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NC State Extension

Pest Control

Strategies for Pest Control

Pest Specific Information at NCSU

Rosette Bud Mite CTN 018a: Rosette Bud Mite on Fraser Fir Images of RBM
Elongate Hemlock Scale CTN 037: Elongate Hemlock Scale Images of EHS
Other Scales (Cryptomeria, Pine Needle) CTN 037: Elongate Hemlock Scale Images of Cryptomeria Scale
Images of Pine Needle Scale
Balsam Woolly Adelgid CTN 020: Balsam Woolly Adelgid Images of BWA
Balsam Twig Aphid CTN 019: Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir Images of BTA
Spruce Spider Mite CTN 029: Spruce Spider Mite in Fraser Fir Images of SSM
Hemlock Rust Mite CTN 034: Rust Mites on Christmas Trees Images of HRM
Cinara Aphid Cinara Aphids on Christmas Trees in North Carolina Images of Cinara aphids
Root Feeding Insects (grubs, black vine weeviles, Root aphids) CTN 008: Root Feeding Insects in Fraser Fir Christmas Trees Images of White Grubs
Images of Root Aphids
Minor pests (bagworms, terminal feeders, others) CTN 023: Minor Pests of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees Images of Bagworms
Images of Terminal Feeders
Images of White Pine Cone Beetles
Predators Ecology of Pest Predators
How Christmas Tree Growers Can Create Habitat for Pollinators (And Predators)
Images of Lady Beetles
Images of Hover Flies


General Information on Christmas Tree Pests

General Pesticide Information

Pest Control Disclaimer
  • The information and recommendations on this site are for educational purposes only. The treatment information provided on this site adds to and does not replace the relationship that exists between you and your county extension agent or your own field experience.
  • Recommendations have been developed for western North Carolina and will not necessarily apply to other areas of the country.
  • Implementation of recommendations generated on this web site does not guarantee successful pest control nor is the North Carolina Cooperative Extension liable for pest control results or subsequent tree quality.
  • Recommendations for the use of chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention of commercial products or services in this publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact an agent of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension center in your county.