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9 Common Pests
Japanese Beetles
are a very aggressive insect that conjugates on leaves and devours them , has nearly 400 host plants, can be controlled with our Japanese beetle program.

Photo Courtesy of: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, ,
attack and kill leyland cypress and other conifers, one female can lay up to 500 eggs.

Photo Courtesy of: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry Archives, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,
Fall Webworms
create large webbing in late July. Hundreds of the insect live in these webs and consume the foliage.

Photo Courtesy of: Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service,
Two Spotted Spider Mite
are a multi- generation insect that feeds on most trees and shrubs,sucking the chlorophyll from leaves and can easily kill a host plant.

Photo Courtesy of: Mississippi State University Archives, Mississippi State University,
Lace Bugs
attack azaleas, rhododendrons, cherries, oaks, by sucking the chlorophyll from the leaves.

Photo Courtesy of: USDA Forest Service - Northeastern Area Archives, USDA Forest Service,
Wood Borer
are borers that enter the tree by eating through the bark and then laying eggs in side the tree that eventually hatch and consume the tree inside out.

Photo Courtesy of: James Solomon, USDA Forest Service,
Powdery Mildew of Oak
powdery mildew , problem on most ornamental trees and shrubs.

Photo Courtesy of: Petr Kapitola, State Phytosanitary Administration,
Lecanium Scales
is a scale insect that attacks most desirable hard wood trees and ornamental shrubs, by sucking the life supporting sap.

Photo Courtesy of: James Solomon, USDA Forest Service,
are a sucking insect that attacks crape myrtles and other ornamental tree and shrubs, heavy infestation is noticeable by the black coating on the bark and leaves, this is called a black sooty mold a secondary problem that coincides with aphids. This insect gives live birth to its young towards the end of the summer to ensure survival.

Photo Courtesy of: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,

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