First discovered in North America in 2002, the emerald ash borer has become one of Indiana’s most invasive wood-boring insects. It attacks and kills healthy ash trees and continues to cause severe damage today. All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC protects against these invaders with our safe and effective EAB treatment. If you’re unfamiliar with the emerald ash borer and the vast amount of damage it causes, read the three frequently asked questions below.
1. Why Should I Treat My Ash Trees?
Emerald ash borers (EAB) are one of the most detrimental tree pests, killing millions of trees annually. They spend about 90% of their life cycle in ash trees, resulting in newly-infested trees producing hundreds of EAB each year. Trees that aren’t treated end up dying and need to be removed to prevent further destruction to other nearby ash trees.
2. How Often Should My Trees Be Treated?
When EABs were first discovered, experts recommended that trees be treated every two years. According to the Forestry and Natural Resources Department at Purdue University, treating ash trees every three years is advisable as EAB levels have decreased. To go any longer between treatments poses a serious risk to healthy trees and even aids in spreading EAB.
3. Should I Continue Treating My Trees?
The short answer is yes. With the EAB still around, all healthy ash trees need continual treatment. Not only does it keep trees healthy, but it’s also much more affordable than removing dead or diseased trees. At All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC, we use one of the safest and most effective injection EAB treatment systems certified by the Indiana State Chemist’s Office. We avoid topical sprays or pesticides that soak in the soil, which can affect surrounding trees and plants.
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Call All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC at (765) 371-4186 to ask about our emerald ash borer treatment or schedule a lawn assessment today. We are Muncie’s #1 pest control company and serve Winchester, IN, Noblesville, IN, and Greenville, OH, with our aeration services, spring and fall cleanup, and lawn pest control.
Source: “Should Ash Trees Still be Protected From Emerald Ash Borer?” Blog article. Got Nature? Blog. Purdue University, 12 May. 2023. Web. 08 Jun. 2023.