Category Archives: Insects

A New Tool For Managing Japanese Beetles is HERE!

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

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Keep an Eye on the Weather: Horticultural Oil App’s Are 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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Did You Manage to Manage Beech Scale This Fall?

  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 produce to protect their eggs. 

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You Must Remember This?

Now is the time for dormant oil applications to smother overwintering pear leaf blister mites Continue reading

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Be On The Lookout For This Fulgorid Beast, The Spotted Lanternfly

Here’s a pest you may have heard about, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula).  It is not a fly, but a planthopper. In the Order Hemiptera, Family Fulgoridae.  It is actually a much stronger hopper than it is a flyer.  Found recently … Continue reading

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Time To Prune Boxwood and Eastern White Cedar

              Remember all those yellow spots on boxwood leaves we had this spring?  These were the feeding sites of the overwintering larvae of boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpus buxi, M. flavus).

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The Beetles Are Back Again

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

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