Sticky Sappy Trees a Problem?
Yearly Imidacloprid Tree Injections and You


Sticky Sappy Trees a Problem?Does this sound familiar? It's a hot summer day, your off to start your daily grind as you walk out your door. You get in your car, turn the engine over, blast the air conditioning (of course), and right before you put your loyal steed in drive you notice your windshield has collected quite the layer of grime. So naturally, you activate your windshield wipers, to no avail. Upon closer inspection you realize that this is no ordinary grime that has defaced your defenseless windshield, but that your whole car is covered in tree sap.

You park in the same shady spot every day, its almost perfect. But this happens every year. So why does this tree sap through the warm months? The answer isn't always simple, but there is a problem that Crepe Myrtles, Hackberry, Leafy Oaks, and other susceptible trees (and rosebushes) have in common. Aphids, white fly and other damaging insects can put these trees in distress, causing them to have stunted growth, drop leaves prematurely, and worst of all sappy honey dew.

So now you know that your poor tree, that so generously provides you shade through those scorching summer months is under attack, what do you do? Well rest assured that this is not a death sentence to your sappy branched friend. Many trees that are victims to these damaging pests are eligible for yearly tree injections. By injecting the root base around the drip line of the affected tree with a systemic pesticide (imidacloprid) and fertilizer mix in the early months of the year, you can start to defend your tree from these destructive bugs and achieve season long control of this annoying problem.

By making this application early in the year, you're giving the tree time to take up all of the injected material into the canopy (with the help from the fertilizer) that will protect it from the onslaught of hungry bugs later in the year. Repeating this process every year can yield greater accumulative results.

If this sounds familiar to you give us at Direct Hit Pest Control a call (916) 992-6870. We would be happy to take a look at your tree to see if its eligible for yearly imidacloprid injections.


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