Structural pests that are common to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park area include:
The park pecan orchard was historically treated for:
Currently the park does not manage the pecan orchard for production, so pest management is concerned with maintaining the overall health of the orchard.
Outdoor pests associated with ornamentals in the formal landscapes around the park's historic structures include the Gelatinous Whitefly (Aleuroplatus gelatinosus) and Iris Whitefly (Aleyrodes spiraeoides). Exotic outdoor pests include the Crape Myrtle Aphid (Tinocallis kahawaluokalani), San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosi), and Citrus Whitefly (Dialuerodes citri).
Did You Know?
An invasive plant that Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has problems with just happens to be a non-native grass called Johnson Grass. Besides being tough to get rid of, it is poisonous to livestock if eaten just after a freeze. (photo ©Barry A. Rice/The Nature Conservancy)