"spit" on my evergreen

joy_divisionJune 22, 2013

There are hundreds of these little "spit" sacks on my evergreen. I had about 10 on my white pine that I removed and found some bug inside, but this evergreen has hundreds.
What are they are what do I do about them?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The nymph of one of the spittlebug lives in that spit.....perhaps (probably) one of the species that specialize in conifers. A lot of spittlebug pressure can cause serious damage. I'd be strongly tempted to use an insecticidal soap application on any plant with a large population of these insects. Just a few.....don't worry about it.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 5:39PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i have never treated anything for such ...

if they bug you.. spray them off with a hose.. who cares if they are in the lawn ..


    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 6:05PM
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Hosing off the "spit" might dislodge the nymph, or it might not. Insecticidal Soap is a better choice, provided you get through that "spit" to the nymph. You cannot simple spray the "spit" since that is a protective cover for the nymph.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 7:17AM
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Great, thanks everyone.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 7:38AM
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