Insect ID

Asked May 26, 2017, 11:31 PM EDT

These insects are damaging a weeping cherry tree Please ID & recommend control. Thank you

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

What you are seeing are called bark lice, but they are not really lice. They are a type of psocid, that eat fungi and organic matter. They are harmless to the tree, humans and pets.
No control is needed.