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TAG: invasive pests

Government Affairs: Is the spotted lanternfly a threat to outdoor living?

November 8, 2017By

In September 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) received a call from a company near Reading, Pa. Employees had found a strange bug at the back of their property in a tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) grove. When the PDA inspectors arrived at the company, they saw gray-winged bugs about an inch long, covering the trunks of the Ailanthus... read more

Step by Step: Checking trees for pests

August 15, 2015By
Source: Rob Gorden, director of urban forestry, Arborjet

Whether a client’s tree is showing signs of distress or you’re taking a proactive approach, contractors need to be on the lookout for invasive insects. Drought or heat stress can make trees more susceptible to insects that can severely damage or kill them, so it’s important to catch damage early. Some of the most harmful pests are emerald ash borers,... read more

Download: How to check trees for invasive pests

August 7, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the August 2015 Step by Step on how to “Check trees for invasive pests” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download. read more

Lawn Dawg establishes perimeter pest control service

March 5, 2014By

Gearing up for the 2014 season, Lawn Dawg launched a perimeter pest control service. Part of a newly formed pest control division, the service will be available in Maine, Massachusetts and Albany, N.Y. “We’ve been asked by our customers for the past several years about providing solutions to insects and pests that invade the home,” said Jim Campanella, Lawn Dawg... read more

WVDA, Bayer stave off pests at Cathedral State Park

December 3, 2013By

A cooperative project between the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and Bayer CropScience is helping to preserve one of the last virgin Hemlock forests in the United States: Cathedral State Park. WVDA completed the first year of a cooperative agreement to treat the park for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a non-native pest that damages and kills Hemlock trees by... read more

Keep ALB and other pests in check with healthy trees

August 21, 2013By

More than 80,000 trees have been cut to a stump and grinded to nonexistence due to Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) infestations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The invasive pest dons long antennae and white spots on its 1 to 1½ inch-long, black body. It targets 13 types of trees, thermoregulating itself inside and decorating the trunk with dime-sized... read more