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Pest Control for March to Early April

Pest Control for March to Early April

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. Back to helpful hints.

 

 

Plant Pest Action
Cherry Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Look for and prune out black-brown egg masses encircling thin twigs.

Crabapple
Hardwoods Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth

Inspect for egg masses and remove if few in number.

Hemlock Hemlock Eriophyid Mite

Hemlock Eriophyid Mite

Inspect upper surface of needles for tiny, white, cigar-shaped mites. Treat with All Season’s Spray Oil as needed.

Maple Pear Thrips

Pear Thrips

Install yellow sticky traps if a concern. Inspect traps periodically for tiny yellow-brown thrips.

Pine European Pine Sawfly

European Pine Sawfly

Look for a series of yellow spots on new needles. Remove infested needles.

 

European Pine Shoot Moth

European Pine Shoot Moth

Inspect for brown larvae in damaged buds and tips. Treat with Bonide Borer-Miner Killer if needed.

 

Typical Aphid shape

White Pine Aphid

Look for black eggs on needles. Remove infested needles. Look for brown nymphs along stems. Check for natural enemies before deciding to treat. Treat with Bonide Borer-Miner Killer if needed.

 

White Pine Weevil

White Pine Weevil

Look for brown weevils on leaders during warm days (above 60°F). Treat with Bonide Borer-Miner Killer if needed.

Various Scales 
Aphids 
Mealybugs

Psyllids 
Mites

Inspect for presence of overwintering stages and last season's damage. Treat with All Season’s Spray Oil as needed.

 

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