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Can this schefflera be saved?

I have a large (4' tall) schefflera in my office that has been infested with aphids for a few years now. At the recommendation of a coworker, I tried half-heartedly to get rid of them one time over the course of a few weeks by spraying the leaves with a mixture of dish soap and water, but this was way too time-intensive given that I do not care about this plant at all, and I'm not sure it helped, anyway. The thing is, I feel guilty letting it slowly die an aphid-ridden death. [more inside]
posted by something something on Jul 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Insecticide related freak-out

Worrying about long-term exposure to insecticides in my home - what to do now? [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Sep 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Why did LA get sprayed with a pesticide?

Was a pesticide sprayed over Los Angeles in the late 80s? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me identify this pest (w/ microscope pictures) and suggestion on Pyrethrin

Help me identify this pest affecting my aromatic herbs (w/ microscope picture) and your suggestions on Pyrethrin [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Mar 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Why does my Home have so FEW roaches?

I rent a 50 year old ground level home that has NO pests! This in Hawaii where every home has loads of roaches, ants, etc etc. I have seen one roach in 2 1/2 years. and a neighborhood where they abound! WE have used no pesticides in the past 2 1/2 years and the house has not been tented in 5 years I am worried that at some point in the past someone treated this place with something long acting and toxic: worried for my kids mostly. Landlord says not to his knowledge. What tests could one reasonably do to see if toxins are a problem? Is this fear ridiculous?
posted by dougiedd on Nov 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Save my sunflowers from the hungry moths!

Last year, tiny (moth?) larvae ate all my giant sunflowers. What can I do to prevent this from happening again this year? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Organic Moo or Regular Moo?

Organic milk: what is the benefit? [more inside]
posted by bq on Jun 5, 2011 - 50 answers

Pesticide for toddlers

What's worse for a 2-year-old: Getting a couple mosquito bites every day or being slathered in "baby-safe" pesticide?
posted by rubadub on Jul 22, 2010 - 48 answers

THEY ARE CRAWLING ON ME AS I TYPE THIS.

My house is completely infested with brown marmorated stink bugs, and I can't take it any more. Are foggers a possible solution? And how bad are they for people, pets, and the environment? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on May 27, 2010 - 5 answers

I need to kill one pest while protecting another.

We have spiders and pill bugs in our basement. I want to spray for them, but I also have pet rats that I like to let wander around on occasion, and don't want them to get sick. Is there a natural bug spray that is rodent safe? (I know, our basement sounds like a fun place) [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Outdoor insect spray used indoors...what now?

Outdoor insect spray used indoors...what now? [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Sep 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Is it safe to eat--next summer?

Can we safely grow some vegetables or herbs in soil that that apparently has had copious amounts of pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide applied to it two years ago and probably also for several years prior? [more inside]
posted by Anisoptera on Sep 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Pet-safe Pesticides?

As usual, we skipped spring here in Texas and went straight to what my Yankee self considers summer. And with summer in Texas comes bugs -- fire ants, chinch bugs, and all kids of other assortments of creepie crawlies. Normally I'd simply diazinon the entire yard and just fuhgetabout it, but this year -- I have a puppy. A puppy that likes eating digging in dirt and rubbing her nose in it. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Mar 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Pesticide on facial tissue?

Anti-Viral Kleenex: am I putting pesticide in my nose? [more inside]
posted by fuzzy_wuzzy on Oct 29, 2005 - 9 answers

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