How Do You Stop The Emerald Ash Borer?

There’s currently an invasion happening in New England; the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This small, metallic green destructive beetle has spread to over 35 states, including provinces in Canada, since its discovery in Detroit back in 2002.

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The Danger of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

First discovered in Brooklyn, New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle has caused destruction in six states and threatens to kill ornamental trees across the eastern half of the country. Homeowners in three key states should be vigilant for these destructive and invasive wood-boring pests as they can cause tree death to many beloved hardwoods in our region. 

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Keep the Ticks & Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard in 2021

The summer is finally here and that means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the long, sun-filled  days and beautiful summer weather. Unfortunately, living in Massachusetts also means that along with the ocean breezes and fantastic weather comes some pest issues that may be lurking in your own backyard. 

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Controlling and Preventing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation

Ensure your Hemlocks are safe from this invasive pest  Hemlocks are wonderful trees to have in your landscape, and their density makes them a great choice for planting in privacy screens. However, without proper care, Hemlocks are very susceptible to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, which can seriously damage and eventually kill your Hemlocks.

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Controlling and Preventing Winter Moths

What Are Winter Moths? Winter moths are invasive pests, originating from Europe and Western Asia. These insects were first found in North America in the 1930s; however, their population in Massachusetts exploded, causing home owners, property managers, and arborists’ tremendous stress, as winter moth larvae shredded and stripped the leaves off of their variety of deciduous trees. Winter Moth Appearance The winter...

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Rhododendrons VS Black Vine Weevil

What is a Black Vine Weevil? The Black Vine Weevil (BVW) is an insect pest that injures plants, Rhododendrons being top choice throughout the US. In Massachusetts there are few natural predators of this species. 

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Why Heavy Winter Snowfall Can Lead to a Bad Tick Season

Expect a bad tick season as this winter’s thick layer of snow served as insulation for the over-wintering tick population Before we completely put this past winter behind us, let’s not forget about a problem that lurks on the horizon as a result of the tremendous amount of snow we received. The tick population is expected to explode this year...

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Tips For Removing Ticks

The tick population in our area has exploded. Heavy snow cover this past winter kept ticks nice and warm, and helped them multiply unchecked. Very cold, snow-less winters tend to diminish populations.

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