Scale Insects Treatment in Arlington, TX.

Coccoidea is the official scientific name representing the largest collective group of insects known to tree care specialists by the common trade name of scale insects. This massive insect family is comprised of over eight thousand different species and is extremely prevalent in Arlington and the North Texas region. Soft scale and armored scale are the two different general categories of scale insects that are within this huge insect family, with the armored scale insects being the most difficult to control. These insect destroyers thrive in Texas because they favor and reproduce the most rapidly in hot, dry weather as is typical during north Texas summers. Consequently, certified arborists encounter these irritating tree and plant invaders on a daily basis in the DFW area. Scale insects are small and measure less than 1/4, are tan to dark brown in color, and protect their bodies with a waxy shell-like casing. They anchor themselves to leaves and stems and do not move once they're firmly attached to the plant. Scale insects are frequently overlooked because they do not crawl around and the lack of awareness of their presence often ultimately results in the death of the tree. Trees that are infested with scale insects exude an overall ailing appearance and exhibit wilted leaves or foliage loss and seem as if they are lacking water. It is absolutely imperative that an experienced tree care company be contacted immediately when a tree's appearance is obviously declining! Scale Insects Treatment in Arlington, TX, call (817) 583-7689 Scale Insects Treatment diagnosing!


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Scale Insects Treatment Tree Disease

A diagnosis report will rapidly be prepared by an arbor care professional who will examine the tree for its structural soundness and wellness, investigate the habitat grounds for visual indications of scale insects attached to the trees and plants and a thorough testing of the residential environment soil because weakened trees are also susceptible to attack by other pathogens. Scale insects have straw-like mouths and pierce the leaves to extract the sap which causes yellowing of the leaves, reduction of new branches and shoots and robs the tree of essential nutrients and water. These insects excrete a sticky substance known as honeydew that gives leaves a shiny appearance and attracts ants due to its sugar content. A fungus known as a sooty mold is encouraged by the honeydew and appears as black spots on the underside of infected leaves. Upon definite confirmation of scale insect infestation, the certified arborist will present the tree evaluation report and an individualized plan for immediate treatment and on-going maintenance and preventative care.

Treatment Of Scale Insects Treatment

Immediate removal of heavily-infested and dead or dying trees is necessary to eliminate the excessive amount of scale insects attached to them. Regular inspection, pruning, and trimming of infected leaves and branches by a tree service company will remove beginning stages of infestation and eliminate those scale insects from the habitat. Soil must have adequate drainage and construction activities and regular yard maintenance should always be overseen and directed by an experienced tree company to ensure the protection of the tree and eliminate the occurrence of unnecessary wounding. Insecticides may be successful in removing scale insects and must be scheduled and administered by an arbor care professional who will determine the proper times and application means. Regular fertilizing by means of systemic deep root feeding and deep root fertilization will aid in supporting the tree's root system and increase the tree's immunity and resistance. The greatest form of defense to scale insects is to maintain the health of the trees and plants throughout the residential landscape and the best arborist in Arlington, Texas will ensure that your worry of scale insect invasion will never come to fruition! If you have on your property, call (817) 583-7689 for a free consultation from a certified arborist in Arlington, TX.

Updated on December 26, 2018, at 12:42 PM by Metroplex Arbor Care.