Emerald ash borer (EAB), the notoriously damaging tree pest, continues to be an annual concern for ash tree owners. However, catching the symptoms of a borer infestation early enough allows tree care experts to intervene before the damage becomes deadly. After years of contending with infestations, the experts at Maier Tree and Lawn can provide comprehensive and powerful treatments that can help save your Rochester, MN ash trees and limit the spread of the stubborn, invasive beetles.

Identifying Emerald Ash Borer

If you notice any unusual symptoms in your trees, it's important to note them, especially if you have ash trees on your property. If leaves start browning, dying, or falling from the upper half of the tree, be sure to check for other symptoms as well. Splitting trunks, an increase in bird activity, S-shaped channels in the wood, or anything else that seems out of place can indicate a problem.

Possible Treatments

Insecticides can manage emerald ash borer, just like other tree pests. The damage done by EAB before the insecticides are applied, however, cannot necessarily be reversed. This also leads to restrictions on the movement and sale of potentially infested wood. That's why it’s also vital to leave emerald ash borer treatments to experts.

Unlike other tree pests, we do not recommend self-directed treatments for emerald ash borer. Because of the dangers associated with emerald ash borer specifically, an inefficient treatment or technique could prove deadly for your property’s ash trees as well as for ash trees far beyond your property lines. At Maier Tree and Lawn, we provide comprehensive and powerful treatments that eliminate tree pests and preserve your trees' safety.

Maier Tree and Lawn takes tree pests seriously, and we’re prepared to help with serious tree pest issues. Treatments do exist, but the delicate nature of emerald ash borer infestations means that fast action is essential. Call today to have your ash trees evaluated or to start your tree pest removal.

Rochester, MN area residents that are concerned about emerald ash borers or the overall health of their trees can contact us at (507) 286–8733 or visit our website.


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