Insect & Pests That Can Invade Trees and Cause Damages

Trees that are healthy and lovely have a tendency to catch the attention of unpaid patrons that do damages. Insect pests like various other animals need to feed, this seems normal but the question that comes right after is what do they feed upon? Though they feed upon the trees for survival, they create different types of problems to trees. Insects happen to be responsible for 2 particular kinds of damages caused to trees growing. 

First of all, it causes a direct injury by eating it. The insect pests consume leaves or burrows in stems, fruit, or roots. The second kind is causes indirect damage to it. This time around, the insect pest itself does not trigger the damage, but develops a circumstance whereby it transmits a bacterial, viral, or fungal infections onto the crop.

Insects in gardens can end up being pests and they start to present menaces as well as started to harm crops in that garden. The damages caused vary, relying on the manner in which that insect eats the plants. Insects with chewing mouthparts cause problems that show up on leaves or stems as missing tissue, holes or as ragged edges. The kind of insects that are known to cause chewing damages are insect pests like grasshoppers as well as Eastern lubber.

Insect pests that have piercing-sucking mouthparts are the ones that have very strong jaws which they move laterally to usually cause browning and or yellowing to plants, and also likely wilting too. Such insect pests consist of whiteflies, aphids, scales and spider mites.


– The defoliators- they feed devouringly and consume the leaves till the plants are bare. The Caterpillars typically fall under this group. Insects like the leaf miners also burrow right into the leaves of some plants and leave tunnels throughout them.
– Gall Makers- these kinds of insects reach the plant tissue, by placing either their whole bodies of nearly their full bodies right into the tissue. They go into stems or twigs and after that make them to inflate. Instance of gall makers is blueberry gall midge larvae that feed on leaves and also lay their eggs in the plant tissues.
– Wood borers- they cause major damage by feeding on wood that are still living and structures that are also made from timber. Powder post beetles along with twig girdlers create damage of this kind.
– Emerald ash borer (beetle)- this beetle has spread out across to different trees aside destroying the ash trees in large numbers. According to research, this invasive green insect had already started to invade the white fringe trees. They are known to be native to the Asian continent. These borers invade trees by laying their eggs on the barks. Then, the feeding galleries of the insect larvae in the bark of the trees interfere with the flow of water and also nutrients and end up depriving the tree.
– The Walnut twig beetle- this beetle is indigenous to New Mexico as well as northern Mexico. It attacks the walnuts in the Arizona. A build-up or concentration of stem cankers on branches can cause an infected tree to pass away. The beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis) turns out to be a vector that has created thousands of canker conditions.
– Asian long horned beetle (ALB)- the Asian long horned beetle happens to be a possible source of a great deal of damage than the popularly recognized Dutch elm illness, gypsy moths, chestnut blight and even goes as far as to destroy countless cherished hardwood trees in the States. This insect poses a danger to the hard wood trees in America. The ALB is threatening to woodland resources and recreation in general. We offer quality affordable tree care services in Albuquerque.

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