The best defense against aggressive wood boring beetles is proactive and preventative shrub and tree maintenance. Parker’s Lawn Doctor implements a two-fold approach to rid tress of the Emerald Ash Borer. First, we conduct an annual soil injection to protect the tree from the inside, then we spray the trunk to target any beetles on the surface and prevent future infestations. We have successfully revived ash trees that have suffered as much as 40% damage.
A Merit soil injection is a great way to protect your trees in Parker from the inside out. The Merit is injected into the soil at root level so that the tree absorbs the insecticide through the roots and travels throughout the tree’s vascular system. This type of shrub and insect control is great for trees that are too large or shrubs too dense to effective spray. Merit is especially effective at controlling aggressive wood boring beetles.
Given that we are concerned about the environment, it is our preference at Lawn doctor to use all-natural insect control tactics. Our dormant oil spray coats insect eggs which prevents them from hatching, it is also all-natural and poses no threat to the environment. Since Merit soil injections only affect insects that feed directly on the tree, it poses no threat to beneficial pollinators in Parker, such as honeybees and butterflies.