Tag Archive: pest control

Nov 02

Pest of the Month – October 2017

SNAILS and SLUGS Photos: Angela Liu  Arborists are concerned about land mollusks – snails, slugs, and semi-slugs – because ornamental woody plants provide hiding places for these pests. Tree seedlings, young leaves and tree fruit also provide forage for these gastropods. Exotic snail species are introduced when plant materials (landscaping supplies, Christmas trees, etc.) are …

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Mar 20

Pest of the Month – March 2017

Light-brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) * This pest is not currently in Hawai’i. AAA raises awareness of potential pest threats so that arboriculture professionals and residents alike can help our state monitor and identify pest problems when they arise.   Description: Described by University of Florida as “extremely polyphagous”, this insect threatens ecological, agricultural, and …

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