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Pest Control for trees, lawns and junipers in Denver and surrounding areas involves treating for clovermites, aphids, adelgids, pine beetles, ash borers, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, spiders and spidermites. There are also many other insects common to the trees, lawns and junipers in and around Denver, Colorado.
Following are links to pages with more information about tree, juniper and lawn pest control services.

Trees

If you are having issues with wasps, yellow jackets or hornets flying around the deciduous trees in your Denver area yard and you do not see a wasp nest anywhere, you probably have aphids in your trees. If you are having these issues around the Evergreens or Conifer trees in your Denver area yard (and you do not see a wasp nest anywhere) you probably have adelgids in your trees. Aphids and Adelgids feed on the moisture in the leaves and pine needles which cause the trees to seep honeydew (honeydew is similar to sap, but clearer in color). This sticky substance then attracts wasps, yellow jackets and hornets, which in turn leads to a flying/stinging insect problem. Therefore, if you get rid of the aphids or adelgids, you eliminate the flying/stinging insect problem.

Fortunately we can treat your tree or trees and eliminate the aphids or adelgids and, in turn, the flying/stinging insects at once. The product we use is not harmful to trees because it is injected directly into the tree, therefore there is no drift onto other plants or yard fixtures.Another bonus - this product is not harmful to honey bees.

Juniper Trees

Junipers harbor spider mites. These small pests infest the limbs and suck the fluids (commonly thought of as sap), out of the plant.

If your Denver area juniper bushes have silk tents (a lint-like coating) or very fine webbing on them, they likely also have spider mites. Another sign of a spider mite infestation is yellowing or browning of the junipers.

To confirm that you have spider mites, watch the webbing closely for movement. The mites are very small, so you may need to use a magnifying glass.

Fortunately we, at Absolute Pest Control, can treat your Colorado junipers and eliminate these pests. Our service area covers all of Denver and surrounding cities, so contact us today.

Lawns

Lawns hide many types of pests. For example, are you seeing hundreds, even thousands, of small red bugs on your patio door, windows or the side of you Denver area home? These pests are clovermites. The clovermite lives in lawns and they do not like moisture. Therefore when your sprinklers come on, they seek out a dry place to go, such as your house.

Clovermites are very small, about the size of a period on the printed page. When you smash a clover mite they leave a small reddish-brown streak.

These particular pests require a treatment of your lawn as well as your structure, in order to eliminate them at their source. The solution used on the lawn is a low dilution, making it safe for pets and children once the product is dry.

Fortunately we at Absolute Pest Control can treat your Colorado lawn and eliminate this pest.

Emerald Ash Borer

merald Ash Borers are an invasive species. Their native area is Asia and Eastern Russia. These pests, first found in the US in 2002, are very destructive to ash trees.

Signs and Symptoms of EAB Attack:

  • First noticeable signs are die back in the crown of the tree.

  • or in other words, Browning of leaves starting at the top of the tree.

  • Bore holes and snakelike tunnels of the larvae just under the bark.

  • Complete death of the tree with a year after initial infestation.

  • Adult borers chew D-shaped exit holes through the bark, usually in the spring.


We can treat for ash borers. Treatment must be done before any infestation.
The product in applied as an injection into the tree. Treatment can be done from spring through summer.

Mountain Pine Beetle

Pine beetles are a very destructive insect. They can wipe out entire areas of pine trees.
"Mountain pine beetles develop in pines, particularly ponderosa, lodgepole, Scotch and limber pine. Bristlecone and pinyon pine are less commonly attacked.

Signs and Symptoms of MPB Attack:

  • Popcorn-shaped masses of resin, called "pitch tubes," on the trunk where beetle tunneling begins. Pitch tubes may be brown, pink or white

  • Boring dust in bark crevices and on the ground immediately adjacent to the tree base.

  • Evidence of woodpecker feeding on trunk. Patches of bark are removed and bark flakes lie on the ground or snow below tree.

  • Foliage turning yellowish to reddish throughout the entire tree crown. This usually occurs eight to 10 months after a successful MPB attack.

  • Presence of live MPB (eggs, larvae, pupae and/or adults) as well as galleries under bark. This is the most certain indicator of infestation. A hatchet for removal of bark is needed to check trees correctly"

We can treat for pine beetles. The product is applied with a power sprayer to the trunk of the tree. Treatment cannot be done in rain or high wind.

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