Garden Pests

Central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are home to a wide variety of harmful insects and other pests that damage lawns, landscapes, and trees. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms that indicate the presence of specific pests, and how to control them to minimize damage to your property. We focus on organic treatments and integrated pest management (IPM) to ensure the health of your plants, as well as our environment.

boxwood leafminer

Boxwood Leafminer – A Major Pest Of Boxwood Shrubs

Have you seen small orange flies swarming around your boxwood shrubs? Spring is Boxwood Leafminer mating season! What can you do about them? Find out here.
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Close-up of two eastern tent caterpillars, destructive pests in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Controlling Eastern Tent Caterpillars in Your NJ Landscape

If your trees have "tents" in the branches and are losing leaves, it's probably the Eastern tent caterpillar. Learn how to identify and control this pest.
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remove ash trees in winter to control emerald ash borer

Control Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in New Jersey: Remove Ash Trees in Winter

According to the NJ Department of Agriculture, ALL ash trees in NJ are at high risk for EAB infestation within the next few years. Control the spread of EAB by removing infected ash trees during the winter - it's an ideal time to take down trees without damaging your lawn.
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Emerald Ash Borer in NJ and PA

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options In NJ & PA

There are several available EAB treatment options but they vary immensely in terms of effectiveness, safety and environmental impact. Learn about the available options and why we only recommend trunk injection with TreeAzin to treat emerald ash borer.
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gypsy moth in NJ

Gypsy Moth: How to Protect Your Property

Gypsy moth is one of the most destructive forest insect pests to infect woodland areas & shade trees. Here's what to look for and how to stop their spread.
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Japanese beetles

Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs - the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.
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Lace Bugs: Identification, Damage & Treatment

Heavy infestations of lace bug weaken plant health and vigor, leaving them vulnerable to other insect damage, disease and environmental stress.
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spotted lanternfly with wings outspread

Facts About Spotted Lanternfly In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Spotted lanternfly is a destructive, invasive pest that has recently spread from Pennsylvania into New Jersey where it's damaging crops, trees, fruit, herbs and more. Learn how to identify and report it, your treatment options and why removing Tree of Heaven is a good idea.
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overwintering tick on leaf emerge early spring

Protect Yourself From Over-Wintering Deer Ticks

Did you know that our cold winter temperatures here in New Jersey do NOT kill off the deer tick population? Many of them manage to survive over the winter and come back in the spring hungry and ready to start feeding.
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tiger mosquito sucking blood

Protecting Yourself From Mosquitoes in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Few things turn an outdoor gathering from memorable to miserable faster than pesky - and disease-carrying - mosquitoes. Learn the things you can do to minimize the risk of mosquito bites, and how we can help.
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deer repellent

Does Deer Repellent Really Prevent Deer Damage?

We're often asked if deer repellent spray is a good way to stop deer from eating plants and shrubs, particularly during the tough winter months when it seems like deer will eat anything they can reach. Here's the straight answer and our application advice.
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How To Protect Your Shrubs From Winter Deer Damage

Deer can damage more plants in winter than the cold, snow, ice and wind. Learn how to protect your shrubs and trees from hungry deer. Here in central NJ and PA, start your protection efforts in fall (October/November is best) for the best results.
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