Traditionally, a blanket approach was used to control insects….spray it. While effective, this method also eliminates beneficial and non-target species. Spraying trees and lawns is still practiced regularly, however, we now have methods that allow us to protect beneficial and non-target insects while controlling the target pest(s). Protect your flowers, plants, trees, and shrubs with insect and mite management from Arborlogical Inc.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
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 insects on our customers’ properties.
What methods does Arborlogical Inc use?
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 and more efficient delivery. This method can treat a broad range of tree pests including Borers, Elm Leaf Beetles, various types of Scale, etc. while leaving the beneficial and non-target species alone.
This method can be used to treat and prevent 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. Read more about this application process.
Bark banding is a less invasive alternative to trunk injections. The pesticide is mixed with a penetrant and applied to the trunk of the tree.
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.
If you are having issues with insects, Arborlogical Inc is here to help. We offer services in and around Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, as well as Lakewood, Colorado.