While working in residential and commercial landscapes we often encountered the same insect pests, which repeatedly damaged the same plants.
This page includes photos of these insect pests along with brief comments and descriptions of the damage caused by these insects.
Scouting for insects is done by studying twigs, checking the undersides of leaves, and closely examining growing tips of branches. A commonly used tool when scouting for insects is a 10-power hand lens magnifier.
What to look for when scouting for insects on trees, like these shiny sticky spots on Maple leaves. Further examination revealed SCALE infestation, notice them lined-up along the branches. Improve the vigor of your trees with annual fertilization in Spring.