Damaging population levels of Gypsy Moth and other leaf feeding insects have been observed in our service area:
Based on observations of Gypsy Moth activity this past year we expect an increase in the population for 2016 in Northwestern areas of Morris and Sussex Counties. As many homeowners know, Gypsy Moth feeding can cause serious harm or damage to trees and shrubs. In addition to the hazard to the plants, anyone who has experienced a past infestation can attest to the “unpleasantness” of the caterpillars and their droppings. When leaf feeding insect populations are this high, damage to trees can be severe.
Gypsy Moths cannot be eradicated but spraying can minimize damage to the landscape. Two sprays are usually sufficient to control damage to trees but in heavy infested areas a third may be necessary.
Along with the leaf feeding insects that damage trees, diseases from insects are becoming more serious — and common!
The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) tracks statistics on tick-transmitted illnesses, and offers advice for staying safe. The CDC recommends applying pesticides in your yard to control tick populations. When applied properly, tick pesticides are extremely effective for tick control.
If you are not already scheduled for treatments for controlling either leaf feeding insects or ticks and would like a price quote or more information on treating these problems, please contact us at (973) 335-6650 to consult with our Certified Arborists.