Have you noticed that some of your plants have discoloration or yellow or white displing on the leaves? These are both signs of lace bug infestation, which can severely affect the appearance of your plants. Lace bugs are small insects (about 1/8 of an inch) that have a lacy appearance due to a clear cell over their wings. There are over 150 species of lace bugs but in the state of Texas, the most prominent ones you will see are oak lace bug, hawthorne lace bug, cotton lace bug, and lantana lace bug. If you think your plants have been infested with lace bugs, call Fort Worth Arborist Co. at 817-975-0180! Our professional arborists are able to come up with a lace bag treatment plan for your Fort Worth, TX home or business.
Lace Bug Traits
How do you know for sure that you have lace bugs attacking your plants? If you are noticing that your oak, sycamore, ash, or hickory plants aren’t looking so hot, look on the underside of the leaf. Lace bugs make their home and feed on the plants by sucking the fluid from the leaves. The biggest trait that a lace bug is present is the appearance of black spots under the leaves.
So how do lace bugs affect your plants? While infestation is annoying, if there aren’t that many lace bugs present, the only thing they will do is alter the appearance of your plant’s leaves. If there are a significant number of lace bugs, it can cause damage that leads to the death of the plant, but mostly infestation of lace bugs cause a decline in aesthetic appeal. If you are interested in getting rid of lace bugs, please call us for lace bug treatment in Fort Worth, TX.
For Lace Bug Treatment, Call Us!
Unfortunately, once damage has already been done to the plant it cannot be reversed. However, there are ways to stop the infestation of lace bugs and that is by keeping your plants healthy. At Fort Worth Arborist Co. there are several ways we can do this. Our arborists can wash down your plants that are infected by lace bugs and then prune and dispose of the areas that are damaged. From there we will remove mulch and other debris that might have come into contact with the lace bugs and replace it with mulch that isn’t made from the plant that the lace bug likes. If you are interested in our complete lace bug treatment plan for your Fort Worth, TX property, call us at 817-975-0180 today. We are the arborists to call for any type of sick tree or plant help!