Tree Insect & Mite Treatment

Tree Insect & Mite Treatment

Can you Detect Insect Infestation and/or Tree Disease?

Insect infestation can pose a serious threat to the overall health of your trees and plants.  Insect infestations are treatable, but if left undiagnosed or untreated for too long they can compromise plant and tree health to the point where you may have no choice but to remove the infected tree or plant.  A trained eye can identify inconspicuous problems such as scale, sawfly, leaf disease and a multitude of other issues.

You can be sure that when you call us for an estimate for your trees, lawn, or shrubs we will take the time to carefully evaluate your overall plant and tree health.  Then we can give you different pest control and/or disease control options and landscape maintenance schedules to keep your plants and trees as healthy as possible.  We are different from other companies because we carefully monitor the weather conditions and treat at a time when the pests or tree diseases are starting to become active so that we get the best effects and greatest pest control out of the treatment rather than simply treating on certain dates on a calendar.  Thus we treat at the most effective times so as to reduce unnecessary pesticide use.

Can you see the pests on your plants?  Most people cannot.  Is it insect infestation or a tree disease?  It can be very difficult to tell the difference.  However, at 4 Seasons Arbor Service, we are tree care experts.  We have many years of experience identifying insect infestation and tree disease and giving our customers the best pest control and disease control possible, thus insuring your plants and trees stay as healthy as possible.

Call us today to evaluate your plant and tree health and learn about your landscape maintenance options.

Look closely at the picture on the left.  You should see little green caterpillars with black heads on the green needles. This is the larvae stage of the insect known as European Sawfly.  It is a needle chewing, plant defoliating insect found in springtime.  This was found on a Mugo Pine in Palos Heights.

The picture on the right shows a twig from a mugo pine shrub of a client in Orland Park.  It has white spots on it known as Pine Needle Scale.  This plant sucking insect removes plant juices from the needles.  Over time it can completely cover the plant making it impossible for the plant to create food to live.

Here are the leaves of a burning bush from a new client in Palos Park. The rusty looking leaves show signs of a heavy infestation of the summertime feeding spider mite. If left uncared for this plant will be complete void of leaves before the summer ends.