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Spring Tick Control
You may have heard us say that effective deer tick control starts early in the Spring, before ticks can multiply and infest your property…. This past Sunday after a nice day playing lawn bocci with extended family, we’re sitting at the dinner table and they point out a small nymph deer tick crawling up my…
Update on Emerald Ash Borer in NJ (2013)
Emerald Ash Borer Update: October 2013 Please see our 2016 Update for up-to-date information on the spread of Emerald Ash Borer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This invasive insect is threatening the extinction of Ash trees in states and areas that it has moved into. Prior to June 2002, it had never been found in North…
Lace Bugs: Identification, Damage & Treatment
Lace Bug Damage We’re seeing heavy infestations of Lace Bug populations (not to be confused with “lace wings” which are beneficial predators) on Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Andromeda, Cotoneaster and other shrubs and trees on numerous properties that don’t have Integrated Pest Management programs in place. There are a variety of lace bugs, each with a preference…
Organic Plant Care LLC cares for historic trees at Lamington Presbyterian Church
Organic Plant Care LLC was recently chosen to care for the historic trees at Lamington Presbyterian Church. These Native Red Maples have likely flanked the entry to the church since for more than 100 years. Historic shade trees like these should evaluated by a professional arborist periodically to ensure maintenance of healthy root systems…
17-Year Cicadas are coming–here’s what to expect
The Brood II cicadas were last seen in 1996. Since then, they’ve been deep in the soil feeding on the sap from tree roots in the Northeast. Though they may be a bit of a nuisance for a period of 4-6 weeks, this 17-year phenomenon is actually quite fascinating and considered a beneficial event for…
New Tick-Borne Disease, Borrelia miyamotoi, confirmed in Hunterdon County, NJ
A new disease-causing bacterium, Borrelia miyamotoi, is confirmed as the cause of meningoensephalitis in a Hunterdon County woman. Research scientists have discovered a new illness similar to Lyme disease, which is also transmitted by the dastardly deer tick. That now makes 5 pathogens known to be transmitted by this tiny parasite, no bigger than a…