Not all tree pests are created equal in Rochester, MN. Beetles, budworms, weevils, and larvae are all likely residents of the trees on your property, but while some tree pests are notorious, such as the emerald ash borer, it’s entirely possible that you’re playing host to some crawlies that are causing damage under the radar. Maier Tree and Lawn recommends that all tree owners keep an eye out for signs of damage, even if they’re not the signs that you’re used to.

How Some Tree Pests Fly Under the Radar

Tree pests come in all shapes and sizes, and in many cases, the occasional bug won’t make much of an impact on your sturdy adult trees. But sometimes a tree pest escapes popular notice because of irregular active and dormant seasons.

The cankerworm, for example, goes through years of low populations before emerging into a high-population nightmare for young trees. These worms can chew through foliage quickly and leave trees struggling after a single season.

In other situations, a tree pest might be too small or insignificant to do much damage, except in severe cases. Aphids, for example, come in a variety of shapes and sizes and generally don’t do much harm to trees. But it is possible to find yourself with a uniquely concentrated population that can lead to yellowing leaves and stunted growth.

 (ELB is not found in SE MN).

Pest Removal for Lesser-Known Insects

Since there are many factors that go into tree infestations, it’s important to rely on tree care experts when making a pest maintenance plan. Even if the damage or insects you see aren’t immediately familiar to you, because of the wide variety of pest species in Minnesota, it’s always better to play it safe and request a professional evaluation. Maier Tree and Lawn provides pest removal for well-known and lesser-known pests, as well as smaller-scale infestations that may only be impacting a single tree. Our team can help you make a pest plan and ensure that no pest, large or small, is left to chew on your trees.

 If you’re not sure what kind of pest you’re dealing with or you’re ready to request pest removal support, Maier Tree and Lawn is here to help. Rochester, MN residents can contact us today at (507) 286–8733 or by visiting our website for

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