Category Archives: Insects

NOW IS THE TIME to Treat for Box Tree Moth Larvae in Toronto

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An Ill Wind That Blows No Good….#GypsyMoth 2021

First instar Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larvae have hatched and are dispersing, especially in the Southwestern part of the province!  Continue reading

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Box Tree Moth Larvae Are Starting to Feed in Toronto

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They’re BACK! Gypsy moth are hatching!

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Scout Evergreens Now to Catch Pests Early

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2021 Will Be Remembered as “The Year of the Gypsy Moth”

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Dormant Horticultural Oil App’s This Week!

Dormant oils should not be applied if the temperature is below 4C or if the temperature will approach freezing soon after application of the dormant oil spray.  The freezing temperatures can mess with the emulsion of the oil mixture and cause uneven application. Continue reading

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Egg Mass on your Christmas Tree? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Temporary Mild Weather Spell Supports Fall Dormant Oil App’s

Now that trees have dropped their leaves and the weather has turned mild for a bit, hort professionals have a short bonus shot at managing overwintering plant pests! The full, dormant rate of horticultural oil is excellent for smothering juvenile … Continue reading

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The Friyay Report – July 17th

One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape.  Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]

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