Tree Insect Control in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Though many relationships between trees and insects are symbiotic, there are many organisms that take more from the tree than they give. When that happens, you need to act quickly to control the infestation and leave your tree and plants with a healthy environment once again. S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists provide expertise when it comes to insect control and management in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Twin Cities area.
Different Types of Insects
There are generally three different types of insects that can cause damage to your trees. When you call an expert, like S&S Tree, not only is the insect identified, but the proper insect control plan is implemented to take care of your specific infestation.
1. Chewing Insects
These insects are the ones that like in the foliage and leaves of the tree and feed on them. They are also known for eating the fruit of the tree as well. Typically, trees can recover from these insects, but repeated or large infestations can weaken the tree and potentially kill it.
2. Boring Insects
Borers are the cause of those tiny holes that you may have noticed in your trees. They tunnel into the bark or roots of a tree, sometimes laying eggs there. Additionally, boring insects feed on the vascular tissue of the tree, a layer as crucial but less plentiful than the foliage. Serious infestations can starve the upper leaves of nutrients and water. The most well-known of the boring insects is the Emerald Ash Borer.
3. Sucking Insects
This type of insect damages trees by sucking liquid from the leaves and twigs of a tree. They latch on to a tree and develop a hard outer coating while feeding on tree and plant juices. Signs of an infestation include honeydew production, scaly formations on the tree, and death of leaves.
Professional Insect Control
Insects can be a major problem for trees and the results of their infestation can be unsightly. Left unattended, this problem could threaten the life of the tree. However, with the proper treatments, almost all serious insect problems can be effectively managed. All of our applications are performed by certified, licensed professionals so you can be assured the job is being done safely and correctly.
When you need help with insect control in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout the Twin Cities, call S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists. Our ISA Certified Arborists® will develop a plan that will save your landscape and return your trees and plants to health.
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