Garden Plants and Their Problems
ENEMY DAMAGE CONTROL
Fern
Scales-Fern, White, reddish, or brown Keep ferns washed off;
soft brown, scales on fronds, often with spray with nicotine-soap
Florida red, sooty mold. or Volck.
hemispherical
Mealybugs White, cottony ovals on Keep ferns washed off;
  fronds. spray with nicotine-soap
    or Volck.
Red spiders Plants yellowing, dusty. Keep syringed; spray with
    Aramite.
Florida fern Green or black, white- Dust with rotenone or
caterpillar striped larvae feed at night DDT.
  in South.  
Fir
Bagworms Small bags hanging from Cut off; spray with lead
  twigs. arsenate in June.
Balsam twig Small white cottony aphid Spray with nicotine-soap.
aphid on needles.  
Spruce mite Foliage grayish, webby. Spray with Aramite.
Forget-Me-Not
Flea beetles Small jumping black beetles Use Tri-ogen when you
  riddle leaves with holes. spray roses, or dust with
    DDT.
Crown rot See Ajuga.  
Forsythia
Four-lined plant Small tan circles on new Spray or dust with DDT.
bug leaves which may wilt.  
Foxglove
Thrips Foliage turns rusty, has Try lindane, or DDT.
  black specks of excrement.  
Red spiders Leaves grayish or yellow. Aramite or other miticide.
Fuchsia
Whiteflies Leaves yellow, wilting, of- Dust with DDT.
  ten with sooty mold.  
Mealybugs Oval, white, cottony bugs Spray with Volck and nico-
  at leaf axils. tine or Malathon.



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