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Aug/Sept Insect Management Calendar

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Information supplied by Kris Braman & Will Hudson, UGA Entomology Department
Become familiar with these pests that you may see during August and September. Notify homeowners when you find damaging levels of insects or mites.
Click on the insect names to find resources that help identify & manage these pests. Notesafter the insect’s name explain what you should do for each insect.
This publication offers help to manage landscape pests. -
For pesticide recommendations, see the Pest Control Handbook -
Azalea caterpillar – Scout and remove caterpillars or treat if needed
Two spotted spider mite – Treat with miticide as needed                                     
Citrus whitefly – Scout and treat as needed
Two-lined spittlebugs – Scout and treat if needed
Crape myrtle aphid – Treat with insecticide as needed
Bagworms – Remove bags or treat with insecticide if worms are actively feeding
Cottony maple scale – Treat with insecticide as needed
Orange striped oak worm – Scout and treat if needed
Green striped mapleworm - Scout and treat if needed
Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine and other turf – Scout and treat with insecticide if necessary
Fire Ants – Treat with insecticide - particularly baits
Cicada killer wasp – Control not usually needed
Fall Armyworms – Scout and treat if necessary
Please share this information with others in the landscape & turf industry. For more information:
Call your local Extension Agent at (800) ASK-UGA1 or locate your local Extension Office at
Pest Management Handbook (Follow all label directions when using any pesticide) -