Early Warning Signs
Once there is significant damage, extreme measures need to be taken to combat scale, mites, and adelgid. However, if caught in time, Horticultural Oil is a green, eco-friendly way to treat them. Knowing what to look for is key to spotting trouble early.
Check your trees for the following warning signs:
- white cottony spots
- rust colored needles
- major needle loss or excessive thinning
These insects can damage trees and shrubs in the following ways;
- suck the sap out of plants, zapping nutrients from the plant
- stunt plant growth
- secrete “honeydew”, a sticky, sugary secretion that turns to black, sooty mold
- attract bees, wasps, and ants to your property
If you see any of these signs, it is imperative that you call your ISA Certified Giroud Arborist right away. He will be able to identify the problem and get you started on a treatment program ASAP! He will also determine if your trees and shrubs are good candidates for the Horticultural Oil, or if they need a stronger program.