T W Enterprises offers several safe and sensible approaches to controlling damaging pests and disease on your property. Our preferred method is our Plant Health Care and Integrated Pest Management programs.
Plant Health Care (PHC) is a holistic approach to tree care. The focus is on developing and maintaining healthy plants, so they become less susceptible to problems. By caring for plants and trees each season, they grow healthier and can better resist pests and withstand difficult problems. The goal of Plant Health Care programs is to proactively keep your trees healthy.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) lessens the impact of chemicals on your property by identifying the pest causing issues and only treating the plant(s) affected, which can be accomplished through spray applications and microinjections.
T W Enterprises provides services for:
- Tick & Mosquito Spray
- Early Spring Pest Control (Dormant Treatments)
- Insect and disease control
- Brown Tail Moth control
- Emerald Ash Borer Management
Fertilization & Soil Management:
Healthy plants begin with healthy soils. In natural environments, trees and shrubs derive the nutrients they need from the breakdown of organic matter that falls to the forest floor. However, in urban and suburban environments this natural supply of nutrients is often lost due to hardscapes, competition with lawns or removed to maintain a manicured appearance.
The application of fertilizers is one of the most important things you can do to help replace the nutrients lost throughout the year and improve the health of your plants, especially new plantings. By injecting fertilizer 6-8 inches into the soil we can ensure that the nutrients reach the tree roots first and are available for uptake immediately.
Microinjection is a type of trunk injection where small amounts (approximately 0.1 ounce) of therapeutic chemicals, contained in sealed capsules, are introduced into shallow trunk wounds around the base of a tree. The injected chemicals are then distributed systemically by sap movement within the tree to the branches, leaves and even roots, within a few hours after injection. Microinjections have become an increasingly popular clinical alternative to spray applications in the control of health problems of urban trees.
With this method of application we can control a large amount of pests including but not limited to:
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Flat-Headed Borers
- Gall Wasps
- Round-Headed Borers
- Ambrosia Beetles
- Bark Beetles
- Lace Bugs
- Leaf Miners
- Soft Scales