Using Science to Enrich Beautiful Landscapes
Tree & Shrub Insect Control
No plant healthcare program is complete without some form of insect control. As nature has constantly demonstrates it is usually the most beautiful plants that attract insects/pests.
We understand how important your plants are to you and appreciate the need to be careful. If you’re tired of messy sprays or having a company showing up every week interrupting your activities you need to reach out to us. We’re that company who will gently takes care of the insects without unnecessary extra visits just to keep our team busy. Our understanding of insects and our advanced team training makes us far different than the competition. Or goal is to reduce threats and problems from becoming a visual detraction without eliminating all insects. This is a healthier more balanced strategy so beneficial insects are least affected by our service.
Contender’s is a proud protector of honeybee pollinators. For plants that attract these pollinators we incorporate systemic insecticides since it has been proven that only non flowering reproductive plant parts do not uptake systemics. A rose can be protected from Japanese Beetle feeding on their leaves where the systemic is designed to preserved stem and leaf tissue allowing for sustainable photosynthesis. The Japanese Beetles may mass on the flowers themselves yet once they attempt to feed off its leaves they ingest the insecticide. This is the only way to ensure bees aren’t directly impacted while also maintaining good controls of a devastating insect.
Posted on: August 4, 2015
What you’ll see…is wilting leaves and dieback of branches, often one at a time or on one side of the tree. This can occur over a number of years, with remiss...