Category Archives: Insects

Scout Evergreens Early to Combat Insects & Mites This Week

Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). It is still a good time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the white … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Horticultural Oil App’s Coming Soon!

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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Fall Pest Management on Beech and Pear

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produced to protect their eggs in late summer. 

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Injectable Solutions for Landscape Trees

Emerald ash borer adults are laying eggs. Injectable insecticides are available to help keep trees healthy.

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Still Lots Of Opportunities For IPM

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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Japanese Beetles Are Here!

                 Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are starting to take flight in southern Ontario!

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IPM This Week (June 10)

Foliar diseases such as Anthracnose can be seen on deciduous trees in the landscape, especially on maple, ash and oak.  The fungus infects leaf tissue as it is emerging, especially during cool, wet springs.  Fungal infection causes some distortion and … Continue reading

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good coming out of the winter?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow leaves? Can you see any yellow-green-brown spots?

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Leps Looking Moderate-High in Some Areas

            Seeing holes in newly emerged leaves but all you can find are dark, fuzzy little caterpillars?  Gypsy moth larvae have also begun to feed.  Look for holes in leaves and turn over inspect  leaf … Continue reading

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Insect Pests on Evergreens Right Now

Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). It is still a good time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the white … Continue reading

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