The Elm Leaf Beetle is a destructive pest that attacks and feeds on the leaves of elm trees. The Elm Leaf Beetle can cause severe damage to elm trees, leading to defoliation and even death of the tree if left untreated.
There are several reasons why treating for Elm Leaf Beetle is important.
- Elm Leaf Beetles can cause significant damage to elm trees, leading to defoliation and reduced growth. This can weaken the tree and make it more susceptible to other pests and diseases.
- Elm Leaf Beetles can quickly multiply and spread to other trees in the area, causing widespread damage. Therefore, treating an infestation early can help prevent the spread of the beetle to neighboring trees. They will also take cover in winter in your home’s window sills or garage until spring when they are ready to feed.
- Elm Leaf Beetles can also impact the aesthetic value of trees, as severe infestations can cause trees to lose their leaves prematurely and look unsightly.
Preventative Treatment is the best option to ensure proper health and to allow your Elm to thrive providing you and your family with that wonderful summer shade.
HOW DO I IDENTIFY THE ELM LEEF BEETLE?
Leaves damaged by elm leaf beetle larvae look lacy, turn brown, and may prematurely drop from the trees. The beetles themselves are oblong-shaped with an olive green or yellow body with a black dot on their head.
Check out the photo below to identify them.
WHAT CAN I DO AND WHEN SHOULD I DO IT?
To prevent or control the population of the Elm Leaf Beetles in your tree you have two options.
- Soil Applications
- Truck Injections
Both are effective ways to keep that Elm Tree thriving! However, soil applications begin in March and April and are not only more effective but are more cost-effective too!
Get your free assessment and estimate and ensure that your Elm is looking good this summer!
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