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Fall is time to fight fire ants, says a University of Georgia entomologist. “April and September are good times to apply baits, once at the start of the season and toward the end to help control before they come back in the spring,” said Will Hudson, a professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Obscure scale is mainly found on oaks. They can also attack maple, hickory, walnut, and willow trees. Obscure scales attach to branches and feed on plant sap. Obscure scale can cause dieback of branches and limbs and may affect whole trees. These scale insects blend in so well with the bark that it is easy to mistake them for flakes of bark. Obscure scales are often a pest on stressed urban trees.
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The following are insect pests that you might expect to see during April in Georgia. Become familiar with them so you will be able to recognize them in landscapes you visit.
We have included links to more information for many of these insect pests. Click on the insect names to find online resources that can help you to identify and manage these pests.
For pesticide recommendations, see the Pest Control Handbook.
The majority of pest insects can be controlled with one of three environmentally friendly products – Horticultural Oils, Insecticidal Soaps and Bt Products.
This explains how to use benefical insects for pest control in the garden
Seven spotted Lady Beetle