Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

What is a chafer beetle? The European chafer beetle is a serious lawn pest. It was introduced to Washington state in 2015. Why should you care? Chafer beetle larvae feed on the roots of turf grass. Many animals find the larvae or grubs irresistible. This includes...
Dormant oils help prevent insect damage

Dormant oils help prevent insect damage

Some unwanted insects and mites survive the winter on the bark of trees and shrubs. In Harmony applies dormant oils as needed in winter to manage these pests. We use dormant oils to control soft-bodied pests such as scales, mites and aphids. Oils are commonly used on...
Managing spider mites

Managing spider mites

Hot, dry weather is tough on plants. Plants under water stress are highly susceptible to pest damage. A common pest in landscapes and gardens is spider mites. Spider mites damage plants by sucking juice from the underside of leaves. Unfortunately, they are often not...
Lace bugs in your garden

Lace bugs in your garden

Lace bugs are a problem pest in the Pacific Northwest. Our mild climate means cold weather is unlikely to kill off lace bug in any of its life stages. We wrote about lace bugs last summer. At the time we said you could reduce the problem by taking action in the...
How to manage moles in your lawn

How to manage moles in your lawn

Last May we published a blog post on how to manage moles in your yard. It was one of our most popular blog posts ever. It’s probably because many of you struggle with these small but destructive critters. We are posting it again as a public service to our...
Early spring tree care

Early spring tree care

It’s spring, and delicate pink and white blossoms are appearing on many trees. Ah, the fragrance of a flowering cherry! Early spring is the time to prepare your trees for healthy growth this season. Get a head start on preventing pests and diseases on fruit...
How to manage root weevils

How to manage root weevils

It seems like the root weevil notching appears out of nowhere. Because the adult root weevils feed at night, we see the damage but no insects. Notched leaves, especially along the edges, are a sign that root weevils are at work. These insects primarily chew on...
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