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Category: Disease Problems

Spider Mites

Description: Spider mites are not insects but are more closely related to spiders. They have four pairs of legs, no antennae and a single, oval body.

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Wax Scales

Description: Scale insects are commonly mistaken for something other than an insect. They are small, immobile and are covered in a waxy coating. Further complicating matters

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Japanese Beetles

Description: The adult Japanese beetle is broadly oval and nearly ½ inch long. The body is a bright metallic green with darker green legs. The wings

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Euonymus Scale

Euonymus scale most often affects euonymus, camellia, boxwood, bittersweet, daphne, Eugenia, English ivy, hibiscus, holly jasmine, privet, honeysuckle, olive and pachysandra. Heavy infestations are visible

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Fall Cankerworm

Cankerworms are caterpillars when in their immature phase and develop into moths as adults. They are common native pests to hardwood trees in North America.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Description: The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a small (1/32 inch), reddish purple, aphid-like insect that covers itself with a white, fluffy secretion. It is a

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Dusky Birch Sawfly

Description: Sawfly larvae are often mistaken for caterpillars. However, sawflies are different in their habits and how they must be controlled. Caterpillars grow up to be

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Boxwood Leafminer

Description: Boxwood leafminer is the most serious insect pest that attacks boxwood. A beautiful row of boxwoods can suddenly turn yellowish in color and decline

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Borers

Description: The immature, or larval stage of insects, particularly beetles and moths, that feed on wood rather than leaves or plant juices are referred to

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