The United States faces the most devastating insect infestation in it's history and the pleasantly colored pest is headed down from Maine and to your neighborhood, home, and gardens.
Pests rarely make the newspaper, barring the Pine Beetle devastation in the West, however the Emerald Ash Borer has already made headlines in Boston, Chicago, New York, and in our own Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday issue.
Pennsylvania's 300 million Ash trees are predicted to share the same fate as the 50 million fallen trees since the insects first discovery in 2012 by the Michigan State Natural Resources Department. Nationally, the damage is expected to exceed $10 Billion, and Pennsylvania remains one of the 25 states that will see a rise in EAB populations to epidemic proportions.
There are many resources to diagnose, treat, and prevent infestations on your property and in your neighborhood. The best management practice for pests is always prevention. The larger the buffer between your treated trees and untreated trees the better! Since 99% of Ash trees infested by EAB die within four years of exposure, it is imperative to start planning now!
Review the links below and, please, call us for a consultation in respect to your properties health and wellbeing.
Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources: Emerald Ash Borer
Penn State: Decoy trees could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles