New England Hit by the Gypsy Moth

By Arborjet, Special for  USDR

Gypsy Moth season is hitting New England hard this year, with the fuzzy black caterpillars blanketing trees, plants and even cars and patios across the region. In fact, 2017 is likely to be one of the region’s most devastating seasons because of the recent  drought.

“The time is now to eliminate these pests and save your trees,” advises Rob Gorden, Director of Urban Forestry for Arborjet, a Massachusetts-based company working to save trees across the country from invasive and destructive tree  pests.

Fortunately, Arborjet is now offering two environmentally responsible trunk injection treatments, TREE-äge® and TREE-äge G4, to control the Gypsy Moth population for up to two years. This effective method injects and seals the treatment directly into a tree’s vascular system so it does not seep into the air or soil, ensuring the treatment reaches the Gypsy Moth pest as it feeds. At this stage of the season, treatment with broad spectrum insecticide ACE-jet will offer a quick solution for infested trees, while the TREE-äge products are long-term preventative  options.

Gypsy Moth larvae feed on several types of trees, and under high population pressure will feed on almost any tree or shrub, chewing through the leaves and in many cases completely defoliating trees. Their preferred species include oaks, maple, beech, birch, hawthorn, apple, poplar and willow. Mature larvae may even feed on hemlock, spruce and pine. In addition to severe defoliation damage, Gypsy Moth Caterpillar droppings cover patios, furniture and outdoor living areas, making for an unsightly, unsanitary  mess.

“Many trees in New England are under stress from the destruction wrought by these invasive tree pests and will valiantly try to put out a new set of leaves after being hit by Gypsy Moth Caterpillars,” Gorden said. “This results in a second wave of uneven and underdeveloped leaf growth that exhausts the tree. Unfortunately, this can kill many already weakened trees if preventative action isn’t taken. By treating your trees now, they will be protected for multiple seasons and can continue to  thrive.”

For more on Arborjet TREE-äge and TREE-äge G4, and to find a service provider near you, visit www.arborjet.com. To schedule interviews with Arborjet experts, or to view a demonstration of this treatment, please contact Erin Vadala, Warner Communications, at erin@warnerpr.com, or  978-468-3076.

About  Arborjet
Founded in 1999, Arborjet’s mission is to develop the most effective formulations and delivery systems in Plant Health Care. As the premier solutions provider, the company is committed to advancing technology in the industries served through thought leadership, scientific research and exceptional customer service. As thought leaders, Arborjet recognizes ethical behavior, environmental responsibility and good stewardship as essential in sustaining business, customers and the  planet.

Arborjet’s products are for both residential and commercial application and are distributed throughout the United States. Arborjet is headquartered in Woburn, MA. To learn more about plant health products provided by Arborjet, visit  www.arborjet.com.

©2017 Arborjet, Inc. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your state or local extension service to ensure registration status. TREE-äge® Insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide and must only be sold to and used by a state certified applicator or by persons under their direct supervision. TREE-äge® is a registered trademark of Arborjet,  Inc.

SOURCE  Arborjet

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