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* Degree of importance of pest: I = Important pest, high probability of occurrence, II = Treat as needed: III = Occasional pest, treat when detected.
** Number of applications needed for most effective control. It is usually best to wait 10 to 14 days between applications in cool weather and 7 to 10 days between applications in warm weather.
D = drench application
G = granular application
S = spray application.
- Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants. Frank, S. 2009. Entomology Insect Notes, NC State Extension Publications.
- Citrus Flatid Planthopper. Baker, J. R. 2013. PDIC Factsheets, NC State Extension Publications.
- Crapemyrtle Bark Scale. Baker, J. R. 2023. NC State Extension Publications Fact Sheet.
- Crape Myrtle Society of America
- Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs. Baker, J. R. ed. 1980. NC Agricultural Extension Service publication AG-189. 199 pp.
- Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants. Frank, S. and J. R. Baker. 2009. Entomology Insect Notes, NC State Extension Publications.
- Planthoppers. Frank, S. D. et al. 2000. Entomology Insect Notes, NC State Extension Publications.
- North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
- NC State Extension Plant Pathology Publications and Factsheets
- NC State Horticultural Science Publications
This Insect Note has not been peer reviewed.
Crape Myrtle Pest Management Calendar
|Pest||Degree of Importance of Pest*||Number of applications**||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|crapemyrtle bark scale||I||1, 2, or 3||Drench or Granular||Drench or Granular||Drench or Granular||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application|
|crapemyrtle aphid||I||2 or 3||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application|
|Japanese beetle||II||2 or 3||Spray Application||Spray Application|
|III||1||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application||Spray Application|
* Degree of importance of pest: I=Important pest, high probability of occurrence, II=Treat as needed: III=Occasional pest, treat when detected. ↲
** Number of applications needed for most effective control. It is usually best to wait 10 to 14 days between applications in cool weather and 7 to 10 days between applications in warm weather. ↲
Publication date: Jan. 22, 2019
Revised: Nov. 8, 2023
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