Bugs In Your Shrubs? Insects gone wild?
Insects that feed on trees, shrubs or turf are often held in check by other bugs that prefer to dine on them. Management practices that protect these beneficial predators can greatly reduce pesticide use.
Insect pests in your landscape can be divided into two catagories. Those pests that cause damage by chewing leaves and those that cause damage by sucking chlorophyll out of them. An example of a chewing insect would be the Japanese beetle. A common sucking insect pest would be the azalea lacebug.