Don’t feel you have to react to every pest that enters your garden; some infestations are only temporary and will not cause a lot of harm.
Encourage natural predators - there are a number of beneficial insects that prey on the problem pests.
Identify the pest or disease correctly before you treat it. If you are unsure, take a sample of the plant pest or disease to the local nursery.
Understand the damage potential - will it only affect the plant this season and does it have the potential to kill this plant and others?
Use the right product in the right quantity to treat the problem. Buy the right product and follow label directions exactly. These chemicals can harm you, your pets and the landscape if used improperly.
Hire a licensed pest control applicator if the problem is significant or chronic.