- Southern red mite (azalea, camellia, holly) – Spray for these pests
- Armored scales (boxwood, camellia, holly, gardenia, etc.) - Treat with dormant oil
- Bagworms - Prune them out
- Maple borers - Prune out infected small branches with these pests.
- Lecanium scale - Treat with dormant oils
- Spruce spider mite - Spray for these pests
Twig pruners and twig girdlers - Prune and destroy dead branches. Destroy any fallen branches to prevent reemergence.
The key it to be vigilant throughout the winter. If you notice browning or odd performance in your landscape plants, have a close look. Inspect branches as well as tops and bottoms of leaves.
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