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Black Twig Borer

Black Twig Borer (Xylosandrus compactus) is a species of a scolytid beetle and is one of the few ambrosia beetles that will infest healthy or stressed plants. The adult beetle is solid black, shiny,...

Storm & Weather Damage

Landscape plants are often subject to damage caused by environmental stresses, including lightning, wind, snow or ice. It is important to know how and when to offer aid to a damaged plant to save...

Barklice

Description & Habits Barklice are members of the order Psocoptera, and there are over 300 species in 26 families in the United States and Canada. They are small and, with few exceptions,...

Pesticide Safety

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill, repel, or control organisms that are considered pests. “Pests” are defined as organisms that prey on, kill, and feed on desirable plants, animals, and humans....

Crawfish Chimneys

Crayfish or crawfish chimneys can make the landscape look unsightly in areas where water saturates the ground. In addition, chimneys cause problems for the homeowner when trying to mow the lawn....

Elm Zigzag Sawfly

Introduction The elm zigzag sawfly, or EZS, (Aproceros leucopoda) is an invasive pest that defoliates native and nonnative elm (Ulmus) species. Originally from East Asia, this pest has affected elms...

Phylloxera of Pecan

Phylloxerans are tiny, aphid-like insects that cause galls on plants as a result of their feeding. Once the feeding damages the leaf tissue, the plant tries to compartmentalize the wound. Then a...

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