Although tree and root injections can be utilized to control some pests and disease, spraying is the most common method used for elimination. Some tree species are targeted from the onset by various types of insects or fungi while others are relatively pest free. We’d like to give you a generalization of the process we use for insect or disease control but its all very specific. Depending on the tree species we may use something as small as a backpack or something as large as a 1000 gallon tank.
How do you know when it’s the best time to spray?
We utilize two indicators to determine when insects become active. These include growing degree days and phenological indicators. The activity of insects is related in a close manner to atmospheric temperatures. Growing degree days are calculated by using a mathematical formula to measure the amount of heat that accumulates above a base temperature within 24 hours time.
Our targeted tree sprays are setup to control or eliminate a specific insect or tree disease at a specific time during the season. Our tree disease programs are setup and targeted at specific intervals during the season because the timing of the tree spray is critical to obtaining control of the tree disease.
We are a proud provider of tree spraying services throughout New York City and Long Island, NY. Tree disease as well as insect infestations can wreak havoc on you’re trees if left untreated. Believe it or not, they’re a large reason as to why many trees die or fall. It’s our goal to make the trees on you’re property pest and disease free.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to setup an appointment to discuss tree spraying; give us a call today at (718) 775-2243. We look forward to hearing from you.