Tree Insect and Disease Control
Central Texas Tree Care is licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture to spray trees to control insects and disease. We have spray systems that can reach far up into a trees canopy to reach even the highest tree limbs. Typically Austin tree sprayers treat for:
- Oak leaf caterpillars, typically in the Spring
- Pecan webworms
- Aphid control
- Fungal problems
- Oak wilt
The ideal approach to pest management is to identify the problem before attempting a solution. Once a disease is identified, treatment by a licensed pest control applicator can be prescribed to save the tree. It is important to know the progression of certain diseases in order to properly prescribe effective treatment.
Some diseases may either be untreatable or may have progressed beyond the point of treatment. Often unseasoned arborists prescribe treatments and do not set realistic customer expectations. Often incorrect and/or ineffective treatments are prescribed creating bad customer relations.
It has taken me 15 years to reach my level of knowledge in tree identification, disease diagnostics and treatment, and I still run into difficult diagnostic situations. Sometimes trees die for no obvious reason, due, for example, to old age or situations below the ground that are not readily apparent.
Many people are sold treatments they do not need. Please contact us for an honest walk-through of your property to assess your Austin tree spraying needs. We charge a minimal flat fee if all you need is diagnostic advice. We will NOT sell you something you do not need.