Insects, and scouting for those insects, go hand-in-hand with the advance of spring. Scouting should be the start of all sound pest management decisions. Controlling pests needs to be determined by knowing what pests are there, in how many numbers, the economic threshold for each pest, and the control measures needed. In many cases, the economic threshold will not be reached, and there may be no economic advantage to widespread insecticide applications.
Several insect pests are on the radar screen now, and should be scouted for: