What to do About Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Infestations?

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Infestations

One of the most invasive insect infestations of recent years is the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. Getting rid of the emerald ash borer (EAB) has proven difficult to nearly impossible for many homeowners. Many homeowners spend countless hours and dollars to no avail in attempts to save their precious ash trees from these pests.

The emerald ash borer invades all species of ash trees, boring “capital-D” shaped holes in the bark, laying eggs and causing death of the tree in as little as two years or less. While distressed trees are most susceptible, ALL ash trees are in danger. It is not uncommon to seen entire neighborhoods ravaged by the Emerald Ash borer and countless dead and dying ash trees along residential streets.


What to do about Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Infestations?

The good news is that there are proven treatments that successfully reduce and even eliminate Emerald Ash Borer infestations. First and foremost, do your homework before you begin. You can find more information and frequently asked questions about the EAB at Penn State’s Extension site here. Good information about treating emerald ash borer beetle infestations is a critical first step in your pathway to property protection.

Before you decide to become a weekend-warrior-exterminator, there are several factors to consider. Treatment of these serious infestations is a scientific process that requires the right tools, timing and methodologies. Your township may also have restrictions on what treatments you are able to employ, so do some research before you begin or consult with one of our professionals who is familiar with your township and options. We often hear many homeowners lament over how much time and money they’ve spent trying to rid their trees of EAB infestations, only to finally resort to professional assistance when it is too late to save the trees. Home remedies may have ineffective results because of either improper treatments or implementation at the wrong time of the season or at the improper stage in the emerald ash borer’s lifecycle.

Whether you’ve tried unsuccessfully to treat EAB infestations that have invaded your property or whether you’ve just started your research, we invite you to call Pell Tree for a free consultation with one of our arborists. Our arborcare experts are trained in the prevention and treatment of emerald ash borer infestations using proven methodologies that involve treating the emerald ash borer at all stages of life from egg to adult. Our Expert arborists can also advise as to whether any damage to existing trees requires removal or treatment to save the trees and assist with appropriate steps once the trees have been properly diagnosed.

If you are ready to start getting rid of emerald ash borer infestations or simply want more information about controlling populations and infestations of the emerald ash borer, call Pell Tree today.

Ask for our Plant Health Care Coordinator to request a consultation or more information and treatment options for Emeral Ash Borer Beetle infestations.

References: https://extension.psu.edu/emerald-ash-borer-frequently-asked-questions

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