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  • South American Palm Weevil 2021 update

    What is killing our Canary Island Date Palm trees? As we enter 2021 and look at the movement of South American Palm Weevil (SAPW), Rhynchophorus palmarum (L.) The speed of spread Northward and death rate of Canary Island Date Palms is very alarming. We have known for some time (2012) when the SAPW first starting […]

  • Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) – Treatments by Aguilar Plant Care.

    Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) is an invasive pest that is accounting for large numbers of oak tree mortality in many areas of San Diego County and now spreading to Orange and Riverside counties as well. APC is currently working with multiple communities and organizations to help protect their oaks. Del Dios Habitat Protection League – Lake […]

  • Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB)/Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)/ Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB)

    APC has recently found and received positive identification of Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)/ Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB) in San Diego County. Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) and Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB) are new invasive beetles in Southern California that vector a disease called Fusarium Dieback (FD). The disease stops the flow of water and nutrients […]

  • Tree Spraying Specialists

      Aguilar Plant Care can service all of your trees and plant spraying needs. Sick trees, sick palms, sick plants? Pests, disease or fertilizing? We proudly serve our clients in San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties using state of the art equipment and treatment techniques. Not sure what is wrong with your sick […]

  • South American Palm Weevil

    Why are so many of the majestic Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) declining?? Canary Island Date palms been under attack by a new exotic and invasive weevil known as the South American palm weevil (SAPW), Rhynchophorus palmarum (L.) The SAPW is native to parts of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. SAPW […]

  • Whiteflies

    Whiteflies are typically found on Hibiscus, Xylosma, Myoporum, and Ficus trees. Whiteflies suck sap from leaf tissue. Excessive feeding or whitefly population’s results in large amounts of residue called sticky ‘honeydew’. The honeydew then turns into black ‘sooty mold’ making leaves black and distorted. Large amounts of sooty mold will reduce plant vigor, slow growth […]

  • Red Apple- Downy Mildew & Fusarium

     Is your red apple suddenly looking sick, or dying? Does the red apple have dead patches, spotting, discoloration. Historically, Red Apple has been widely grown and thrived in our region due to its hardiness. Starting in late 2015 a foliar pathogen known as Downy Mildew disease was first discovered in our region. Since then this […]

  • Pear Trees- Fireblight Control

    Do your pear trees look sick or diseased? Are there blackened leaves or dead branches? If so, it could be Fire Blight. Fire Blight is a very common bacterial infection that can be readily managed with proper maintenance. Open flowers are the most common infection site and remain susceptible until petal fall. Infection will extend into […]

  • Tipu Psyllid Adults and Nymphs

    Tipu Psyllid Adults and Nymphs will suck the juices out of the leaves, causing leaves to injure (yellow, curl) and fall pre-maturely during the growing period. Infested trees will contaminate with masses of wax and sticky honeydew produced by nymphs, which will fall on nearby objects (cars, sidewalks, furniture, etc.). Additionally, deposits are often covered […]

  • Pine Trees- Bark Beetles

    Just spotted in Encinitas, Adult Pine Bark beetle emerging from declining Pine tree. Bark Beetles mine the inner bark of the tree trunk. Bark beetles frequently attack trees weakened by drought, disease, injuries, or other factors that may stress a Pine. Bark Beetles can contribute to the decline and eventual death of a Pine. After […]