Pests – Key To Control

Q: We recently bought some property that was formerly a hayfield. Our fruit and shade trees are being eaten alive by various pests. Is there a way to treat the entire property to keep these bugs off my trees and lawn?

A: The key to insect control is to first identify the bugs and recognize what damage, small or large, they cause. For instance, fall webworm is easy to recognize and to understand how little damage it really does. Your best reference for insect and damage identification is your local Extension office (1-800-ASKUGA1). Use a camera phone or digital camera to take pictures of what you want to identify and send to them.