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Emerald Ash Bore - Treatments In June

Prior to June of 2002, the emerald ash borer had never been found in North America. It was first discovered in southeast Michigan and has been spreading ever since. On June 9, 2006 the emerald ash borer was discovered in northern Illinois and has been moving south every year. During 2012, a confirmed infestation was found in Marion County, IL and recently (May 2015) the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the St. Louis, MO area.

The emerald ash borer can kill ash trees within two years after an infestation. Making matters worse, ash trees usually do not even show symptoms until at least 1 year after an infestation which can be too late or results in significant die-back of a tree.

At Lopez Lawn & Landscapes, we have been monitoring this devastating invasive pest for several years, and in a proactive approach, knowing that healthy tress do not show early signs of infestation we started offering preventative treatments in 2015. #SaintCharles

Emerald Ash Borer – FAQ’s

After significant research and advice from industry experts and state authorities, we chose to offer our customers an annual basal trunk spray application which is non-destructive and very effective in comparison to other treatment options. When sprayed on a tree’s trunk, the insecticide will penetrate through the bark into the tree’s vascular system which is transported upward to where the emerald ash borer feeds. This method has been proven to provide systemic pest control of the emerald ash borer without invasive damage to a tree.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Typical Service Dates:

The insecticide application is required only once per year and needs to be applied during the month of June.

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