Did you know that Ambrosia beetles can infest and kill over 100 different kinds of plants? If your trees could sing Beatles tunes, we would rather they sang "I feel fine" than "Help! I need somebody . . ."
NEWS & BLOGS
Updated on July 7, 2021
Have you recently noticed small, fluffy white pests flying in the air or on trees in your yard? Is there a sticky substance all over your trees?
If you live in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding areas, the answer is more than likely yes!
The fall cankerworm is native to North America and Charlotte, NC is known to have severe cankerworm infestations. The cankerworm has a four-stage life: egg, pupa, larva, and adult; after mating in December, the female moths crawl up trees to lay eggs on twigs and small branches. As leaves come out in the spring the eggs hatch leaving some caterpillars to feed on the leaves. Cankerworms on their own typically do not kill trees; however, repeated defoliation weakens trees leaving them susceptible to other stresses.
Updated: June 2, 2021
Is your tree canopy looking a bit sparse? The culprit may be defoliators, tree bugs that love to eat the leaves and needles of trees. Some like to feast in the early season (early spring to summer), while others will satisfy their appetites in the late season (late summer to fall). By the end of this post, you'll know the difference between the two and your treatment options.