3 Types of Bugs That Represent a Danger to Your Trees: Have You Spotted Any of Them Around?

Trees are beautiful and majestic pieces of nature that provide a variety of benefits for the Earth and people. Unfortunately, trees are vulnerable to the destruction caused by a variety of bugs. These bugs can damage a tree and even kill it. Not only can this diminish the look of a property, but it can also make the tree a danger when it is near people or structures.

These destructive bugs can be stopped if action is taken early enough. However, it can be hard to tell the difference between a regular bug that likes to crawl around a tree and the various bugs that will feed on the tree. This makes it important for property owners to familiarize themselves with the three main categories of bugs that are dangerous to trees.

Chewing Insects
Chewing insects, also known as defoliating insects, can damage the tree from the outside. These insects tend to eat the foliage of the tree. When they attack the leaves, it compromises the tree's ability to get nutrients from the sun. If chewing insects are suspected, it is important to contact a professional for plant health care services.

These chewing insects can eat away all the leaves from a tree. They also attack the buds and flowers on the tree that can hinder its ability to grow properly. Some chewing insects will attack the fruit of any type of fruit-bearing tree. These insects include Japanese beetles, tent caterpillar, gypsy moths, and others.

These creatures are more easily detected than most tree-damaging insects. Early signs of a problem can include leaves with holes or even missing leaves on a tree. Minor defoliation usually will not kill a healthy tree. However, repeated attacks over several years can reduce the tree's ability to grow and may result in the death of the tree.

Stress Management Tips For Busy Parents

You probably don’t need this blog to tell you that being a parent is hard. From getting to grips with their sleep patterns and getting up for midnight feeds to deciding what first car to buy them (that won’t wreck the household budget), parenthood presents a wealth of challenge from the moment they’re born to the moment they leave the nest. Of course, we’re always more than happy to rise to those challenges. Our love for our kids eclipses all. Yet, no matter how zealously we might want to be the best parents that we can possibly be, we also need to take the time to look after ourselves. After all, how else can we be there for our kids and watch them grow up and have kids of their own?

Managing your duties as a parent (as well as the duties of the workplace) can be enormously stressful. And while a little stress can be good for us, chronic stress can be devastating to our health. It can even increase our risk of fatal chronic diseases. As such, we need to be able to tale the time to manage our stress. But if you find that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to take a yoga class, hit the gym or try any of the other things your time-rich peers use to alleviate stress, here are some tips for busy parents who never have enough hours in the day...
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