11 Common Pests and Diseases That Love African Violets

african violets infected with pests and diseases looking worse for wear in a pot on a shelf.

African Violets can succumb to many different issues, depending on their environment. These delicate plants should be cared for to avoid common pest and disease infestation. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at the most common diseases and pests that you may come across when growing African Violets both indoors and outdoors.

Bean Leaf Beetle Problems? Here’s How To Handle Them

Bean leaf beetle is crawling on a green leaf with a spot next to its body.

The bean leaf beetle, or more specifically, Cerotoma trifurcata can be a major pest of soybeans and green beans as well as cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins. Cerotoma trifurcata is not to be confused with the Mexican bean beetle, which is a completely different species!  Bean leaf beetles can be various colors (yellowish-green, red, orange, or … Read more