What To Do When Insects Stunt Tree Growth

by / Monday, 15 October 2018 / Published in Blog

When it comes to consultation regarding tree-related problems, professional arborists are generally the first people to be called in. However, even they can come upon cases where they need help as well. For example, they will generally have an easy time identifying insects as the problem but may have trouble identifying the specific species which may be important to solve the problem at hand. In a case like this, the arborist will see themselves in need of professional help as well.

Identifying The Culprit

If the arborist has been working in the field for a while, they will already be familiar with most insect species that are known to befall trees. This will give them the necessary background knowledge to inform you about the type of infestation you are looking at, as well as the insect’s lifespan and what it will take to get rid of the infestation and avoid a future repeat of that particular problem.

There can however, also be instances in which the arborist finds themselves at a loss. Maybe because they are faced with a species they’re unfamiliar with or because the larval stage varies from the form the arborist has previously been confronted with.When it comes to cases like these, the arborist will want to know about the insect’s life cycle and behavior so they can make an informed guess on where the source of the problem truly lies. For this, they will have to know where to look to get said information and a true tree service professional in San Jose will already have several sources in their mind.

Finding The Solution

A professional arborist will have a library of resources to turn to in case of an infestation of an unfamiliar species of insect. There are professionals at universities, as well as a variety of databases that offer their services in cases like these. However, situations like these are rare since arborists usually have subscriptions to multiple publications and journals that will help them stay updated on developments regarding new types of infestations discovered by others in their profession.

A good arborist will instantly be able to access all necessary information regarding insect infestations, whether it be via a professional in the field or publications. If you have found yourself faced with issues regarding your tree, you will be happy to know that you can have instant access to a professional’s knowledge and consultation by merely placing a single call. They will not only come and evaluate your requirements, but ensure that they find the right solution for pest control while protecting your trees.

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