Serving Central NJ & Eastern PA

Keep Shrubs Pest- and Disease-Free

Our Plant Health Care diagnostician monitoring for pest pressure & levels.

Our Plant Health Care diagnostician monitoring for pest pressure & levels.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a companion component of a well-developed Plant Health Care (PHC) program. It involves regular monitoring, anticipation, proper pest identification, establishment of tolerable damage thresholds, and targeted biological and alternative pesticide treatments, when necessary, to keep insect and disease problems under control.

Our PHC technicians are trained not only to identify pests and diseases, but of equal importance, to locate and identify beneficial predators and pollinators within the landscape at their various growth stages.

Our goal isn’t to exterminate every pest, but rather to keep populations below a level of esthetic and economical damage that you can live with. With some prey in the landscape, beneficial predators will be enticed to stay and dine.

lacebug damage on azaela

Lace bug damage on azaela

IPDM Treatment Program – 3 Visits

For properties with a moderate level of tree and shrub diversity and insect and disease pressure, we offer a 3-visit Integrated Pest & Disease Management program.

In late April/May, June and August we inspect and monitor your ornamental trees less than 20 feet in height, shrubs and ground covers. Our technicians anticipate and diagnose pest and disease problems, and as necessary apply the appropriate organic treatment(s) targeted for the specific pest. Following each visit a summary of findings and outcomes will be left for your review.

White prunicola scale on vibernum

White prunicola scale on vibernum

IPDM Treatment Program – 5 Visits

Landscapes with a greater diversity of plantings may have increased pest and disease issues for which we may recommend more regular monitoring and treatment with five site visits throughout the growing season. We’ll be on site in late April/May, June, July, and August providing similar integrated pest management strategies and necessary treatments. The products we use are safe for people, pets and the environment.

Do You Need Help?

Two common shrub pests in central NJ and PA are boxwood leafminers and lace bugs, both of which can cause extensive damage. We’re happy to inspect your shrubs to see what’s causing the damage and then put together a customized plan to treat the situation.

As an owner-run company, we offer personalized, consistent service and technicians who know the history of your property season after season. Effective and safe organic treatments are most always available to suppress problems while encouraging beneficial insects and maintaining ecological balance.

We serve customers in Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, and parts of Union counties in New Jersey.

Call us today at 908-309-6611 to schedule a complimentary assessment of your landscape.  Our qualified arborist will provide you with a program and estimate customized to treat your specific trees and shrubs.

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