Dusty looking spruce, arborvitae, boxwoods and rhododendrons in the fall could be signal the presence of cool season spider mites.
It’s never too early to protect your trees from gypsy moth! Across the Central and Northeastern US gypsy moths had a population boom this summer. Although we do not have firm predictions for next year yet, you can still start planning and protecting your trees now! Fall is the perfect time to check your property for gypsy moth eggs. Gypsy moths aren’t picky about where they lay their eggs. Look for them on trees, houses, trailers, fence posts, and other surfaces near your home. Usually, a few egg masses won’t severely damage your tree, but if you find more than 10 it’s time to start thinking about treatment options. Here are the two main methods for managing eggs. First, you can manually remove them by gently scraping them with a knife or paint scraper. Throw the eggs in soapy water or in your freezer. Leave them for two or more[Read More…]
Resources for managing and stopping spotted lanternfly are growing almost as quickly as this pest is spreading. We report on new resources for protecting your plants!
Eliminate stinging threats from ground nesting wasps by treating them at night when they are all tucked in their nests.
Control spider mites by mechanical control and improving conditions for predators and fungi. If needed, follow up with pesticides to rescue ailing plants.
Protect flowers from caterpillars through early detection and selective pesticides
Timing of defoliation, health, and type of tree influences the likelihood of recovery and survival
Now is the time to look for Japanese beetle injury to see if action is needed to protect your plants.
Gypsy moth has many homeowners scrambling to deal with large caterpillars stripping leaves from their trees. Don’t panic! We explain how to manage it.
Scale insects are difficult to manage because their waxy or sticky covering protects them from insecticides. Learning about their life cycle can help you protect your plants.