1. Moles


    (Talpa europaea)Moles are cute, furry mammals – until they set up home in your garden! Here they can seriously ruin your lawn, thanks to their tunnelling activities and molehills.
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  2. Mealybug


    (Several Planococcus and Pseudococcus and other species)Mealybugs are small, sap-sucking insects that attack and damage plants. They cover themselves in a white, mealy, fluffy, wax coating – hence the name.
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  3. Lily beetle

    Lily beetle

    (Lilioceris lilii) Lily beetle is a serious pest of lilies and fritillaries. Both the brightly coloured adult beetles and the ugly larvae (grubs) eat, leaves, stems and flower buds.
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  4. Leatherjackets and chafer grubs

    Leatherjackets and chafer grubs

    (several species of Tipula, Phyllopertha horticola and Hoplia philanthus) Leatherjackets and chafer grubs eat the roots of plants, mainly lawn grasses, causing them to die. These large grubs can be found feeding in the soil.
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  5. Hemerocallis gall midge

    Hemerocallis gall midge

    (Contarinia quinquenotata) Hemerocallis gall midge is one of the few pests that attack hemerocallis (daylilies). It causes large, swollen flower buds that fail to open – meaning no flowers.
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  6. Grey squirrels

    Grey squirrels

    (Sciurus carolinensis) Grey squirrels are fascinating mammals, often delighting us with their quirky antics. However, they can cause severe disruption and damage in the garden.
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  7. Greenfly, blackfly and aphids

    Greenfly, blackfly and aphids

    (Numerous species) Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects that attack a wide range of plants and can cause stunted, curled, twisted, distorted and discoloured growth.
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  8. Fuchsia gall mite

    Fuchsia gall mite

    (Aculops fuchsiae) Fuchsia gall mite is a serious pest of fuchsias. It is a microscopic, sap-sucking mite that causes extensive distortion and galling on fuchsia shoots, leaves and flowers.
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  9. Foxes


    (Vulpes vulpes) Foxes are common visitors to both rural and urban gardens, where they can become a nuisance. They trample on plants and dig holes in the ground in search of food.
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  10. Deer


    (Muntiacus reevesi, Capreolus capreolus and others) Deer, even the smaller muntjac, are large animals that cause severe damage in the garden. They strip plants bare of leaves, stems and flowers, and can strip tree bark.
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  11. Caterpillars


    (numerous butterfly and moth species) The caterpillars of numerous species of butterflies and moths attack and eat the leaves and stems of a wide range of garden plants, often causing extensive damage.
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  12. Cats


    (Felis catus) Although regarded by their owners as cute and cuddly, garden owners see cats as a total nuisance. They dig up young plants and seedlings when doing their “business”.
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