Japanese Beetles and Bagworms

Are your plants infested with these unwanted guests?

Japanese Beetles:

japanese beetles on a leaf

Homeowners often first notice these beetles when they see the skeletonizing of outdoor plants.  Upon closer inspection of the plant, the adult beetles are easily seen as they feed on foliage.  The adults are also active fliers and can be observed around trees, shrubs and the lawn.  DO NOT use any Beetle Traps that you hang from trees.  These traps actually attract beetles up a mile away and bring them into your property.

Most Commonly Affected Plants:

Linden Trees, Birch Trees, Bald Cypress, Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, Crabapple Trees, Buckthorns, Roses, and Althea

Bagworms:

a row of bagworms on a tree

The bagworm has a voracious appetite and is considered a serious pest.  Host trees develop damaged foliage that will kill the tree if left unchecked.  The worms create a casing from foliage that resembles a cocoon mostly on evergreen trees.  If you see these in your trees you may pull off the sacks and throw into a container of soapy water to prevent any future eggs from hatching.

Most Commonly Affected Plants:

Junipers, Arborvitaes, Spruce Trees, Cedar Trees, Pine Trees, Buckthorns

Both of these pests can be sprayed to eliminate further damage.

You can schedule your spraying before any damage occurs to you plants and trees by contacting us at 402-830-2907.

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