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The lacebug is a relatively new insect to the Willamette Valley effecting the rhododendron and azalea population. The treatment program calls for three applications at different times of year to address different stages of the insect’s development.
The first application will be made in the spring to target the nymph and larval stages of the insect. This service is completed by placing a systemic insecticide into the root zone of the affected plants either by drench or injection method. This will allow the insecticide to translocate through the plant vascular system. The juvenile insects are controlled when they attempt to feed off of the leaf material.
Additionally, we will make two foliar applications of a registered insecticide, in early and mid-summer, to target the adult lacebug. This two pronged approach will give you good control and will help to protect your landscape plants.