There are such a wide variety of pests that can infest your yard’s trees and shrubs that it’s too much to include here. One way to prevent pest infestation on your ornamental trees and shrubs is to keep your flower beds and fence rows clean and your lawn mowed. Dense vegetation and dying organic matter can attract bugs and insects to your yard.
If you’re already suffering from bugs and insects on your ornamental plants, the first thing you have to do is properly identify the pest. Misidentification can result in frustration and wasted time and money. Once the pest is identified you will need to start a rigorous treatment plan with the proper pesticide applied at the proper times. Multiple applications, including while the insects are dormant, are usually required, but it depends on the severity of the infestation.