Tag Insects

Fall Webworms

Webworms in Flower Mound, Texas
Fall webworms are commonly seen in the autumn, as the name suggests. The small, web-forming caterpillar attacks over 88 kinds of plants and trees. In North Texas, Oak, hickory, and pecans trees are the most frequently infested, along with some ornamentals.

How to Control Sooty Mold on Crape Myrtles

Crapemyrtle with Black Scale

What Causes the Sooty Mold to Develop? The sooty mold on your crape myrtles is caused by a sap-feeding insect, known as Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (CMBS). The insect’s excrement, known as honeydew, is sugary. Eventually, the sugary honeydew becomes moldy,…