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Insect Control Chart

BLACK VINE WEEVIL
Damage Crescent-shaped notches along leaf margin
Plants damaged Taxus (Yew), Hemlock, Rhododendron
Damage occurs June-July
Control Bonide Systemic Insect Control - Use June 10th, 20th, 30th, foliar spray, preventative & curative
Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Control
 - Use June 10th, 20th, 30th; foliar spray; preventative & curative

BRONZE BIRCH BORER
Damage Top of tree suddenly dies and wilts; gouting of the branches; d-shaped holes found in bark
Plants damaged Betula (Birch)
Damage occurs May-June
Control Bonide's Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew - Use May 15, soil drench, spray lower 4-5' of trunk, preventative
Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Control
- Use April 1, soil drench, spray lower 4-5' of trunk, preventative


DOGWOOD BORER

Damage Damaged area of trunk/branch swells and bark falls off; leaves turn red prematurely in mid-summer on lone branch; infested branch dies
Plants damaged Cornus (Dogwood)
Damage occurs May-June
Control Bonide's Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew - Apply May 1st, May 15th & May 30th, spray lower trunk and branches, preventative
Bayer Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Control - Apply April 1st, soil drench and lower trunk and branches, preventative

RHODODENDRON BORER
Damage Appears to be drought stress - foliage loses color and dies, entry holes close to ground
Plants damaged Rhododendron
Damage occurs May-June
Control Bonide's Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew - Apply May 1st, May 15th & May 30th, lower stems and branches, preventative

PINE TIP SHOOT MOTH
Damage Web spun on current year's growth, yellow/brown needles, dead top of tree
Plants damaged Pine
Damage occurs June
Control Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Control - Apply April 1st for trees 1-15' tall or apply October 15th for plants over 15' tall for control for the next season, preventative

CATERPILLARS
Damage Defoliation of trees and shrubs
Plants damaged Numerous
Damage occurs May-June
Control Bonide's Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew - Use in 10-14 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative

GYPSY MOTH
Damage Defoliation of trees and shrubs
Plants damaged Trees
Damage occurs June
Control Bonide's Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew - Use late April or early May in 10-14 day intervals, spray underneath leaves, curative

SAWFLY
Damage Needles wilt, turn brown and appear somewhat straw-like, surface of needle is eaten or entire needle is eaten
Plants damaged Mugho Pines (Mugo Pines)
Damage occurs May-June
Control Malathion/Sevin/Eight - 3 sprays at 7-10 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative

MAGNOLIA SCALE
Damage Branch usually totally encrusted in scales; branch dies; under-developed leaves
Plants damaged Magnolia
Damage occurs May-August
Control Dormant Oil or Bayer Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Control - Apply late March to entire trunk and branches, preventative
Alternate sprays of All Seasons Spray Oil & Eight
- 6 total sprays at 7-10 day intervals, spray entire trunk and branches, curative
Bonide Systemic Insect Control - 6 total sprays at 7-10 day intervals, spray entire trunk and branches, curative

PINE NEEDLE SCALE
Damage Yellow needles; from a distance, trees appear frosted or silvery; twigs and branches may die
Plants damaged Conifers
Damage occurs May-July
Control Dormant Oil or Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub - Apply late March to entire plant, preventative
Alternate Sprays of All Seasons Oil & Eight - Apply 6 total sprays at 7-10 day intervals, spray entire trunk and branches, curative

EUONYMUS SCALE
Damage Branch usually totally encrusted in scales; branch dies; under-developed leaves
Plants damaged Euonymus
Damage occurs May-July
Control Dormant Oil - Apply late March to entire plant, preventative
Alternate Sprays of All Seasons Oil & Eight
- Apply 6 total sprays at 7-10 day intervals, spray entire trunk and branches, curative

MITES
Damage Tiny yellow or white speckles on leaf; foliage takes on a yellow or bronzed cast; foliage drops prematurely
Plants damaged Numerous
Damage occurs All Summer
Control Bayers 3n1 Insect, Disease & Mite Control or Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max or Bonide Systemic Insect Control or Neem Oil - spray in 7-10 day intervals, apply spray when blooms fade and again in 10 days, spray underneath leaves, curative

LACE BUG
Damage Yellow or whitish spots on upper leaf surface; totally yellow leaves; early leaf drop; dark spots underneath leaf
Plants damaged Azalea, Pieris, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel
Damage occurs All Summer
Control Bayer's Azalea, Camellia & Rhododnedron Insect & Disese Control - apply when blooms fade; soil drench; preventative/curative
Bonide Systemic Insect Control or Neem Oil - spray 7-10 day intervals after flowers fade, spray underneath leaves, curative

THRIPS
Damage Leaves will turn brown and curl; defoliation
Plants damaged Numerous
Damage occurs All summer
Control Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max or Eight - spray in 10-14 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative
Bonide's Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew - spray in 5-7 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative

APHIDS
Damage Distorted leaves and stems, plants covered in honeydew or black sooty mold
Plants damaged Numerous
Damage occurs May-August
Control Eight or Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max or Neem Oil - spray at 10 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative
Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Control - spray late April and late June, soil application, preventative

LEAFMINER
Damage Upper and lower layer of leaves are eaten; tree looks dead with wilted brown leaves
Plants damaged Birch, Holly and Inkberry
Damage occurs June-July
Control Bayer Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Control - apply in June, foliar spray, curative
Bonide Systemic Granules or Bayer Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Control - apply late April, soil application, preventative

ROSE MIDGE
Damage Bent or misshapen buds and withering stem tips; buds and growing shoots turn brown and finally black
Plants damaged Roses and buds
Damage occurs July
Control Bonide Systemic Insect Control - apply at 10-14 day intervals, foliar spray, curative

BAGWORM
Damage Defoliation of trees and shrubs; brown foliage; foliage loss; "sacks" visible with caterpillars inside
Plants damaged Numberous; Arborvitate very susceptible
Damage occurs July-August
Control Bonide Systemic Insect Control or Ortho Max or Sevin/Eight or Bonide's Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew - apply 3 sprays 10-14 days apart beginning late April and early May, foliar spray, curative

JAPANESE BEETLES
Damage Skeletonized leaves; beetles present
Plants damaged Numerous (especially plants in the Cherry family, roses)
Damage occurs Late June-July
Control Bonide Systemic Insect Control or Sevin/Eight or Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max  - apply in 7-10 day intervals, spray entire plant, curative

GRUBS
Damage Appears first as drought stress; dead grass in irregular patches; grubs present when turf is rolled back
Plants damaged Lawn
Damage occurs September
Control Bonide's Grub Beater or Bayer's Season Long Grub Control - Apply June 15th to August 15th, apply to entire lawn, preventative
Bayer's 24-Hour Grub Killer - Apply in September or early spring, apply to entire lawn, curative

FLEAS
Damage Present on pets or in home
Plants damaged Lawn
Damage occurs Summer
Control Powerforce Multi-Insect Killer or Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max - can use all summer, apply to entire lawn, curative

CHINCH BUGS
Damage Irregular patches of turf begin to turn yellow and straw-colored; patches continue to become larger in spite of watering
Plants damaged Lawn
Damage occurs June-July
Control Powerforce Multi-Insect Killer or Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max - use anytime during summer, apply to entire lawn, curative

SOD WEBWORM
Damage Often mistaken for heat and drought stress; small dead patches of grass among normally growing grass; turf thinning
Plants damaged Lawn
Damage occurs June-July
Control Powerforce Multi-Insect Killer; Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max - apply anytime in summer, apply to entire lawn, curative

SLUGS
Damage Chewed foliage
Plants damaged Hosta
Damage occurs April-June
Control Sluggo - apply during wet periods, curative

ANTS
Damage Present around home
Plants damaged  
Damage occurs All year
Control Ortho Home Defense or Powerforce Multi-Insect Killer - Use May through September, apply around home perimeter, preventative and curative
 

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