Spring Means Sucking Insects

Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal, new growth … and pesky sucking insects. Aphids, psyllids and scale thrive on new plant growth and weaken plants in a few key ways. If your tree care company has a Plant Health Care department, now is the time to ask for recommendations to control these little pests.

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Aphids, psyllids and scale pierce leaves and suck out the sap, weakening the plant and stunting new growth. Because all these tiny sucking insects cause similar symptoms it’s important to have your arborist identify the exact pest in order to treat it effectively.

Watch for these symptoms:

  • Yellowing, wilting or distorted leaves
  • Dimpling or pockmarks on leaves
  • Defoliation
  • Honeydew on leaves leading to sooty mould fungus

Solutions to all these pests problems may be closer than you think. If you notice any of the symptoms above, contact your arborist right away.