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Garden Pests

Why Use Green Prism Traps to Monitor Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?

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Collecting EAB population data using prism traps plays a critical role in improving EAB treatment outcomes and minimizing your management costs. In this article, we describe how prism traps work, where they’re placed, and exactly how they help save your ash trees from the destructive emerald ash borer.

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Why Are Woodpeckers Making Holes in My Trees?

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If woodpeckers are drilling holes in your trees it’s likely to indicate a much bigger problem, such as an insect infestation or dying tree. For example, it’s often the first visible sign of EAB infestation in ash trees. Find out why and how woodpeckers peck trees and what you can do about it.

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Facts About Spotted Lanternfly In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

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Spotted lanternfly is a destructive, invasive pest that has recently spread from Pennsylvania into New Jersey where it’s damaging crops, trees, fruit, herbs and more. Learn how to identify and report it, your treatment options and why removing Tree of Heaven is a good idea.

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Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

Japanese beetles

Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs – the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.

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Does Deer Repellent Really Prevent Deer Damage?

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We’re often asked if deer repellent spray is a good way to stop deer from eating plants and shrubs, particularly during the tough winter months when it seems like deer will eat anything they can reach. Here’s the straight answer and our application advice.

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Mushrooms In The Lawn? Could Be A Fairy Ring

We have received several questions this summer about mushrooms growing in your lawns. If you’ve noticed any it’s probably a fairy ring. But what causes these strange rings, and what can you do if you spot mushrooms in your own lawn?

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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options In NJ & PA

Emerald Ash Borer in NJ and PA

There are several available EAB treatment options but they vary immensely in terms of effectiveness, safety and environmental impact. Learn about the available options and why we only recommend trunk injection with TreeAzin to treat emerald ash borer.

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Control Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in New Jersey: Remove Ash Trees in Winter

remove ash trees in winter to control emerald ash borer

As of August 2016, emerald ash borer has been found in New Jersey in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties. According to the NJ Department of Agriculture, ALL ash trees in NJ are at high risk for EAB infestation within the next few years. Control the spread of EAB by removing infected ash trees during the winter – it’s an ideal time to take down trees without damaging your lawn.

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How To Protect Your Shrubs From Winter Deer Damage

Deer can damage more plants in winter than the cold, snow, ice and wind. Learn how to protect your shrubs and trees from hungry deer. Here in central NJ and PA, start your protection efforts in fall (October/November is best) for the best results.

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Boxwood Leafminer – A Major Pest Of Boxwood Shrubs

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Have you seen small orange flies swarming around your boxwood shrubs? Spring is Boxwood Leafminer mating season! Perfectly timed, just as the healthy new flush of spring growth leafs out on your boxwood shrubs, small orange flies may be visible fluttering around your boxwoods. This is the mating season for adult Boxwood Leafminers. The pest…

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