Edmonton Exterminator: Doctor tips on pest control

Sometimes it is not so easy to find the causes of sick plants. Not so for Edmonton Exterminator. The exterminator expert is called when no one knows anymore. He knows almost all diseases and pests and knows what you can and can do against them. The horticultural engineer originally comes from the field of nursery, with vegetables and especially with the diseases and pests that occur on this, he knows only limited.

And many private individuals use the offer of the “plant doctor”. His visit offers them the opportunity to bring sick or infested plants or parts of them into the circle teaching garden and show them to the expert because even for him it is much easier to make a diagnosis when he meets the patient face to face.

Pear grid

It is a hostile mushroom that spends the summer on pears and the winter in many juniper species and even species. Symptoms at the juniper: spindle-like thickenings on the shoots swell up when it gets wet. Symptoms of the pear: discoloration and spots on the upper surfaces of the leaves, from about mid-May.

Kohleule Night butterfly

Night butterfly, which lays its eggs on the undersides of cabbage plants, its caterpillars can drill into the cabbages and thus reduce the yield.  To fight with install the culture protection net, crush egg yolk.

Allium fly: Miner

Fly with two generations per year, which lays its eggs in the stalks of onion or leeks. The hatched larvae dig themselves down within the stems until they hatch, causing curvature of the foliage of the vegetables.


It looks ugly, but are only half as bad. So with ornamental plants rather turn a blind eye, the combating beneficial population usually sets itself. To fight with it spray vegetables with soft soap (1 tablespoon per 1 teaspoon of water) until dripping wet, 3-4 times 2-3 days apart, rinse with garden hose (sharp jet).

Sclerotinia on salad

It’s a fungal disease whose spores can last up to 10 years in the soil. Infested plants look like they have a cotton-like coating, eventually they become slimy and you find the black fruiting bodies, the so-called sclerotia. Dispose of contaminated plant material in the household waste.


Its fungal disease on hollyhocks, yellow-whitish spots on the upper surfaces of the leaves, orange pustules underneath.Dispose of contaminated plant material in the household waste.

Apple spun moth:

It’s basically a harmless butterfly whose caterpillars build a cuddly nest of webs that protects them from rain and from birds. If the caterpillars become butterflies, they migrate and the webs disappear. It does not hurt the trees. In September apply glue rings to the affected trees, collect.

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