St Paul Tree Services
The emerald ash borer has proven to be quite an issue throughout Minnesota and around the Great Lakes region. Millions of trees have been damaged or killed throughout the years, which is why it is so important that this pest is addressed as soon as it is noticed that a tree might be infected.
The Japanese beetle is also a problem, as they pose a major threat to the foliage throughout Minnesota. They feed on nearly 300 different plant species. They first showed up in the U.S. in 1916 in New Jersey and they began spreading west after that point. Most of the eastern United States has effectively been able to control the beetle due to protozoa present in the soil, but the protozoa needed to keep the beetles under control are not present in Minnesota.
If you have trees or other foliage being affected by the emerald ash borer or Japanese beetle, All Seasons Tree Service is a St. Paul and Minneapolis tree service that is able to treat the problem immediately in order to preserve the lives of your trees.
Effective Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
How the emerald ash borer got to Minnesota is a complete mystery. What is known is that there are some insecticides that we can use to eliminate the problem. We can also prune, fertilize, water, and mulch the affected plants so that they do not come back. If we need to inject the trunk of the tree or the soil, we use only environmentally safe treatments so that the tree and everything around it stays healthy.
Eradicating Your Japanese Beetle Problem
The larvae of the Japanese beetle are known as “grubs” and they look like a c-shaped worm. They are usually found under the ground feeding on the roots of grass. They have also been known to feed on the roots of some crops. If you want to see if there is a Japanese beetle problem in your area, all you have to do is scout for the grubs. You don’t even have to directly see the grubs because all you have to do is roll back a patch of grass and see that the roots are gone. The grubs usually begin feeding in August and September and they will remain in the soil until they start to feed again in April through May. The good news is that our Minneapolis and St. Paul tree service has the environmentally safe insecticides needed to address the Japanese beetle problem that you have so that your grass and/or plants or crops are protected from further damage.
Contact A Minneapolis & St. Paul Tree Service
The emerald ash borer and Japanese beetle can be devastating to trees. If your trees are infested by the emerald ash borer or the Japanese beetle, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible and All Seasons Tree Service can do that for you. To learn more about our services or to schedule a free estimate, call our Minneapolis office at 612-366-7497 or our St. Paul office at 651-690-3200 today.