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Blog Posts in category " Pest control "

Are those tiny pinecones in my tree? No, they’re bagworms.

Our mild spring, with its continual rainfall, encouraged an explosion of chewing pests this summer - including bagworms. Bagworm “homes” look like small pinecone-like structures hanging from trees and shrubs. We’ve been seeing them pop up all over the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

Is Ivy Growing Up My Tree a Bad Thing?

We are often asked “Will ivy growing up the trunk of my established tree harm it?” Yes and no. Generally, ivy will not harm a healthy, established tree. However, ivy growing around the base of a tree and up its trunk could be competing with nutrients, sunlight and water that the tree needs. This could cause the tree to weaken and become more prone to pests and disease.

Pest Alert: Emerald Ash Borer Arrives in Texas

The Emerald Ash Borer has wreaked havoc on Ash trees across the country. We need to be alert here in Texas as this destructive insect makes its presence known in the Lone Star State.

Keep Winter Bugs at Bay with Dormant Oil

If you want to control pests like scale and other spring pests on your trees, hollies and other shrubs, now’s the time to get on our winter schedule.

Common Pest Alert: Spider Mites

Tiny spider mites in large infestations can spell disaster for your trees and plants. Learn how to identify their leaf-sapping tactics to stay ahead of any lasting damage.

What’s All the Stress About? Could Be Aphids!

This month, we’re noticing many new insect infestations on trees around the DFW area. Because many of our urban trees are stressed from heat, improper watering and lack of fertilization, they are more susceptible to pest problems. Aphids are one of those pests invading trees right now, as seen on the leaves of the post oak (in photo) that we recently inspected.

Bagworms are Here: Could your trees be their next stop?

Your North Texas trees may be hosting a summer visitor - bagworms. Here's the scoop on what to watch for, what to know about these little critters, and how your arborist can help you avoid an infestation.

Are Borers Eating Your Tree From the Inside Out?!

While inspecting a client’s trees recently, we found a downed tree on the road and decided to take a closer look. It turned out that the tree was filled with borer insects, which were most likely the reason that the tree ultimately had to be taken down. Or at least they finished the job!

Deformed Foliage on Your Pecan Trees?

Is the foliage on your beautiful pecan tree deformed? It could be an invasion of aphid-like insects breeding on your trees. Learn more about pecan gall.

What’s munching on your tree? Could be tent caterpillars!

You love your trees, right? Well so do a lot of leaf-chewing pests! If you look up, and look closely, you might start to noticed some of these critters having your tree for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are beginning to see tent caterpillars, leaf rollers and bagworms in trees now.