Types of pests: Leaf suckers, chewers, borers, and gall-makers

Be they invasive or native, tree insects and diseases can cause severe damage to our native trees and forests if not correctly managed. Insect pests cause damage through sucking, chewing, boring, gall-making, and other activities that weaken trees. Here are some common insect pests in Missouri:

3 Tips For Spotting Aphid Infestations In Large Trees

Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects that feed on stems, leaves, and other tender parts of a plant. This widespread pest will feed on almost anything but prefer trees with large, thick leaves. Aphids are typically tricky to spot on plants. Since aphids cannot be predicted, you will have to look [...]

What Is Wrong With My Tree? Aphids

Aphids Are Small, Sap-Sucking Insects Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that feed on plants’ sap using their long, slender mouths to pierce stems, leaves, and other tender plant parts. Aphids have pear-shaped bodies with long legs and antennae that may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black, depending on the [...]