There are ants crawling in my citrus tree and sticky stuff on the leaves and fruit. There is black sooty substance on the fruit itself. What is this?
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Added September 15, 2014
After the subterranean termite, the western drywood termite, Incisitermes minor, is California's second most important termite pest. Drywood termites are difficult to detect. They live deep inside wood and except during periods when they swarm or when repair work is being done on infested homes, they are seldom seen. The most common sighting of drywood termites is when flying adults (or...
Added September 12, 2014
Praying mantids are, oh, so patient. They perch on a flower, their spiked forelegs seemingly locked in a praying position, and wait to ambush unsuspecting prey. A green praying mantis recently did just that on our cosmos. Usually we have to hunt for the mantids because they are so camouflaged or concealed. Not this one. This one was as visible as a green elephant in a field of...
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