Ash trees make a beautiful addition to your yard in Dayton, and the shade they provide can help reduce home energy costs. Unfortunately over 40 million of these trees in Michigan alone have seen the devastating effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Before you find yourself with an infestation, let the experienced crew at Lawn Plus LLC protect your ash trees with our EAB treatments. Contact us today at (937) 839-5296 for more details on how we can save your trees from these lawn pests.
What is an Emerald Ash Borer?
The emerald ash borer is an Asian, wood-boring beetle that was discovered in Detroit, Michigan, in 2002. While it is no bigger than a penny, this invasive pest has caused considerable economic and environmental damage throughout Ohio – including many areas near Dayton. Female insects lay their eggs inside the tissue of the tree. The larvae will then chew through the underside of the bark, starving the tree of nutrients, while adults feed on the leaves.
Signs of an Infestation:
- Dieback in the tree canopy
- New sprouts excessively forming from the tree’s base
- D-shaped holes in the bark where beetles have exited
- Woodpecker damage (they like to feed on the larvae)
- Bark splitting
- Thinning crown
EAB Treatment and Prevention
According to the US Forest Service, the EAB is fatal to an infested tree within three to five years, and there is no method of complete eradication. We frequently see trees that are too compromised to save, which is why Lawn Plus recommends you take preventative action with our bi-annual ash tree treatments. The products we use are environmentally friendly and 98% effective. Plus, the treatment will last for two years!
Request EAB Treatment Today!
Lawn Plus has been providing EAB treatment and other lawn care services in Dayton, OH, Eaton, Cincinnati, and the surrounding areas since 2005. If you have ash trees in your yard, call us at (937) 839-5296 for more information on how you can take advantage of our emerald ash borer prevention methods. We also offer lawn control services for moles, mosquitos, and other insects. Our experts have experience with athletic field design. Lawn Plus also provides and uses quality Ground Logic products.