The spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is now a very serious problem. It is highly recommended that applications for the landscape and root zone injections for certain trees be done to control this destructive invader from the Far East. The SLF does attack trees & shrubs that we typically do not treat on a regular basis. (Maple trees being a prime example).
We would like to do our part in helping to contain/control this pest and help to prevent its spreading.
We have had to add an additional application to the tree and shrub program to better control the SLF and to better control spider mites as well (from 3 to 4 insect sprays). This will be reflected on your pre-pay letters that this letter was included with.
For our current tree & shrub customers, for proper control, we will need to come out to your property and do a re-evaluation to adjust for the plant material which will need to be included for proper control of the SLF and to get accurate pricing for the root zone insecticide injection that will be needed for specific landscape plants. The cost for the injections is based on the DBH (trunk diameter) and the amount of product needed. The injection is done once in the early spring per season and the regular insect sprays would be done through the course of the season for the SLF and other landscape pests. We will certainly keep any cost increases to your tree & shrub program to a minimum.
For customers that do not have a tree and shrub program, please give the office a call so our tree and shrub specialist can visit your property and give you pricing for these treatments. It is extremely important that as many residents in this area do what they can for control of the Spotted Lanternfly before it is too late. I anticipate this season to be even worse than the last season’s infestation due to the fact there is no control for the egg casings at this time except for manual removal. This makes controlling the nymphs and the adults even more imperative and the only way to do this is with the root zone insecticide injections and spray applications.
It really is up to us to take action and do everything we can to control the Spotted Lanternfly in our area so please give us a call at 610-965-4452 and we can set up an appointment to stop out for the evaluation and pricing.
Here are some helpful links to information about the spotted lanternfly: