How to monitor box tree caterpillar

How to monitor box tree caterpillar

Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is a significant pest of box bushes (Buxus spp.). The attractive lush green foliage and decorative architecture of the box bush can be devastated by feeding box caterpillars, and if pest numbers are high enough can results in complete defoliation of the box plant.
Birchmeier Sprayers

Birchmeier Sprayers

Garden sprayers come in a range of sizes and designs to suit a wide variety of uses. They offer convenience, be it from watering plants to applying cleaning materials as well as spraying plant fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals.
What is the best organic fertiliser in the UK?

What is the best organic fertiliser in the UK?

All plants need plenty of nutrients to grow and thrive. They will mostly get this from the soil, but sometimes we want to give them a little bit of help. A good fertiliser will provide all of the nutritional elements to support strong vigorous growth for beautiful plants.
Nematodes Guide

Nematodes Guide

Nematodes are one of the most common animals on earth. There are over 20,000 different species of nematodes.
Box moth and box caterpillar

Box moth and box caterpillar

The box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is the adult (moth) life-stage of the box tree caterpillar. This insect is pest of box bushes (Buxus spp.), a common decorative garden plant. 
How to get rid of bed bugs

How to get rid of bed bugs

Bedbugs (or bed bugs, Cimex sp.) are a group of parasitic insects. They feed on blood of animals and humans. Bedbug feeding can result in red bite marks over your skin where they have bitten you. Whilst the bite itself does not hurt, the bedbug bites can be very itchy and may become swollen and painful.
InsectoSec tape treatment against bed bugs

InsectoSec tape treatment against bed bugs

Bedbugs (or bed bugs, Cimex sp.) are an increasing problem in UK homes and hotels. Changes in human behaviour with increased movement are helping to spread the pest insect as we transport it along with our belongings. This coupled with increasing human population density providing them with more food and their development of resistance to chemical insecticide treatments means it is becoming harder to kill them.