Pine bark beetle treatment - tree insecticide injection system
Huffman Arborist offers our customers the most effective methods for managing Pine Bark Beetles. Our system for tree trunk injections in unlike any other. The Drill, Plug, Injection method is far more effective than any other method available. Pine Bark Beetles are aggressive and colonize fast! By the time you notice that you have a Pine Bark Beetle infestation, it could be too late! Keep an eye out for a Pine Bark Beetle attack in your neighborhood and call Huffman Arborist to prevent your potential Pine Bark Beetle problem before it becomes a serious issue!
What is a pine bark beetle?
The Pine Bark Beetle is an insect that attacks pine trees. They are attracted to drought stressed trees or distressed trees. The Pine Bark Beetle is approximately the size of a grain of rice and bores a hole through the bark and into the Phloem, Cambium and Xylem layers of the Pine tree. These layers are the vascular layers of the tree (like our veins and arteries).
Although small, the Pine Bark Beetle attacks the tree in large numbers so that the number of bore holes in the tree is in the hundreds to thousands. Ultimately, the vascular layer of the tree is interrupted to the extent that nutrients are no longer able to make it to the tree foliage and the tree dies. This takes as little as 14 days from the time of entry. By the time you notice the infestation, it may have already been 10 days or more.
What Does Huffman Arborist do?
A small plug, called the Arborplug™, is inserted into a drilled hole in the tree. A needle inserts through the Arborplug™ and formula is injected. The Formula is quickly distributed through the trunk, branches and leaf tissue. The Arborplug™ keeps the injected formulation inside the tree, protects it, and stays inside the tree with no adverse reactions. In time, the tree grows right over the Arborplug.
What are the benefits to this method?
No mess is left behind - No chemicals left in the soil or in the air so it is safe for your children and pets. The results are effective and are backed by university trials. Long term treatment and prevention benefits for about two years! Safe for use around rivers, lakes, streams and federal/state land.
What methods do not work?
Spraying the trees: Spraying trees are effective only for parasites that will actually come in contact with the insecticide, Pine bark beetles are deep inside the tree. Spraying also will kill many desirable insects such as butterflies, ladybugs, honey bees, etc.. Spraying is not legal near waterways and is toxic for the fish. Spraying is generally messy. Trees sprayed with insecticides will usually wash off in the rain. Spraying requires large amounts of solution.
What does it cost?
Application cost is based on the product used, trunk diameter, and labor for application. Call Huffman Arborist to set up a consultation TODAY and we will send an estimate to you for the cost of Pine Bark Beetle treatment or Pine Bark Beetle Management!
We advise homeowners to take preventive measures rather than stop at identifying the causes and effects of a pine bark beetle attack.
“Prevention is the best cure” may sound silly, but when it comes to pine bark beetles, preventing the problem before it can arise is much more preferable to dealing with it after it is out of control. There are a few precautions that you can take to prevent the beetles from entering and infesting your trees.
With over 15 years of experience in serving Huffman, Crosby, Atascocita, Kingwood, The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Humble, Summerwood, The Heights, Katy, Richmond, Alvin, Pearland, Baytown, Channelview, Highlands, and Mont Belvieu we have thousands of clients all over the Houston area. We are not limited to the Houston areas listed above. Contact our office today about Pine Bark Beetle Treatment & Management in YOUR area!