The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first discovered in southeast Michigan in 2003. Unfortunately, these pests have gone on to destroy millions of trees. The bad news for Colorado homeowners is that EABs have made their way west and settled in the state. That means that ash trees in Colorado are also at risk of being destroyed by these insects. Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer and find out how you can prevent them from taking your trees away.
What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
When it comes to bugs, the Emerald Ash Borer is no ordinary insect. These little pests cause serious destruction. These metallic green beetles made their way to the states from Asia. They are able to bore through wood, with ash trees as their main target.
It’s not just individual EABS tunneling into the wood that causes such serious damage; it’s also their eggs. The adult EABs, which measures about 2 ½ inches in length, also lay their eggs inside the tree. Then, the larvae also bore into the tree, multiplying the damage to an astonishing degree in a short period of time. These tunnels cut off the nutrient supply to other parts of the tree, which causes it to die completely within two to three years if left untreated.
How to Prevent EAB Damage
Because this problem is increasing throughout the state, Colorado homeowners should use prevention treatments to protect their ash trees. This is the best way to make sure your trees stay safe and healthy. It’s especially important to protect any weaker ash trees since those are the ones that EABs target first.
Fortunately, Fit Turf offers a 100 percent effective treatment for protecting against Emerald Ash Borers. This treatment involves an injection into the trunk of the ash tree. With this one simple treatment, you can protect your ash trees from destruction.
Fit Turf offers an Emerald Ash Borer prevention treatment for homes throughout the greater Denver area. A free consultation can be scheduled by calling our offices in Centennial or Westminster. If you’re a Colorado homeowner outside the Metro Denver area, contact local lawn treatment companies to find a comparable service to keep your ash trees safe.