Fight a Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation Now!

In 2015, a serious outbreak of gypsy moth caterpillars began, and that population increased at a rapid rate until 2017. Fortunately, between 2017 and 2018, a high mortality rate hit these pests. This meant that, last year, many homeowners didn’t have to worry about the defoliation gypsy moth caterpillars can cause. Unfortunately, reproduction began increasing again last year and, in areas across the state, egg masses have been spotted at record rates. What does that mean for your trees? It could mean another serious gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak, and there’s never been a better time to get professional help.

The ArborJet Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Treatment

At Ransford Pest Control, we know how problematic these creatures can be for your trees and for your ability to enjoy your deck, patio and yard.  To help ensure our customers don’t have to face severe defoliation, we’ve added the Arborjet Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Treatment to our line of services. It is fast-acting and effective, and we’re one of just a few pest control companies offering this service, which has been certified by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

This treatment is actually a fairly simple one. We implant Arborplugs – or ports – in the affected tree. This allows us to inject the Arborjet treatment material directly into the tree’s trunk. (Since there is no spraying, there is no concern about what may blow into the neighbor’s yard).  The material then flows through the tree’s “vascular” system to the branches and leaves. Once the caterpillars ingest this material, they die – usually in less than 24 hours.

Get Rid of Gypsy Moth Caterpillars with One Call

Don’t ignore the danger these creatures pose to your trees. One call to us will help you eliminate the problem. These tree pests will eat the foliage off of your trees, weakening them in the process.  The last thing you want is to have to call a professional tree service and pay to cut down your favorite tree.  Make the call today! We’ll come out and evaluate potential problem areas to help you avoid a Gypsy Moth Caterpillar problem this year.

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