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Pest Control for Late June to Early July

Pest Control for Late June to Early July

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 Bonide Malathion if needed.

Birch

Aphids

Check for natural enemies before making treatment decision. If there are no natural enemies use Bayer Sevin.

Crabapple

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Examine branch tips for shiny black egg masses and remove.

 


 

Green Peach Aphids

Check for natural enemies before making treatment decision. If there are no natural enemies use Bonide Eight.

Dogwood

Dogwood Borer

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

Evergreens


 

Cottony Taxus Scale

Look for white crawlers on underside of leaves or needles. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control if needed.

Hardwoods

Cottony Maple Leaf Scale

Look for white crawlers on underside of leaves. Treat with Espoma Earth Tone Insect Control if needed.

 

Japanese Beetle

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

Holly

Cottony Camellia Scale

Inspect foliage and stems for large, white, waxy scales

Honeylocust


 

Honeylocust Mite

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

Oak

Oak Sawflies

Examine leaves for green, slug-like, larvae. Treat with Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug if needed.

Pine


 

Red-headed Pine Sawfly

Examine needles for clusters of yellow larvae. Pick off or treat with Bonide Capt. Jack’s Dead Bug if needed.

Pine (Soft)

Introduced Pine Sawfly

Inspect needles for grey-green larvae. Pick off or treat with Monterey Garden Insect Spray if needed.

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. Treat with Bayer Tree & Shrub Insect Control if needed two weeks after first captures.

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