Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
WhiteHouse Landscapes LLC, Northern Kentucky’s premier “All Natural” Landscape Care Practitioner, offers treatment for the Emerald Ash Borer. Unfortunately there isn’t a natural method for treating this landscape pest which is killing Northern Kentucky’s Ash trees. There are only two accepted methods for treating the Emerald Ash Borer. The most effective method is a trunk injection with an insecticide named Tree-age.The active ingredient is emamectin benzoate, which eliminates existing populations of insect pests and provides multi-year protection against new infestations. University research has consistently found it to be the most effective control method for EAB. This method delivers the insecticide into the phloem of the tree which is where the EAB larvae are actively feeding. This method keeps the insecticide in the trees vascular system and away from your family, pets, and the outside environment.
The second method is a soil drench with the insecticide imidacloprid. The soil drench method with Imidacloprid is an annual treatment, but it is non invasive to the tree and is a cost effective method of protecting your ash tree. The insecticides is not atomized, but poured in a controlled area within 18 inches of the trunk. This method is safer than an aerial spray because it is applied in a controlled method and then covered over by either the soil or mulch from the area.
If you have ash trees on your property and are not sure what to do, let the professionals at WhiteHouse Landscapes LLC advise you about your specific situation. We are trained, certified, and experienced in treating for Emerald Ash Borer. Sometimes it is appropriate to treat and protect the ash on your property, but there are also times that treating might not be the best choice for the property owner. Let the professionals at WhiteHouse Landscapes LLC advise you about the facts and considerations so that you can make an educated and cost effective decision about your ash tree issues.