The SavATree insect management program can protect your landscape from the damaging effects that may be caused by insect infestation. Beginning with a thorough inspection of your landscape, your professionally trained arborist will identify any insect problems and prescribe treatment, along with careful, routine monitoring and proper maintenance.
Insects will usually target plants that are already in poor health or under stress. Our arborists make it their first priority to restore the health of your trees and shrubs, so that they can naturally resist harmful insects. Our tree insect management philosophy is to use low impact methods and ingredients to minimize populations of pest insects while maintaining ecological sustainability by preserving beneficial insects.
Some insects are beneficial, some are harmless to your trees and shrubs, but others can severely impact plants’ health. Common landscape pests include scale insects, winter moth and other caterpillars, and various species of wood boring insects.
Boring insects such as bronze birch and emerald ash borers, pine bark beetles, and elm bark beetles are serious threats to landscape trees. Without plant health care and/or insect management services, they can cause extensive damage by feeding on 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.
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.
Tick treatment is important for protecting your family and pets from exposure to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. 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 ticks. 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 tick control treatments at the end of May/early June and again in September as the minimum response, and monthly treatments during the growing season as the maximum response.
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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 insects are bad for plants and trees—a case in point is bees, who 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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