Insect and Disease Control in Fairfax, VA

Servicing Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax and the Surrounding Areas

Diagnosing tree and shrub health problems requires a careful examination of the situation. Some things to consider are:

• First and foremost identify the type of tree or shrub that is affected. Many insects and diseases are tree and shrub specific. Correctly identifying the type of tree or shrub will limit the number of potential insects or diseases that can affect a particular tree or shrub.
• Examine the landscape.
• Look for a pattern. Living things such as insects and diseases most often present symptoms in a nonuniform pattern. Uniform damage is usually an indication of nonliving factors such as herbicide damage, weather, or physical injury. Look at the trunk and branches. If there is a wound on the tree carefully examine that area as it provides an open door for pathogens and wood rotting organisms.
Insect and Disease Control—Before insect control in Fairfax, VA
• Identify the parts of the plant that are affected. For example dead leaves at the top of a tree is usually an indication of root damage. Curled leaves are an indication of insects, infection or herbicides. Also note the size and color of the leaves.
• Insects often damage trees by defoliating trees (chewing insects like caterpillars) or sucking the sap (sucking insects like scale).
• Insects can also carry plant diseases for instance, Dutch Elm Disease is carried by bark beetles. It is important to consider that tree insects are usually secondary brought on by some other condition such as root damage or drought stress.
• Whatever your needs in managing you shade trees and ornamental plants, we'd like to help. We look forward to working with you.
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