The emerald ash borer or EAB for short is an exotic insect that can be particularly destructive to ash trees of the Fraxinus species. Often this bug is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests in North America. When this insect is in the larval stage it feeds underneath the outer bark and can disrupt water and nutrient flow inside the tree. In severe or untreated cases, it can cause the tree to die.
The feeding window for these young insect larvae is from early summer through the fall. Fortunately, there is a way to deal with these nasty critters.
Although there are several ways you can help prevent these insects from taking over your trees, the best approach is to hire a professional. Not just because we offer this service but for your long-term health and safety. In a lot of cases when you do pest control yourself, you can be exposed to harmful pesticides depending on what kind of treatment you use. You might not notice any impact immediately, but if you don’t use the proper PPE, it can have a long-term impact on your health.
Here at ArborScape we know just how to properly apply systemic insecticides to provide effective, safe, and consistent protection from this threat to your trees. As we mentioned above, unprotected ash trees can often die from the borer’s feeding. Let us help you make sure that doesn’t happen to your trees.Get in touch today!