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Fall Webworms Spotted

Fall Webworm Our pest management technicians are starting to see fall webworms appearing in a variety of different host trees and ornamental shrubs, including cherries, crabapples, birches and walnuts. Their nests (or "webs") are usually constructed at the ends of branches, unlike the eastern tent caterpillar (seen in springtime) which builds its' nests [...]

August 28th, 2013|

Why We Like Dormant Oil Treatments

Dormant Tree Dormant horticultural oil applications to trees and woody ornamentals can be very useful to help control insect and disease problems. The treatment can be done once or twice a year during the dormant seasons in early spring and late fall. We try to do our first spring treatment in March, when [...]

March 6th, 2013|

Will We Have an Outbreak of Insects in 2013?

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Scientists are predicting a potential outbreak of tree damaging insects in the upcoming year(s) both in tracts of forests and in urban landscapes due to climate change and stress caused by weather events like super storm Sandy. Eastern white pines, spruces and fir trees have all been badly hurt by [...]

February 1st, 2013|