Pests

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont – There is Treatment!

Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

Last month, Emerald Ash Borer was found in northern Orange County, Vermont. This news was unprecedented because until now, EAB hadn’t made its way to the Green Mountain State. State officials and the community alike are now holding public meetings to discuss next steps. The most important thing to remember is there is a treatment. […]

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Extreme Weather Conditions Tempt Southern Pine Bark Beetle – Protect Your Trees Today

Southern Pine Bark Beetle

This season, we experienced record-breaking hurricanes, particularly in the southern region of the US. This extreme weather caused massive plant and tree destruction. Such damage causes pest populations to explode, particularly Southern Pine Bark Beetle, who rush in while trees’ defensive systems are suppressed. By taking preventative measures now, we can make sure our trees […]

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The Time is Right to Start Thinking About Treating for Fire Blight

Fire Blight

In many areas of the country, the weather may be blustery and cold. It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner, but it is – and that means it’s time to plan treatment for Fire Blight. What is Fire Blight? Fire Blight is the most damaging bacterial disease that affects shrubs and […]

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That Moth You’re Seeing May Be Winter Moth, and Your Hardwoods Could Be in Danger

Winter Moth

Have you noticed suspicious moths fluttering around, though the weather is getting colder and we’re heading into winter? They could be Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata), and the hardwood trees in your landscape may be in danger. Make sure infestation doesn’t take its toll next year by planning your early spring treatment now.   The Origin […]

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Keep Japanese Beetle at Bay Next Year

Japanese Beetle

This year, the Midwest experienced major defoliation due to a small pest called the Japanese beetle. Contrary to its name, the Japanese Beetle is not as problematic in Japan as it is in the U.S., as Japan has more natural predators which control it. In the U.S., this pest wreaks havoc on nearly 200 species […]

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Don’t Let Gypsy Moth Wreak Havoc Again Next Year – Here’s What to Do

Gypsy Moth

This year, we saw severe tree defoliation across the country, most notable in oak and beech trees throughout New England. We also saw messy patios, furniture, and outdoor living areas, and in some cases, even unexplained red, itchy rashes. The culprit? Gypsy Moth. In the last few years, the Gypsy Moth population in New England […]

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The Return of Gypsy Moth to New England

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History In New England, in the early 1980’s Gypsy Moths had a dramatic surge in their population and their devastation. While most scientists expected a predictable, cyclical peak and crash, Gypsy Moths damaged or killed countless urban and forest trees, and defoliated normal hosts, before turning their voracious appetites on anything growing. They began diminishing […]

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Protect Your Hardwoods From Winter Moth

Protect From Winter Moth

Winter Moth is an invasive pest that causes severe defoliation and mortality in hardwood trees. The larvae begin feeding in early Spring on developing leaves with severe infestations causing noticeable tree defoliation. In June, they drop to the ground to pupate in the soil until the fall. You will start to notice adult Winter moths […]

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Is This Foursome Tee-ing You Off?

By Zac Purinton, Arborjet Inside Sales/Technical Support As a former Assistant Superintendent, I understand all the things that can get in the way when managing 150 or more acres of turf, trees, and landscape. When problems arise, it is not sustainable to simply remove every tree. Arborjet is here to help you with that pesky […]

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