Three Common Tree Pests

It’s a given that insects and other pests can be bothersome to humans and animals alike. At the same time, certain pests can be troublesome for trees and plants and cause structural damage and disease. Do you know about three of the most common tree pests?

  • Aphids – These tiny insects are no strangers to landscapers, as they like to damage leaves and stems by cutting into them and drinking vital nutrients. Aphids grow to be no larger than match heads and can be multiple colors, including black, white and green.
  • Thrips – These winged pests tend to be smaller than aphids but inflict damage the same way by puncturing leaf and soft-stem tissue and sucking out the nutrients and juices. Signs of thrip damage include leaves that are discolored and malformed.
  • Whiteflies – These small, winged pests are white in color and like to feed on the bottom of leaves. Aside from causing discoloration and damage in leaves, whiteflies can spread various tree diseases.

If you notice any discoloration, peculiar damage or anything that leads you to suspect pest infestation in your Fannin trees or other existing trees you should treat them immediately with Bayer Advanced 3-In-1 Insect, Disease & Mite Control. If problems persist, give us a call, and we’d be happy to help in any way we can. Click here for more information about Bayer Advanced pest control.