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    Your Pest Plant Control Program Options

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Pests oftentimes seem to come out of nowhere and begin to multiply at an alarming rate. Action Tree Service, Inc.’s Plant Pest Control Program is a great way to remove the pests in your yard and ensure a fruitful garden this summer. Our pesticide applicators will diagnose your trees and plants and recommend custom spray applications. Spring Dormant Oil, one such application, is applied on your trees and plants to target pest eggs before they hatch. If you are worried about leaf-eaters, we have a spray for deciduous trees and a spray for ornamental shrubs.

    If you live in Somerset County or the surrounding area, find out more about the plant pest spray services that Action Tree Service, Inc. has to offer you by visiting our website today. Whether you have an infestation or you just want to prevent one, we can help. If you have any questions about our plant pest control procedures, contact us online or call (908) 315-5398 today.

    The Importance of Proper Tree Pruning

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The beautiful trees that you see in front yards throughout New Jersey are not good looking by accident. In fact, many of the healthy and attractive trees that you see have been pruned professionally. Read the following article to learn more about why it’s important for a tree to be pruned regularly by tree-pruning experts.

    Prevent Injury
    In the woods outside of Somerset County, trees lose their branches regularly. But when you have a tree in a residential area, it’s important for the safety of the neighborhood that you stay on top of tree pruning. This way, old branches can be removed before they snap off and hurt somebody or cause property damage. If you have trees in your front yard next to the street or your driveway, pruning them ensures that overarching branches do not endanger your family and others in the neighborhood.

    Encourage Proper Growth
    Tree pruners are trained to prune a tree in the healthiest way possible. If you have any trees with crossing branches or unhealthy branches that have been infected by disease or insects, the pruner will remove these so that the structure of the tree remains strong. The tree pruner will also thin the crown, a process that reduces airflow and the likelihood of pest infestations.

    Enhance the Tree’s Nature Beauty
    Trees that are pruned look better and are more likely to bear flowers than unkempt trees. Trees are incapable of pruning themselves, which makes a tree-pruning service essential to achieving a natural yet well-manicured look for your trees. Pruning a young tree is especially important, as this will positively influence its shape and appearance for the rest of its lifetime.

    To make sure that your trees look great and enjoy optimal health, call Action Tree Service, Inc. Our professional tree pruners are extremely knowledgeable and can tackle even the largest of trees. Call us at (908) 315-5398 if you have any questions, and visit us on the web to learn about the other tree and plant care services we offer.

    Common Pests that Can Infect Your Garden

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Insect activity is at its highest in the summertime, which makes it all the more important that you stay on top of pest control. Learn more about the pests that commonly infect your garden in the following video.

    Spider mites will eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, squash, and other plants. If one of your plants seems to be infected by spider mites, you might have to remove the plant to prevent the mites from spreading. Squash bugs will suck on leaves, stems, and fruits in your garden, draining the life out of your shrubs and trees. These bugs multiple rapidly, so it is important to remove them as quickly as possible. Watch this video to learn more about the beetles and other pests that need to be controlled before they damage your trees and plants.

    If you live in or near Somerset County, call Action Tree Service, Inc. at (908) 315-5398 to schedule a pest diagnosis for your trees and plants. We have a number of safe and effective pest sprays that will keep pests from harming your garden.

    We Hope Everyone Has a Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend! Happy Mother's Day!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A Look at the Top Summer Garden Pests

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Its springtime—your trees and flowers are finally budding, and your plants are beginning to grow at a remarkable rate. To ensure that the plants in your yard continue to flourish, it’s important to keep an eye out for pests. If you see any of the following pests in your yard, contact Action Tree Service, Inc. and ask about the Plant Pest Control Program.

    One of the most common insect pests in NJ is the aphid. Shaped like a pear, these small bugs can be found hiding under leaves and inside flower buds. Though a few aphids in your yard aren’t harmful, aphids also have the ability to multiply quickly. If you have apple trees, roses, or vegetables, aphids in large numbers will suck the sugars out of them.

    Another plant pest that is known for doing extensive damage is the Japanese beetle. These beetles are hungry, and will rapidly consume fruit trees and any other flowers and plants in your garden.

    Snails and slugs can be a serious hindrance to your garden this summer. To find out if these slimy pests are in your garden, shine a flashlight into your yard at night. Look for shiny trails next to the decaying or damaged areas of your trees and plants.

    Worms are generally good for the soil under your trees and plants, but grubs are a different story. If you have any squash in your garden, the squash borer grub can feed on the inside of the squash for over a month without being noticed from the outside.

    Like most pests, the grasshopper is not a problem in small numbers. But also like most pests, the grasshopper can multiply very quickly. If you see the grasshopper population expanding in your yard, call a pest control company immediately.

    To control the pests in your garden and prevent them from damaging your trees, plants, and flowers, call Action Tree Service, Inc. at (908) 315-5398. If you live in Somerset County or the surrounding area, our pest control program is an effective way to maintain the health of your garden.

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