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Insect Control

“My trees have wood-damaging bugs – what should I do?”

This is a common question heard here at Dolce’s Tree Service. Our experienced professionals have all the tools and knowledge to combat an insect infestation.

We’ve put together a quick-reference guide to help you identify what’s bugging your tree, and when and how to treat it.

March – Aprilsect-control

  • Cooley Spruce Gall (brown abnormal growth on stem of Spruce trees)

April – May

  • Aphids
  • Apple Scab
  • Diploida Tip Blight (brown needles on Pine trees)
  • Gypsy Moth (caterpillar found on Oak, Blue Spruce, Hemlock trees)
  • Bark Beetles (on new or transplanted trees)
  • E.A.B.
  • Bronze Birch Borer
  • Mites
  • Diplodia Tip Blight
  • Needle Casts

May-June

  • Bark Beetles (on new or transplanted trees)
  • Leaf Miner (brown blotches on leafs on Elm, Birch, American Holly Trees)
  • Dutch Elm Disease (fungus carried by a bark beetle)
  • Gypsy Moth (caterpillar found on Oak, Blue Spruce, Hemlock trees)
  • Bacteria Fire Blight
  • E.A.B.
  • Bronze Birch Borer

July-September

  • Dutch Elm Disease (fungus carried by a bark beetle)
  • Mimosa Webworm (Honey Locust trees)
  • Fall Webworm
  • Bagworms (Evergreen trees – visible year around)
  • Japanese Beetles (don’t use beetle bags)

Late Fall

  • Adelgis
  • E.A.B.
  • Bronze Birch Borer
  • Mites
  • White Pine Weevil
  • Iron & Manganese

Year Round

Some insects are active year around and affect most trees. They can be treated in spring or fall.

  • Bagworms
  • Mites
  • Scale Insects
  • Fall Bagworms