These tiny, sap-sucking pests are only about 1/8 to ½ inch in size but can be quite destructive. Long-term and/or heavy infestations of scale can be extremely damaging to the plants on which they feed, leading to leaf/needle discoloration, defoliation, stunted growth, limb dieback, vulnerability to other pests and diseases, and even plant death.Read More
Knowing when these pests and diseases are likely to appear on your trees, and the timing for effective preventive treatment, allows you to maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape with minimal use of potentially toxic chemicals.Read More
If the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like Swiss cheese, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Here’s what you can do to control them and limit the damage, as well as which plants to avoid putting in your yard.Read More
The Dayton area is plagued by a number of destructive pests that attack trees. Learning to identify them is the first step in preventing an outbreak that could seriously injure, or even kill, your trees. Here are the five worst tree pests around Dayton, what to look out for, and the trees they typically attack.Read More
Boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpusi flavus) is a common and destructive pest that causes significant damage to boxwoods here in the Dayton area, although the symptoms are often mistaken for winter injury rather than insect infestation.
Since boxwoods are such a popular shrub, it’s important to control leafminers so they don’t spread to neighboring plants and properties.Read More