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Pest Control for Late July to Early August

Pest Control for Late July to Early 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.

Azalea

Azalea Bark Scale

Inspect twig crotches for white, waxy females, pinkish eggs and crawlers. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control 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 Cherry Scallop Shell Moth

Cherry Scallop Shell Moth

Inspect foliage for silken nests and yellowish caterpillars. Prune out or treat with Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug.

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 Glover Scale

Glover Scale

Look for white crawlers on underside of leaves. Treat with All Season’s Spray Oil if needed.

Fir Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid

Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid

Look for waxy nymphs on bent needles. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control if needed.

Spruce
Hardwoods Fall Webworm

Fall Webworm

Check tip leaves for eggs and larvae. Prune or treat with Thuricide or Monterey Garden Insect Spray.


Japanese Beetle

Examine leaves for adults and skeletonizing. Treat with Bonide Malathion if needed.

  Two Spotted Spider Mite

Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Strike branch on white surface. Check for white mites.

Hemlock Hemlock Scale

Hemlock Scale

Look for white crawlers on underside of needles. Treat with All Season’s Spray Oil if needed.

Honeylocust> Honeylocust Mite

Honeylocust Mite

Shake branch over white surface. Look for reddish-brown mites and treat with Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug if needed.

  Mimosa webworm

Mimosa Webworm

Small, gray-brown larvae webbing leaflets near tips. Prune out or treat with Thuricide or Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug.

Juniper Juniper Webworm

Juniper Webworm

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

Linden Typical Aphid shape

Aphids

Check foliage for nymphs, honeydew, and natural enemies before making treatment decision.

Tulip Poplar
Pine Pine Needle Scale

Pine Needle Scale

Look for reddish-orange crawlers on needles. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control if needed.

Red-headed Pine Sawfly

Red-headed Pine Sawfly

Examine needles for clusters of yellow larvae. Pick off or treat with Monterey Garden Insect Spray if needed.

Rhododendron Rhododendron Borer

Rhododendron Borer

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

Sharpshooter Leafhoppe

Sharpshooter Leafhopper

Check new growth for large, green and orange leafhoppers. Treat with Bonide Eight if needed.

Tupelo Tupelo Leafminer

Tupelo Leafminer

Inspect leaves for eggs and early mines. Treat with Ortho System Insect Killer if needed.

Yew Black Vine Weevil

Black Vine Weevil

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

 

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