth that affects the box tree. This is our guide to the most common box tree diseases and their treatment. The box tree (Buxus) can be found in almost every garden and park. Sadly, it is often…

Household remedies against Colorado potato beetles

Household remedies against Colorado potato beetles

Entire potato harvests can be destroyed by the Colorado beetle! We show you how to recognise an infestation, how to treat it effectively and how to prevent it. Colorado beetles can become a real nuisance. It is therefore important to detect the pest at an…

Rhododendron problems: pests, diseases & yellow leaves

Rhododendron problems: pests, diseases & yellow leaves

Rhododendrons are usually a beautiful sight. In this article, you can find out what to do about rhododendron problems such as yellow leaves, black buds or feeding marks. Even though the evergreen shrubs are very low-maintenance, the genus Rhododendron is prone to fungal diseases and…

Springtails: identification & treatment

Springtails: identification & treatment

Springtails like to romp about in potting soil. But are these small insects harmful at all and do they need to be controlled? Springtails (Collembola) are usually found in the soil where they feed on rotting plant material and fungi. Generally, there is enough of…

Root rot in plants: symptoms & treatment

Root rot in plants: symptoms & treatment

Sadly, root rot often ends the life of our beloved plants. Find out here how to correctly recognise, prevent and treat root rot. Root rot is a common disease in plants. If the base of the plant begins to look soft and wilted, it can…

Chafer grubs: treatment, identification & prevention

Chafer grubs: treatment, identification & prevention

Chafer grubs are larvae of different beetle species. While some can do a lot of damage, others can be useful helpers in the garden. The grubs are the larvae of the scarab beetle family Scarabaeoidea. The most common beetles of this family are the May…

Natural aphid control: 10 homemade remedies

Natural aphid control: 10 homemade remedies

What’s the matter, is something bugging you? No need to fret, these ten household remedies eliminate the annoying aphids – without any chemicals. Aphids are terrible pests: it can seem as though these insects appear in the garden overnight. They weaken the plants and, as…

9 homemade remedies for box caterpillar treatment

9 homemade remedies for box caterpillar treatment

The box tree moth is a real nuisance. We have summarised the best and most effective household remedies to eliminate the box tree moth plague. The box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is a nemesis of many hobby gardeners. The invasive pest can pose a life-endangering threat…