Care always has to be exercised when using pesticides on your trees, bushes, and landscape. In addition to the potential danger of accidentally spraying yourself or someone else with the chemicals in question, improper application can result in negative impacts to your greenery.
For example, when applying pesticide to a tree in your front yard, it’s possible to damage the surrounding lawn and other topiary by careless spraying.
So while your efforts may save the tree, the lawn could end up dying from unwanted exposure to the pesticide materials.
According to the Environmental Protection Commission, pesticides can help combat a number of health dangers. In addition to dealing with pests and infestations, pesticides can also help combat:
• Infectious diseases associated with pests, such as Lyme disease and rabies
• Asthma and allergies, specifically ones caused by any dander and destruction associated with pests
• Bacterial infections, as pests can serve as carriers
Also unwanted bugs and pests can take up residency in trees just as easily as they might in a basement, attic, or inner walls of any building.
When that happens, it’s vital to have professionals available to expertly apply the right pesticides without damaging your tree, home or surrounding greenery.
Some pest issues seem to be universal to all homeowners, such as aphids or ants. However, pesticide application requires knowledge of treating the specific tree types, which can vary depending on several factors:
• Geographic location – Some trees grow better and become more prominent in certain areas, requiring specific knowledge on how to apply the specialized pesticide without harming the specific tree type. Care also has to be taken with consideration to the local environment, as the wrong pesticide could negatively impact both the tree and the surrounding area.
• Tree type – Treating an oak tree requires a different approach than treating a palm tree or sycamore. While it’s tempting to assume one tree works like every other tree, the specific design and texture of a single tree can require an entirely different type of pesticide design.
• Tree age – Just like with human medicine, tree pesticides have to be administered with the tree’s age in mind. A young magnolia sapling has to be treated with pesticide differently than a 100-year-old redwood, so every pesticide treatment has to be created specifically for the tree in question.
The Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry list pests and even identifies invasive threats to trees.
Because a sloppy pesticide application can cause harm to people and trees and other greenery, applying tree pesticides has to be done with care and expertise.
To that end, Boulay Landscaping works to apply effective pesticides safely. Boulay Landscaping takes pride in solving pest issue and maintaining healthy trees.
Pesticide usage should never be handled without knowledge and care for the surrounding environment, specifically the people and greenery in the given area. A poor and careless application can be disastrous for your tree and your neighborhood.
To find out more about pesticide usage, applications, and scheduling, contact Boulay Landscaping today.
We look forward to serving you with the best service at the best cost possible.