Emerald Ash Borer Treatment in Northern Colorado
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a common enemy of Colorado gardeners and homeowners. These invasive insects may have an impressive metallic green sheen, but they devastate trees from the inside out, costing property owners a fortune in tree removal and replacement.
What Is The Emerald Ash Borer?
Emerald Ash Borers are small insects that came to the U.S. from Asia. They were first detected in the country in 2002 and often spread through firewood. While EABs were first detected in Colorado in 2013, we do not know how long they were present before then. They have been positively found in Larimer and Weld County, but the extent of their presence in Northern Colorado is still largely unknown.
And you don’t want to be the one to find Emerald Ash Borers in your area. These tiny green beetles lay their eggs inside ash trees, and their larvae can cause colossal damage by tunneling into the layers of a tree, inhibiting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients.
Learn more about this dangerous pest in our comprehensive guide to Emerald Ash Borers.
Emerald Ash Borer Prevention in Northern Colorado
Since their discovery in the U.S., Emerald Ash Borers have killed more than 50 million trees. It only takes around 10 years for an Emerald Ash Borer infestation to take down an entire forest. Prevention is key if you want to avoid tree removal and replacements that are far more expensive than preventative treatment. A lot of over-the-counter products for EABs are only 15% effective when performed precisely and perfectly, so professional treatment is strongly recommended.
At American Tree & Turf Care, we know EAB treatment is critical. If a tree is important to you and your landscape, we’re ready to treat it so that Emerald Ash Borers don’t stand a chance.
Our EAB prevention program is part of our tree care package and includes:
- A free, comprehensive EAB inspection from one of our highly-qualified technicians.
- A trunk injection of emamectin benzoate for maximum coverage.
- Protection that lasts for two growing seasons, at which point we reapply.
- A nearly 90% success rate according to national field trials.
You can’t wait until EAB are already a problem to protect your trees! Our team of experienced technicians is ready to take a proactive approach to save your landscape.
Signs of Emerald Ash Borers
Think you might already have an Emerald Ash Borer infestation? We can help identify the extent of the damage. You may notice:
- Visible metallic-green insects on a warm, sunny day
- Bark splitting
- D-shaped exit holes
- Increased woodpecker activity
- Zig-zag galleries underneath bark
- Dead branches & thinning tree crowns
- Water sprouts or shoots growing from tree trunks
Learn more about EAB damage.
Reliable Ash Borer Protection
Emerald Ash Borers may be devastating, but at American Turf & Tree Care, we’re prepared with the latest treatment technology that skips the hit-or-miss canopy spray. We inject treatment directly into the trees so that you have Ash Borer protection that lasts.
Protecting your trees is our priority, and it shouldn’t be a complicated process. That’s why we have no binding contracts and convenient service options so that you can get the protection you need when you need it. And in the case of Emerald Ash Borers, you need protection ASAP! Avoid tree removal and replacement by calling our team today to schedule your Emerald Ash Borer treatment!
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