Aphids are small sap-sucking insects and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea also known as greenflies and blackflies. They are extremely common and are found in almost every garden.

Signs of severe aphid feeding are twisted and curled leaves, yellowed leaves, stunted or dead shoots, and poor plant growth.

A Diluted dish soap and water mixture sprayed directly on the plant might help keep these insects away from your plants.

Northern harvester termites

Northern harvester termites aka flying ants are usually associated with the first rains of the season with our houses being flooded with fallen wings but will be active whole year round if food sources are sufficient.

It only takes a few days for homeowners to notice large patches in the lawn where the grass starts to go missing as they mainly feed on grass and tunnel underneath your lawn where they store the blades until they are ready to be consumed.

Their colonies grow rapidly as a single queen is able to lay up to 25000 eggs per day.

Mole crickets

Mole crickets are cylindrical-bodied, fossorial insects about 3–5 cm long as adults, with small eyes and shovel-like forelimbs highly developed for burrowing. Their damage can be recognized by irregularly raised burrows, dying grass, and dying plants.. Their diet consists of eating plant roots and shoots and plants will start dying within mere days of feeding.

Dishop diluted in water will flush them out if it is poured over the burrows the best time of application is in early spring once the nymphs start to be active.