pesticides for viburnum leaf beetles

Asked March 26, 2020, 2:14 PM EDT

Best pesticides for viburnum leaf beetles? Systematic?

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

Viburnum leaf beetle is a relatively new pest but proving to be highly destructive. There are pesticides available for control and are listed here;
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/keep_your_eyes_open_for_the_viburnum_leaf_beetles

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/fall_is_a_good_time_to_control_viburnum_leaf_beetles

It is recommended however to involve a professional, namely a Certified Arborist, one who specializes in everything woody. Homeowner applied pesticides are often not successful and always create unintended consequences for beneficial insects to boot. Find one or more Certified Arborists in your zip code at
www.treesaregood.org Click on the Find an Arborist tab. Arborist evaluations are not expensive and the best option to gain the professional information required. If in fact you do decide to treat yourself, it is imperative that you thoroughly read the instruction label on the product of choice.

Good luck!