A common, but thankfully easy to remedy, issue that affect trees are aphids. These tiny pests love sap and will eat through the leaves of the plant to get to it. It is vital that an aphid infestation is caught early on. While they are easy to treat, a severe infestation could cause irreparable damage to a tree.
If you need aphids treatment in Fort Worth, TX, give us a call today at 817-882-6499. Our ISA certified arborist can do a full health assessment of the trees on your property to determine the best course of treatment.
Signs of Aphids
You will be able to notice the signs of an aphid infestation based on the condition of the leaves. As the plant begins to lose nutrients, the leaves will begin to yellow and curl inward. Severe infestations can cause stunted growth as well. Not only can aphids ruin the leaves of a tree, there are other ways they could cause damage.
Aphids create a honeydew from eating plant sap. This can create two problems for your tree. The first issue is honeydew can become a breeding ground for sooty mold. This mold will appear as blackened areas on the leaves of the tree.
The other issue is it can create is ant ‘farming’. Ants love honeydew and they’ll stop at nothing to keep a steady supply. This can include protecting aphids from predatory insects such as ladybugs. They will even move aphids to other plants, causing further infestations and potentially spread disease to healthy plants.
The worst damage aphids can cause it by migrating from plant to plant. Since they can be potential carriers of disease, feeding on a sick plant and then moving on to a healthy one could allow for the transfer of a disease. Early treatment of aphids can prevent this.
Call Us for Aphids Treatment
If you’ve seen signs of these pests on your plants, call us at 817-882-6499 for aphids treatment in Fort Worth, TX. We offer many treatment options for pests and diseases to ensure your trees stays healthy and stress-free.