Leaf Miners

Are you worried about your boxwoods because there appears to be something mining the inside of the leaves? What you see are most likely boxwood Leaf Miner’s which can be a major pest of boxwoods. Leaf Miner’s don’t have picks and shovels to mine the leaves of boxwoods, but they do eat away the inside […]

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What Are Ladybugs Doing in My House?

Why Are Ladybugs In My House During the Winter? Have you ever wondered why you find ladybugs in your home during the winter? They seek warmth to hibernate during the cold winter months, entering your house through small cracks along window sills, doorways and under clapboards. Ladybugs gather in groups when they hibernate, so if […]

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Tea Scale – A Common Pest

Tea scale has been reported on camellias throughout the Mid-Atlantic, South and in California. In the Southeast, tea scale is a serious pest of camellias as well as Chinese and Japanese hollies. It has also been reported on bottlebrush, dogwood, ferns, euonymus, mango, Satsuma orange, tea plant, orchids, and yaupon. Tea scales occur primarily on […]

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Fall Web Worm

Native to North America, the fall web worm occurs throughout the United States and southern Canada. Its hosts include more than 100 species of deciduous forest, shade, and fruit trees, with preferences varying from region to region. Newly emerged larvae immediately begin to spin a silken web over foliage on the terminal portions of the […]

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Bagworms

The bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, is an interesting pest of ornamental shrubs and trees. The spindle-shaped bag that the larva carries around as it feeds characterizes this insect. The larva constructs the bag from silk and covers it with bits and pieces of leaves and twigs from the host plant. Therefore, the bag looks quite different […]

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How to Remove Moles from Your Lawn

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a mole filled landscape. **PLEASE NOTE** Virginia Green Lawn Care DOES NOT treat for Moles or Voles Moles are burrowing mammals often inhabiting residential lawns. They are especially common around wooded lots and natural areas. Tunneling tears the roots of turf potentially causing extensive damage. However, moles benefit the soil […]

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Winter Treatments for Spring Lawn Insects

Here at Virginia Green, we are applying winter treatments now to prevent spring lawn insects. There aren’t many pests in our landscape that are active in the winter, but we can take steps now to reduce their activity in the spring. Removing Leaves Helps Prevent Lawn Pests I always recommend for homeowners wanting to rid […]

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How To Identify Insects in Your Lawn

With over a million insects on the earth it can be difficult to name the insect you are observing at the time. Insecta, which is a class of the phylum Arthropoda, is the most diverse group of organisms. The class Insecta encompasses all of the insects on earth and is often divided into twenty nine […]

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