PHC on the Lookout – Benefits of Dormant Oil

Did you experience a magnolia scale infestation last year? How about other scale species, mites, aphids, sawfly, ash flower gall or honey locust plant bug? Dormant oil allows homeowners the opportunity to get a jumpstart on the season and target many pests that were a nuisance in previous years. Dormant oil is an oily product […]

PHC on the Lookout – Dormant Oil Spray Applications Starting!

Just as the name indicates, dormant oil is an oily product that is sprayed on plant foliage during the plant’s dormant season. It is a relatively safe method for controlling certain plant attacking pests, in that it does little harm to beneficial insects, birds and animals. The Plant Health Care Department will begin dormant oil […]

PHC on the Lookout – Dormant Oil Spray Applications Starting!

Just as the name indicates, dormant oil is an oily product that is sprayed on plant foliage during the plant’s dormant season. It is a relatively safe method for controlling certain plant attacking pests, in that it does little harm to beneficial insects, birds and animals. The Plant Health Care Department has begun dormant oil […]

PHC on the Lookout – The Benefits of Dormant Oil

Just as the name indicates, dormant oil is an oily product that is sprayed on plant foliage during the plant’s dormant season. It is a relatively safe method for controlling certain plant attacking pests, in that it does little harm to beneficial insects, birds and animals. In the Chicago area, this application is typically made in […]