What is the latest on the Emerald Ash Borer?

Posted on: July 14, 2009

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a real threat to our ash trees. If we do nothing, most likely we will eventually lose all our native ash. A wealth of information can be gleaned from www.emeraldashborer.info or the Department of Agriculture or the Ohio State University Extension. If pesticide application is chosen, treatments should begin in late March or early April and may be applied throughout the summer months. The latest research has shown that trunk injections with a pesticide called Imidacloprid have the highest control rates. Also, with the right products, the entry method has minimal adverse effects on the health of the tree. Just like a small cut on your finger, it's soon healed. Arborx is very aggressive when it comes to keeping current with knowledge gained from research. What we have learned recently has lead us to switch from the trunk soak techniques we used last year to trunk injections. The method we are using now guarantees that 100% of the pesticide enters the tree, 100% stays in the tree, there is no run-off and no overspray. This method is more ecologically friendly and safer to use for both the technician and the home owner, including pets and wildlife.