Insect Management & Treatment
Our tree insect management program can protect your landscape from the damaging effects of insect infestation by species including: beetles, deer ticks, caterpillars, mites and other destructive insects. We begin with a thorough inspection of your landscape by a professionally trained arborist, expert diagnosis and treatment, and careful, routine, monitoring.
Tree insects and mites usually attack plants that are in poor health and/or under stress. Therefore, your arborist's first priority is to restore the health of your trees and shrubs so that they can naturally resist insect and mite infestation. Our insect management philosophy is to use low impact methods and ingredients to minimize populations of insects and mites while maintaining environmental sensibility.
Common Tree Insect Management Problems
Some tree insects and mites are harmless to your trees and shrubs, but others can cause fatal results. The most common insect infestations include hemlock woolly adelgid, aphids, winter moth, canker worm, gypsy moth and borers of many varieties.
Some insect species that we treat for include:
Tree Boring Insects and Tree Beetles
Tree boring insects such as lilac, rhododendron, shot hole, dogwood, bronze birch and elm bark beetles are damaging insects. Without plant health care and/or insect management services, they can cause extensive damage by feeding in the conductive tissues of the trunk and larger branches. This feeding damage cuts off the supply of nutrients and water to the canopy usually resulting in death of the tree.
Many species of caterpillars, including winter moth and gypsy moth, can be especially harmful to trees. They feed on the leaves and fruit of trees and shrubs and can defoliate a tree, severely stressing it and putting it at risk for secondary pests or diseases.
We also offer insect management for:
Deer Tick Treatment
Deer tick treatment is important for protecting your family and pets from exposure to Lyme disease infected ticks. This treatment is applied to the ecotone areas and sometimes to the lawn areas of your landscape to provide an immediate reduction in the number of ticks on your property. The ecotone is the boundary zone between lawn areas and wooded areas and is the preferred habitat of the deer tick. Treatment of tick population in this area of your yard is vital because according to published research, approximately 90% of deer ticks on a property will be found in the ecotone areas. We advocate deer tick control treatments at the end of May/early June and again in September as a minimum, and monthly treatments during the growing season as the maximum. Learn more
Treatment of these species in the least intrusive manner is made possible by SavATree's technologically advanced scheduling system. We treat each species affecting your property at the most advantageous time to ensure efficacy and environmental integrity.
Not all bugs are bad for plants and trees – case in point, bees. Bees play an extremely vital role in the lifecycle of plants.
Just as animals depend on leaving healthy descendants behind so that their species will not die out, plants, flowers and trees rely on the cross-pollination carried out by bees and other insects to ensure the continuation of their own species. Learn more about bees.
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