Over the last few years, The Emerald Ash Borer has caused much devastation throughout the country and, in particular, Iowa.
The image below is of a street in Toledo, Ohio that experienced firsthand just how destructive the Emerald Ash Borer is….
All this damage happened within just 3 years.
The state of Iowa is currently under a state-wide quarantine which was issued in February 2014 by the Iowa DNR and IDALS.
What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
The Emerald Ash Borer beetle is a wood boring insect that attacks and feeds on ash trees resulting, if left untreated, in the thinning and eventual death of the ash tree.
The Advantage to our Trunk Injections for Fighting the Emerald Ash Borer
Trunk injections are the most effective method for applying the Emerald Ash Borer Pesticide in Iowa City. Lawn-Tek exclusively uses Arborjet trunk injection equipment to inject ArborJet’s successful TREE-AGE product directly inside ash trees. With over 15 years of experience, our trunk injection systems, and Technicians are proven to give the best results when protecting ash trees from the Borer.
Lawn-Tek has been helping our eastern Iowa communities plan for, and respond to, the Emerald Ash Borer invasion. Our Tree, Shrub, and Lawn Care Specialists have almost 20 years of experience in detecting, preventing, and treating trees for diseases and insects, such as EAB.
The key is treating the Ash trees before they have become infested or in the very earliest stages of infestation. You also need to know that treating affected trees will need to occur every 2 years once the insects have reached your locale.
Lawn-Tek can treat ash trees in the spring, once the tree begins to bud. We treat by applying Tree-Age, an insecticide developed by Aborjet, by drilling small holes in the trunk of the tree, and injecting the insecticide.
Prices are very affordable, starting at $100.00 per tree.
Emerald Ash Borer Identification
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a metallic-green insect native to Asia. The adult beetle is approximately 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. The Beetle was first spotted in Iowa in 2010 and has since spread extensively across the state.
The adult EAB emerges from infested ash trees via D-shaped holes. EAB larvae leave s-shaped galleries as they tunnel through the layer immediately under the bark, damaging the tree’s ability to transport nutrients and water. Symptoms of EAB include a thinning of the tree’s crown, suckers that shoot up from the base of the tree, and woodpecker activity.
If you’re interested in receiving a custom bid from one of our Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area Emerald Ash Borer Treatment experts, simply complete our online quote request form and someone will call you promptly to set up an appointment. Or call right now to set an appointment: 319-310-1553
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