PEST ALERT

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Crypt Gall Wasp

The Crypt Gall Wasps are an insect pest attacking and killing many of our Black Oaks (Quercus velutina). Call or email us to discuss treatment options and methods.

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Asian Long Horn Beetle

Asian Long Horn Beetle, (Anoplophora glabripennis ) are now in Massachusetts. Discovered in August of 2008 in the City of Worcester, the insects are now more widely distributed than first thought. Please click on the link to learn more about this pest. Childs Arborists can help you protect your feature trees from this devastating insect. Currently there are not any Asian Long Horn Beetles (ALB) found on Cape Cod.  Please call our office (508) 420-1500 or send an email for more information.

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Winter Moth

While oak, maple, and apple are preferred hosts, many other deciduous plants are susceptible to damage from winter moth caterpillars. These include but are not limited to: cherry, basswood, ash, white elm, crabapple, and blueberry.

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Bark Beetle

Bark beetles reproduce in the inner bark (living and dead phloem and cambium tissues) of trees. Many species, such as the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) attack and kill live trees. Most, however, live in dead, weakened, or dying hosts.  Call us to discuss treatment.

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Gypsy Moth

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating forest pests.  The gypsy moth is known to feed on on the foliage of hundreds of species of plants in North America but its most common hosts are oaks and aspen. Gypsy moth populations are typically eruptive in North America; in any forest stand densities may fluctuate from near 1 egg mass per ha to over 1,000 per ha. When densities reach very high levels, trees may become completely defoliated.  Call us to discuss treatment for Gypsy Moths.