Seattle, WA (WiredPRNews.com) The United States government is looking for ways and means to protect our trees without harming them. There are several studies that are being conducted to use bio-control methods that will utilize natural means to control the widespread of pests. Premiere Tree Services of Seattle advised that instead of spraying harmful pesticides on your trees, natural methods will make sure that the number of pests infesting trees can be controlled in a natural manner.
According to Premiere Tree Services of Seattle “The emerald ash borer is one destructive pest that has been ravaging trees, particularly the ash tree”. Researchers in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service are finding ways to rid the pest without the use of pesticides. They use the insect’s natural enemy to destroy it, particularly a non-stinging wasp that gobbles it up as part of its diet. These wasps have been released in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland to control the increase in number of this insect. This natural predator will soon be released in other states.
Another bio-control method that researchers are working on as of now is the use of a fungus called Beauveria bassiana that is available in commercial pesticides. This type of fungus controls the number of the emerald ash borer beetle when applied to infested trees. As a result, this fungus will force the beetle out of the infested ash trees for easy prey of the released wasps. The fungus doesn’t harm the wasp. It stays well on barks of the ash tree than on the leaves.
The emerald ash borer beetle was first detected in Detroit, Michigan way back in 2002. It infested a large number of ash trees in forests and also in private properties there. This pest caused the decline in the ash trees wood’s marketability which is used to make strong furniture, tool handles, baseball bats and a lot of hard wood products. There are tree services that specialize in tree pruning services that you can also contact to know more about bio-control methods that you can employ to privately owned ash trees in your properties.
For more information about Premiere Tree Services of Seattle you can go to 1425 Broadway #417 Seattle, WA 98122, or call (206) 219-6634, or through e-mail, [email protected] or visit http://seattle.premieretreeservices.com/.