Common Pests for Your Trees
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Common Pests for Your Trees

Trees are home to many creatures, both good and bad. While there’s nothing more fun and relaxing than spending time out in the backyard on a sunny day, you need to keep an eye out for pests. Most signs of destruction by these nasty critters often go unnoticed until it is too late, and the only solution is getting rid of the tree. When this happens, Southern Star Stump is your go-to stump removal service. We have a team of well-equipped and knowledgeable arborists ready to inspect, detect, diagnose, and address potential signs of deterioration before things get out of hand.

As a property owner, you may provide your trees with the best care to mitigate infestation. However, with the experience required, you avoid missing small signs of deterioration that can grow and become more pronounced. Familiarizing yourself with the different harmful pests that can lead to unplanned tree and stump removal is advisable.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

If you see signs of damage on vegetables, fruit, and nuts, chances are you have a marmorated stink bug problem. These destructive critters have a high appetite, making them very destructive to your trees. It is important to address the problem early to avoid a significant decrease in the crop, which eventually compromises the overall well-being of your trees. It is advisable to schedule routine inspections with a certified arborist to ensure these pests are detected on time and your trees are protected from future attacks.

Emerald Ash Borer

Among the most popular harmful tree insects, this is the most discussed. Emerald Ash Borer is an extremely invasive pest that bores into ash trees and eats the tissue underneath the bark until the tree is severely damaged. Although the damage is barely noticeable at first, you will probably see significant effects on the tree’s health over time. It usually takes 1-4 years for the pests to kill a tree, depending on its size. If an ash tree in your yard is severely damaged, we can help you get rid of the tree to prevent further attacks on healthy trees. Our team uses innovative equipment to enhance the quality of services like stump grinding.

Gypsy Moth

Another insect species known for its diverse and large appetite is the Gypsy Moth. Their caterpillar stage feeds on leaves and foliage, leaving your trees susceptible to diseases and attacks by other pests. Prolonged attacks by these pests can eventually lead to tree death and subsequent repercussions like falling branches or the entire tree during strong winds. You can prevent costly property damage and safety hazards by hiring a tree care company to cut down the dead tree and conduct stump grinding to eliminate the eyesore in your backyard.

Japanese Beetle

Last, we have the Japanese beetle, which can destroy various vegetation types. Their voracious eating habits make these pests pretty dangerous and harmful to plants. Japanese beetles live beneath the soil and feed on roots, compromising the structure and health of your trees. Since they are underground, it is difficult to detect damage unless it is too late. That’s why we recommend working with a reputable tree service.

Contact us at Southern Star Stump and schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We provide a wide range of services like stump grinding and removal at competitive market rates. Please don’t wait for a damaged tree to wreak havoc on your premises when we can address the problem efficiently and safely.