Saturday, August 4, 2007

Landscape Pests of Concern in August

* Yellow jacket populations are nearing their peak, with a
higher likelihood of negative encounters.
* Bagworms will be large and stripping Leyland cypress trees and junipers, remove by hand as there are no effective chemicals now.
* Fall webworms will be very noticeable in pecan, sourwood, wild cherry and hickory trees.
* Be on the lookout for fall armyworms in turf, especially newly-sodded lawns.
* Cicada killer wasps may be more noticeable.
* Spider mite injury is now very evident.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.