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We Solved the Lace Bug and Other Insect Problems on Our Shrubs

May 1, 2014

Year before last our Rhododendrons looked sick because of a Lace Bug attack.  Lace Bugs also love to attack Azaleas.  We had scale insect problems on other shrubs as well.  I do not like the hassle of repeat sprays and trying to get the timing exactly right and the difficulty of having to spray the undersides of the leaves to stop insect damage.  My solution:  A good systemic insect control to protect the plant from the inside/out with just one treatment to the soil.  (A systemic insect control is absorbed by the plant roots to get inside the plant to protect it.)  I had great success with Ortho Tree & Shrub Insect Control Ready to Use Granules.  One spring application did the trick for all of last year.  I treated again this spring and our plants look great!

Our Rhododendrons are thriving now that they are not being attacked by Lace Bugs!

Our Rhododendrons are thriving now that they are not being attacked by Lace Bugs! (Click picture to enlarge)

 

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