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Emerald Ash Borer Control In Marshalltown, IA

What Are These Green Beetles Near My Marshalltown Home?

Have you been out in your yard and noticed small, green bugs on your trees? You may have discovered emerald ash borers. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees. These metallic green beetles live on the outside of ash trees, feeding on the leaves during the warmer summer months. When these pests make their presence known in your yard, you must reach out immediately to your local pest professionals.

Here at Schendel Pest, we are highly trained pest control experts in the Marshalltown area. Because we are a local, family-owned company, we understand the unique pest pressures our community faces, and we have the expertise needed to stop them. Give us a call today to request an in-person inspection.

Why Are Emerald Ash Borers Such A Problem?

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The emerald ash borer is responsible for destroying tens of millions of trees across 30 states, including Iowa. A native insect in Asia, this pest was likely introduced into the United States by hiding in wood packing materials. The emerald ash borer is now in 25 states, including Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. As of February 2014, all 99 counties in Iowa have been quarantined by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to slow the movement of emerald ash borers to other areas. 

While there are a variety of treatment options that can serve as effective control measures for emerald ash borers, there is no known cure for their damage. However, many experts will agree that the best way to control any pest problem is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

At Schendel Pest, we want you to keep your trees. We offer preventative actions for homes and businesses with ash trees on the property. To accomplish this, we apply TREE-äge® insecticide that we inject right into the tree, where it is distributed throughout the tree. Every other year, we perform this service to ensure your trees remain safe from infestations. Our team is state-certified to apply TREE-äge®; contact us today to learn more.

Professional Service For All Your Pest Problems

When you discover a pest infestation in your home or business, you must take immediate action. There are several common pests in Iowa that will cause problems throughout your property. Listed below are several common pest threats in our area that we can assist with.

  • Bed Bugs: Nobody wants a bed bug infestation to begin in their home or business. Learn how our local bed bug professionals can protect your property with reliable treatment options.
  • Cockroaches: German and Oriental cockroaches are two types of pests you may have to contend with in your home or business. Our team offers reliable services to treat your home or business for cockroaches.
  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are flying pests that can quickly ruin your outdoor living space. Reach out today to learn how Schendel Pest Control can kick these pests off your property.
  • Termites: These wood-eating pests are responsible for over five billion dollars in structural damage and prevention costs across the country every year. Turn to the experts at Schendel Pest Control for all your termite treatment needs.

With over 50 years of serving local homes and businesses in Marshalltown and the surrounding communities, Schendel Pest Control is your number one choice for effective pest control in Marshalltown. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest management programs.

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