Aphids are usually green, yellow, or black and have pear-shaped bodies about 1/8 of an inch long. Aphids damage plants by stealing nutrients, transmitting diseases, and leaving waste that causes a fungus to form. An aphid infestation will cause curling, yellowing leaves, and stunted growth; if you see evidence of this, check the undersides of leaves for aphids.
Borers are typically secondary pests, which means they are attracted to trees that are already damaged or diseased. They begin life as eggs laid in cracks of a tree and spend their first couple of years under the bark. Their burrowing can cause aesthetic problems, such as holes in the wood, or more serious problems that result in the loss of limbs or whole trees.
North American hardwood trees such as ash, beech, birch, and maples are targets for fall cankerworms. This pest gets its name from the fact that it continues to feed on trees into late autumn, long past its spring larval stage in the spring. Fall cankerworms can often defoliate a whole tree.
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