Insect and Disease Management

Insect and Disease Management

Pests and diseases can be difficult to manage on your own. These problems should not be taken lightly, as they can lead to tree or plant death and loss of property value. It is important to take preventative measures by hiring a tree pest management company that will inspect the tree or shurb, diagnose any issues that may exist, and then implement a plan for treatment. At Manchester Tree Services, we use an integrated approach to managing these pests by maintaining plant health through sound cultural practices such as pruning and creating optimal soil conditions for plant growth.

In tree care, the term “integrated pest management” means that we use a variety of methods to control tree pests and diseases. This includes using sound cultural practices to maintain tree health, periodic inspections to detect tree pests before they reach damaging levels, and releasing beneficial insects to augment existing populations. Our arborists are also trained to recognize tree pests and diseases, so they can take steps to prevent them from becoming a problem.

A few of the most common tree pests we deal with include:

  • Winter Moths
  • Spider Mites
  • Weevils
  • Dutch elm disease
  • Asian longhorned beetle
  • Emerald ash borer

Each of these pests can cause serious damage to a tree and should be treated as soon as possible.

We also deal with quite a few plant and tree diseases in the northeast including:

  • Fire Blight
  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Citrus Greening
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Needlecast
  • Oak Wilt

Each of these tree diseases can cause extensive damage to a tree and should be treated as soon.

Some signs your trees or shrubs are suffering from pests or disease include:

  • Wilting
  • Drooping
  • Leaves that are discolored or have spots
  • Dieback in branches and twigs

If you are seeing any signs of tree pests or disease, please don’t hesitate to call us. Proactive pest and disease management can help prevent a more costly call for emergency tree removal. We will send an arborist out to inspect the tree and determine the best course of action. We’ll then work with you to create a plan for treatment that fits your budget and timeline.

Give us a call today for a free quote!