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Residential Insect Management and Disease Management

Emerald Ash BorerInsects are annual and typically are host specific. Insects will feast on weakened plants. Some insects are beneficial. Preying mantice, spiders and lady bugs are our friends in Arbor care. If you are sensitive to having foliar applications on your property that's OK. The industry has evolved to the point where many of our services can be injected into the soil or even injected directly into the trunk. One of our most popular services is tick treatments. These are liquid sprays and we address woods borders, planting beds and where blood sources typically roam. Ticks like shady unkept areas. You should see little to no tick populations on your maintained lawn. Our operators are aware of the public and water ways and will always look into public safety while applying any products.

Trees and shrubs add beautiful foliage to any landscape project. Aggressive insects and disease-causing organisms can quickly turn healthy trees and shrubs into an unattractive site. Early detection by a highly trained arborist will help minimize the damage to your existing landscape. In extreme cases, complete removal of the affected trees or bushes may be the only option available to the remaining healthy ones.

The tree specialist can analyze the residential insect management or cause of the destruction to provide a conservatory solution. Treatment of the invading pests and diseases will allow your trees and shrubs to continue to grow in a healthy manner.

The Emerald Ash Borer Insect

In recent years, the Emerald Ash Borer has become one of the most prevalent pests in landscape issues. The destructive, green, beetle-like insect can cause healthy, thriving trees to die within a short time span. The adult eats the foliage and bark creating minimal impact. The recently laid larvae on the inner bark disrupt the trees' natural ability to obtain the necessary water and nutrients to live and grow. As the larvae continue to grow, the disruption causes the tree to die.

Over the years, the Emerald Ash Borer has created devastation as millions of ash trees in North America die from infestation. The devastation cost property owners thousands of dollars. The best defense for fighting the spread of the invasive beetle is early detection and treatment. If you suspect your ash trees may be vulnerable to the devastating insect, contacting a knowledgeable tree professional should be your next step. The Emerald Ash Borer creates havoc for your trees. The symptoms of an infected tree or shrub usually start from the canopy downwards. Noticing early signs may help you contain the destruction  and devastation to a minimal area of your landscape.

  • Missing leaves around the crown of the tree.
  • Dead branches clearly visible from the ground.
  • The inability to grow new branches.
  • Splitting bark as the larvae grows in size.
  • Increased woodpecker sightings. Woodpeckers love to eat the larvae from under the bark.

Unfortunately, the noticeable symptoms usually indicate the tree will not survive the infestation. Being proactive in combating the Emerald Ash Borer is the best method of control. With Certified Arborists on staff, Keiling's Tree Care will be more than happy to come to your residence to evaluate your current landscape concerns.