Shrub Juniper berries attacked
At the place I work, we have many shrub Junipers. The blue/silver berries are being hit with something that turns into a white slime. What is it a fungus, or living organism other than fungus. We work at a motel and have many guest daily. what can we do to eradicate. ??? Thanks
Ouray County Colorado
Sounds like the handiwork of juniper spittlebugs (Clastoptera juniperina). Nymphs excrete bubbly fluids that look like a spittle mass. These insects do little harm to the junipers. For esthetic reasons, you can remove most of these spittle masses using a forceful stream of water from a hose /nozzle.