Insect & Disease Control

Treescape’s approach to controlling common tree insects and diseases is environmentally friendly. Where treatments are necessary, we use bio-insecticides.

Our trained professionals focus their efforts on correctly identifying the insect or disease and creating a care plan that focuses on increasing the tree’s overall health as means of combating its attacker. 

Some of these efforts may include corrective pruning and deep root fertilizing.

Emerald Ash Borer

We are currently treating Ash trees on private, commercial and municipal properties through southern Ontario to guard against the Emerald Ash Borer.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, slender metallic green beetle approximately 8.5 to 13 mm long. Originally from Asia, this invasive pest has no natural predators here in North America and threatens all species of ash trees in Canada and the United States.

The EAB has killed millions of ash trees in Southern and Eastern Ontario since it’s 2002 discovery in the Windsor, ON area.

EAB populations have been confirmed throughout Treesape’s service area. Sadly, we have been removing infected trees and dying trees throughout Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes region since 2014.

Click on the link to learn more about this little beetle and it’s effect on your Ash trees.

Gypsy Moth

We are currently treating trees on private, commercial and municipal properties through southern Ontario to guard against the Gypsy Moth.

Gypsy moth is a non-native insect pest that defoliates forest, ornamental, and orchard trees. Its preferred hosts are oak, basswood, willow, maple, birch, poplar, apple, tamarack, mountain ash, alder, and hawthorn. Larvae can also attack many other deciduous and coniferous species.

Outbreaks of Gypsy Moth often occur in cycles of 7-10 years. Last summer many millions of Gypsy Moth emerged aross southern Ontario causing major concern. It is predicted that 2021 will be another outbreak year around Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes region.

Click on the link to learn more about Gypsy moth and your treatment options.