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Tree and Shrub Pest Management in Tampa
Lawn care professionals offer effective solutions for protecting your trees and shrubs and keeping them looking good all year
That mighty oak tree that’s been in your front yard for decades or more might seem indestructible, but even it can get brought down by pests that are hard for you to see with the naked eye. Tiny insects can eat through the leaves and bark on your trees and shrubs, draining them of nutrients, infecting them with disease, and compromising their structural integrity. Not only is that dangerous for your trees and shrubs, but it’s also dangerous to your family – the last thing you want is a huge oak tree falling onto your house or even dropping one of its weighty branches while you are walking by.
The experienced Tampa Bay Area lawn care professionals at Keepers of the Green offer effective solutions to keep destructive insects off your trees and shrubs, not only to protect their structural integrity and health, but also to protect their beauty. We’ll develop a plan to keep your property looking great while also protecting it from the insidious pests that can spread destruction from tree to tree.
What kind of pests are a problem for Florida trees and shrubs?
There are hundreds of species of insects to be found across the state of Florida and throughout Tampa Bay. Many of them are useful, or at least harmless. Some of the insects actually eat the harmful insects, such as ladybugs, which eat aphids. However, there are a great many insects that can be destructive to your trees, shrubs, and other plants. Some of these include:
- Aphids, which are attracted mostly to flowering plants
- Black sooty mold
- Oleander caterpillars
- Spider mites
- Lace bugs
There are also many different types of scales, caterpillars, borers, and beetles that can all feed on your plants, killing them, stripping them of nutrients, or stunting their growth. You may not even notice that these pests are present. You may just see trees and shrubs stripped of their leaves or with brown or yellow spots.
Our lawn care experts develop a program that will eliminate any current threats to your trees and shrubs, as well as prevent any new infestations from occurring.
Treating destructive tree and shrub pests
Fortunately, you have many options for treating the tree and shrub pests that are plaguing your Tampa property, including all-natural solutions. The first step in developing an effective solution for your landscape is to identify the precise problem. Our lawn care experts will inspect your trees and shrubs for sings of infestation, and they will find the exact pest that is responsible for it. Once proper identification is made, we will then explore the options for eliminating the pests and controlling future outbreaks. Potential solutions include:
- Natural oils
- Tree or shrub removal
- Moss control
- Targeted fertilization
In some cases, introducing other insects may even help to control the spread of dangerous ones, such as by introducing a natural predator to the pests. We’ll review all the options to help you understand which will get you the fastest results while also meeting your goals, such as for preserving as much of the plant as possible, staying under a certain budget, or minimizing the use of chemicals.
Call the Tampa lawn care specialists with a reputation for getting results
Keepers of the Green has earned a reputation for our high quality of service and our record of getting results. We are a family owned business, and we are committed to creating a healthy landscape for your home, including eliminating threats like tree and shrub pests and promoting healthy growth. Call us today at (813) 884-4255 or us our online form to talk with one of our Tampa lawn care professionals about your needs.