Are some bugs really bad for trees?
Are you fed up with pesky critters destroying your trees, eating away at the leaves until it ends up looking like it has been devastated by a storm? Really, how do you move your mind past the fact that you’ve put a lot of time, money, and effort into having beautiful and energetic looking trees only to be ruined by an insect infestation?
What must you do to stop this from happening to your trees? Is there a way to handle insect infestation in trees?
The best and most reasonable solution is to be proactive. Prevention is the solution to controlling these bugs. And the way to do that is to learn which bugs are really bad for trees and realizing how to eliminate them before they are a huge issue.
The Bugs You Need to Watch For
Some bugs prosper on numerous species of plant life. Most are quite harmless. Trees are just for shelter or hunting prey.
Though, there are pests which feed on trees, causing real damage, whether it be from the inside-out or the outside-in. These bad bugs are the ones you need to know about so you can spot them and get them gone before it’s too late. If you aren’t sure if your tree already has a bug problem, contact a tree care company and arrange a consultation. You want to resolve an infestation so you don't have to consider removing a dead tree.
Borers are possibly the most damaging to trees out of all pests. These types of bugs, also called tunneling insects, burrow deep inside twigs, roots, and stems to put their eggs. It’s the larvae from the eggs that bring the most damage to a tree, stopping the tree from being able to take in nutrients and water.
The names of some burrowing insects:
The most efficient way to keep these bad bugs away from your trees is through preventive measures. You should always have your tree pruned, mulched, and well-kept.
Pruning must only be done in the late autumn or winter, so your tree doesn’t attract bugs to open wounds.
Comments are closed.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
All Insects & Diseases Questions & Answers Tools & Safety Trees & Landscaping Tree Stump Basics