Top 10 ornamental pests for 2011

According to an article I just read in Lawn and Landscape magazine, Dr. Dan Potter considers these insects to be the top 10 pests for ornamentals in 2011. What do you think?

Web-making caterpillars
Bagworms
Gypsy Moth Caterpillar
Sawflies
Lacebugs
Spider Mites
Japanese Beetles
Scale insects
Borers in trees and shrubs
Emerald ash Borer

This past summer, I only had trouble with Web-making caterpillars and Japanese Beetles, but I have found a secret weapon for the beetles. Stay tuned to find out how I am decimating the Japanese Beetle population on my property.

Do you have trouble with any of these insects?

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