Without touching the plant, identify signs of pests & damage- holes in middle of leaf
– dead spots, dead zones, yellowing or silvery spots
– dried or necrotic areas
– actual bugs
– look under leaves for droppings from large bugs
(Small, dark-green spots under leaves/plant area)

Inspect for specific pest
– Target areas that are damaged with clean hands
– Inspect top and bottom of leaf for actual pests

Spot 4 common pest characteristics
Aphids
– Don’t fly. Light green
– Create holes in leaves
– Droppings are visible

Thrips


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