Tag Archives: pests

WANTED!

  Click on the image to read in full. Thanks to Spring 2012 Intern Olivia Niziolek for her great work on compiling the Jama-Coaque Insect Bible from which we drew this description of the creatures in question. Advertisements

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la caza de churros!

(the snail hunt!) best defense yet against invasive snails is applied human energy once a week their population is definitely kept in check right now. the test is likely to come when the rainy season returns, as they seem to … Continue reading

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Such Pretty Little Gusanos!

         

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Whodunnit?

These creatures are tearing through the lumber in our casita. Any idea on who they are, and how to deflect them? We believe this colorful lady to be the female to the fella above. If you have an idea, please … Continue reading

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Tree Trouble

We’ve been hit hard. Or hit where it counts at least. I. One of our steadfast providers, the papaya, has been suffering from something that winds up rotting the roots and lower trunk enough to topple a good number of … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Leafcutter Ants

Soon after the garden was fully planted, colonies leafcutter ants established and began eating the newly planted garden. The leafcutter ants consumed most of the garden except for parsley, sweet pepper and garlic, in a period of three days. The … Continue reading

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