Deer Tick & Insect Control

Whether you have mature trees or a newly planted landscape, you have to ensure that your lawn, shrubs are trees are protected. Insects, mites and diseases, if not treated properly, can weaken your trees and shrubs, making them unattractive, unhealthy and possibly causing them to die which can be extremely costly. Fortunately, with care from Lynch Plant Healthcare, you can help reduce these problems and protect your plants’ health and beauty.
Definition of terms, types of insets and damage that can occur:

  • Borers – Destroy water and food absorbing tissue, causing a significant decline of the plant.
  • Defoliation – Leaves are totally consumed. Likely culprits are gypsy moths and sawflies (more information in “Insects/Diseases” section.
  • Foliage or leaf feeders – Insects leave no holes but rather small spots, discoloration and leaf cupping which ultimately causes leaves to drop. Examples are scales and spider mites.
  • Notching –These types of insects (especially weevils) are known to eat towards the edges of leaves.
  • Mining – Feeding on the inside of leaves; creates blotches and tunnels. Birch Leafminer (see “Insects/Diseases” for more information) is a common insect found in our area.
  • Skeleton – Feeding on leaves occurs between leaf veins. Certain types of bettles cause this type of damage.
  • Stem feeders – As foliage and leaf feeders, stem feeders to not create holes but their feeding habits cause health decline, leaf drop, and death of the plant. Adelgid and scales are examples.

What is a Tick?

Ticks are not insects but Arachnids, a class of Arthropods, which also includes mites, spiders and scorpions. They are divided into two groups – hard bodied and soft bodied – both of which are capable of transmitting diseases in the United States.

Ticks are parasites that feed by latching on to an animal host, imbedding their mouthparts into the host’s skin and sucking its blood. This method of feeding makes ticks the perfect vectors (organisms that harbor and transmit disease) for a variety of pathogenic agents. Ticks are responsible for at least ten different known diseases in humans in the U.S., including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and more recently, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis.

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