Posted on May 10, 2019

Treebark Termite and Pest Control

Insects don't just cause us to get sick by landing on our food or by pest control companies using dangerous chemicals to eliminate them, but they are also a danger to plants. One way they are a problem for plants is because many pests eat our plants.

Bugs with chewing mouthparts including caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers can cause holes in plant parts like foliage and other parts of the plants. These pests can also cause something called leaf skeletonizing, meaning these bugs eat the tissue between the leaf veins, destroying the plants. By eating the plants, these insects can also cause leaf defoliation, they also eat the roots which is another way to kill the plants, and they end up cutting the plants off from their soil.

Some of these bugs with chewing mouthparts can also bore or tunnel into the plant tissue. Some insects can drill into the stem which can cause deformation of the stem or kill the stem of the plant and even the whole plant.

There are also insects called leaf-mining insects which can eat off the upper and lower parts of the plants. When they do this, they cause tunnel patterns on the leaves, making them look like clear lines or blemishes on them.

Other damage caused to plants by bugs is scraping foliage or fruit and then sucking up the spilled contents.

At Treebark Termite and Pest Control, we are doing everything we can to eliminate insects before they cause the harm they do to people, animals, and plants.
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