Aphids on Crape Myrtles

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Written by Evie Baltzer, LawnAmerica Horticulturist       Aphids are a big problem for Crape Myrtles every year and this year is no different. If you have a Crape Myrtle with wet, sticky leaves and tiny white to greenish yellow bugs all over the underside, then you probably have aphids. In this region, aphids primarily affect Crape… Read more »

Dormant Oil Treatments Now Prevents Insect Damage Later

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Now is the perfect time to combat certain insect pests that can damage trees and shrubs later on in the season, with the application of a dormant oil treatment. Most commercially available horticultural or dormant oils  are refined from petroleum oil with the impurities filtered out. This is then combined with an emulsifying agent that allows… Read more »