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Pest Control for August

Pest Control for August

The following are the types of plants to inspect, the pest is what kind of pest you will see in your landscape, and the action is what to do when inspecting your landscape. 

 

 

Plant Pest Action
Andromeda

Andromeda Lacebug
(2nd gen.)

Inspect underside of new growth for nymphs. Treat with Bonide Eight if needed.

Birch

Bronze Birch Borer

Inspect for fresh D-shaped emergence holes and overall health. Treat trunk and branches with Bonide Borer-Miner Killer if needed.

Cherry

White Prunicola Scale

Inspect for pale white crawlers on stems and leaves. Treat with All Season’s Spray Oil if needed.

Crabapple

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Examine branch tips for shiny black egg masses and remove.

Dogwood

Dogwood Borer

Inspect trunk and large branches for holes and fresh sawdust. Destroy by hand or treat with nematodes.

Euonymus

Euonymus Scale

Inspect for red-orange crawlers on stems and leaves. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control if needed.

Hardwoods

Fall Webworm

Check tip leaves for eggs and larvae. Prune or treat with Thuricide or Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug.

 

Japanese Beetle

Examine leaves for adults and skeletonizing. Treat with Bayer Sevin if needed.

 

Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Strike branch on white surface. Check for white mites.

Honeylocust

Honeylocust Mite

Shake branch over white surface. Look for reddish-brown mites and treat with Monterey Garden Insect Spray if needed.

Juniper

Juniper Webworm

Inspect interior foliage for early mines and silken tubes. Last chance to treat with Thuricide or Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug.

Oak

Oak Skeletonizer

2nd Gen. larvae vulnerable to Thuricide or Monterey Garden Insect Spray.

Pine (soft)

White Pine Aphid

Inspect for black eggs on needles. Remove infested needles if few or treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control or All Season’s Spray Oil.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron Borer

Inspect large lower branches for holes and fresh sawdust. Destroy by hand or treat with nematodes.

Yew

Black Vine Weevil

Check burlap traps for adult weevils. Last treatment with Bayer Tree & Shrub Insect Control if needed.

 

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