After investing in your property, the last thing you want to happen is damage due to insects. Insects can harm the health of plants as well as hurt the aesthetic appeal of the garden. In order to address insect damage, identify which insects are hurting the landscaping.
- Japanese beetles tend to eat away at leaves and flowers, often they will leave the skeleton of the leaf or flower behind.
- Slug damage can be identified by the bite marks on the edges of leaves, traces of silvery slime on chewed leaves or large holes in tender leaves.
- Bagworm damage comes from the cocoon-looking bags that they fill with up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs then hatch and spread to other trees, munching on evergreen trees.
- Spider mites are small arachnids (relatives of spiders) that live on the underside of leaves and drink plants fluids out of leaves. They form tight webs around leaves and decrease plant health.