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Bugs on Citrus; Friend or Foe?

Most people who see any bug in the garden automatically assume that it is a “bad bug" or harming their plants.

It’s really important to know the difference between the good, the bad and those that aren't quite so attractive.

I always recommend people wash their trees a few times during the summer when they fertilize, as a pest preventative.

Washing with dawn dish soap and warm water with a washcloth helps if there is honeydew on the leaves.

Presently I have a spider that has decided to make himself a home in my Meyer Lemon. He popped out of the thick foliage and introduced himself in late spring, when I fertilized the trees and was doing the normal washing of the trees.

I named him Eli and decided he can stay as long as he wishes. I left Eli’s home alone and moved on to washing the other trees. Eli is protecting my tree from predatory insects.

Interesting enough, of all my citrus trees, the one tree that Eli has taken residence in, is the healthiest of all my trees.

I made the right decision in allowing him to stay, so he gets free room and board. I just wish the rest of his family would have joined him in moving into the trees next to him.

Right next to Eli's tree, is a tree that had a recent visitor,  the infamous leaf miner.

Although admittedly Eli's family may not have been able to prevent the mining operation that is ongoing,  one can hope Eli was on his toes, because no mining operation is occurring in his home.

The little guy you allow to live, could be the best of all preventatives.

Please make certain the bug you kill is your enemy, because predators can do a better job of protecting your investment, because they are on guard 24/7.

Moral to the story, distinguish between Friend and Foe.
Nancy

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