Insect and disease control have come a long way in the past decade. Traditionally, a blanket approach was used to control pests….spray it. While effective, this method also eliminated beneficial and non-target species.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been widely adopted by the Arboriculture industry. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization defines IPM as "the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment”.
Arborlogical Inc. takes our environmental responsibility seriously. We strive to use the most effective and practical methods of application to address insect and disease on our customers properties. Below are a few of the methods we use:
Spray Treatments: This type of treatment is most effective as a reactive measure to treat existing problems and serious infestations. High pressure pumps are used to administer a prescribed application to the target pests.
Soil Injections and Basal Drenches: A proactive method of pesticide administration. A solution is injected or drenched directly into the cambium or the soil rooting zone which allows for safer & more efficient delivery. This method can treat a broad range of tree pests and diseases including Borers, Elm Leaf Beetles, various types of Scale, etc. while leaving the beneficial and non-target species alone.
Trunk Injection: This method can be used to treat and prevent fungal diseases, insect infestations, and severe nutrient deficiencies. Oak Wilt and Emerald Ash Borer are most commonly treated with this process. Many of the applications we administer in this manor have long lasting residual protection as an added value. Our applicators use the ArborJet system to administer these injections. To read more about this application process please visit: https://arborjet.com/why-arborjet/
Bark Banding: Bark banding is less invasive alternative to trunk injections. The pesticide is mixed with a penetrant and applied to the trunk of the tree.
Dormant Oil: A winter spray treatment designed to suffocate overwintering insects and insect eggs. This application has many benefits beyond pest management and does not contain any harmful insecticides.