Gardeners should inspect their shrubs' foliage and branches weekly for signs of insect infestations and treat any problems as soon as possible, according to New Mexico State University. Identify the insect and apply an insecticide suitable for use on that particular plant species and for the specific pest. Early treatment allows for easier insect control, less plant damage and using fewer pesticides.
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For over 25 years, Joyce Starr has owned businesses dealing with landscape & design, lawn maintenance, specialty herbs and a garden center. She holds certificates in landscape design and xeriscaping. Starr shares her passion for nature in her writing, publishing articles on horticulture, outdoor recreation, travel as well as business.