Insect & Pine Bark Beetle Treatment in Houston, TX
West University Arborist offers our clients the most effective methods for managing Pine Bark Beetles in West University Place. Our proprietary system for tree trunk injections is unlike any other. The Drill, Plug, Inject method is more effective than any other method available! Pine Bark Beetles are known to attack pine trees aggressively and they colonize fast. By the time you notice that your pine tree has beetle activity it could possibly be too late! Stay vigilant for signs of beetle activity and call a certified Houston Arborist if any activity is apparent. Even though Pine Bark Beetles are the size of a grain of rice, from the moment of infestation, it can take as little as 14 days for a Pine tree to die. This page will have all of the information you need in order to learn more about Pine Bark Beetles in Houston, TX. Scroll down for more details!
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What is a Pine Bark Beetle?
The Pine Bark Beetle is a small insect that is known for its attacks on pine trees in massive populations. They are attracted to trees that are experiencing high amounts of stress due to drought, flooding, neglect etc. The Pine Bark Beetle is approximately the size of a grain of rice and bores a small hole through the bark and into the vascular layers of the pine tree. These layers allow flow of nutrients from the roots to the canopy of the tree (like our veins and arteries). Although small, the Pine Bark Beetle attacks the tree in large numbers so that the number of bore holes in the pine can reach up to the thousands. Ultimately the vascular layer of the tree is disrupted to the point that essential nutrients are no longer able to reach the trees foliage and the tree dies. This can take as little as 14 days from the time the Pine Bark Beetle enters the tree. By the time you notice the infestation it may have already been 10 days or more.
How Does West U. Arborist Manage These Pests?
A small plug called an ArborPlug is directly inserted into a drill hole around the base of the tree. A specialized needle is then inserted into the Arborplug and formulation is injected into the vascular system of the tree. The formulation is then quickly dispersed throughout the trunk, branches and leaf tissue. The ArborPlug keeps the injected formulation inside the tree, protects the drill hole, and remains inside the tree without causing any adverse effects. The tree begins to fight off the infestation from the inside-out and in time grows right over the plug.
Why is This Method Beneficial?
Once applied, there are no chemicals that are left in the yard or air so it is safe for your children and your pets. The treatment is highly effective and supported by proven university trials along with all of our clients who chose West University Arborist to help with their Pine Bark Beetle infestation. The product used will last for 2 years and its long lasting effects will ensure the safety of your trees from unwanted pests for the following years.
What Method Does NOT Work?
Spraying the Trees: Spraying a tree is only effective for pest that actually come in contact with the insecticide. Pine Bark Beetles are embedded deep inside the tree so spraying would not be beneficial. Spraying will also kill desirable insects such as butterflies, honey bees, lady bugs and others. Spraying insecticides in not legal near waterways and is toxic to native fish. It can also be extremely messy and will wash off during periods of rain.
What Does it Cost?
Application cost is dependent upon the amount of product used, trunk diameter, and labor for application. Contact West University Arborist today to schedule your consultation by calling 281-786-0975 or you can fill out our online contact form.
We advise homeowners to consider preventative measures by identifying the causes for a Pine Bark Beetle attack.
Prevention is key when it comes to Houston Pine Bark beetles. There are a few precautionary measures that you can take to prevent a beetle entry and infestation and we want to share them with you!
West University Arborist has specialized in full service tree care for more than 20 years, We are always the first name that comes to mind for homeowners across Houston, TX. Contact us today at 281-786-0975 for our affordable tree services in Houston including preventative measures to fight Pine Bark beetle attacks. You can also fill out our online contact form and let us know what you are looking for. We will be there to assist you and your sick tree in Houston.