pests  trees


Question by  Me2 (36)

What are the most common arborvitae pest?

I have something attacking my arborvitae tree, I have no idea how to treat it or what it is.


Answer by  vamomma (12)

Aphids can attack arborvitae. The leaves turn yellow, brown, or wilt if the damage is from aphids. Spider mites cause the leaves to turn gray. Check your local garden supply store to see if they have products to help control these pests. If this doesn't work, you could also contact an arborist, a professional who treats diseased trees for help.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Bagworms and mites can be eliminated with organic sprays or insecticides(orthene is used often). Sevin Dust is another prevention aid. In cold months animals and rodents will snack on the arborvitae, especially deer and rabbits. To eliminate the animal problem, placing a mesh fence around the tree can be a significant help.


Answer by  jalucia (936)

Aphids and leafminer are common. For both of these pests, you can spray with an insecticidal soap once every 5-7 days. (Too much soap causes burning. ) Oftentimes home remedies work just as well as chemicals. So, you can mix 3 level tsp soap powder with 1 gallon of water in a spray bottle.


Answer by  Destiany (107)

Bagworms are common on Arborvitae, however, Arborvitae leafminer's are also well known pests. Spruce Spider Mites, Strawberry Root Weevils and Spittlebugs also are well known pests for Conifers.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Fungal diseases can attack all parts of the tree from the roots to the leaves. Sunscald and leafminers are the main killers.


Answer by  sishir (62)

if the tree is attack by something like Bagworms and mites,you can use organic sprays or insecticides to eliminate them.

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