Tree & Shrub Insect Control: Black Vine Weevil

These pest feed on a wide variety of plants during the summer months, from trees to shrubs and flowers to vines. The adult stage feed along the edges of the leaf leaving crescent-shaped damage and chew marks while the larvae feed on the root of the plant.

Light feeding usually does not do enough damage to warrant an insect pesticide, though it can look unsightly. If populations increase and infestations build, this pest may cause long-term damage and may need an insecticide. They are nocturnal and prefer moist, warm soil with one generation per year.

Trees and shrubs Attacked:

Ashes, Azaleas, Euonymus, Fruit trees/bushes, Hemlocks, Rhododendrons, Yews.

Damage to look for :

What homeowners can do:

If you believe your trees or shrubs have insect activity, call Grounds Services today for a no-obligations visit at 419-536-4344.

 

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