IPS Beetles are rapidly increasing in destructive numbers across communities in Southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado.
IPS Beetles, sometimes known as engraver beetles, are bark beetles that develop under the bark of spruce and pine trees. Creating tunnels that girdle and damage the vascular system of your trees, contributing to dieback and eventual death of your tree. Continued periods of draught and other stressors contribute to the proliferation of attacks and infestations.
As of Spring 2019, we at HLS Colorado are currently recommending a 2x preventative spray program for high value trees at lower elevations, to be applied during the spring and mid-to-late summer months.
For truly high value trees, we encourage our customers to consider a 2 Year Injection Program. Chemicals are delivered via an injection sites, placed at regular intervals at the base of your tree. In addition to being enviornmentally friendly, injections will help to provide 2 years worth of protection for a variety of pests such as IPS Beetles, MP Beetles, Zimmerman Moth, Pine Tip Beetles, and the deadly Pine Wilt Nematode.
For maximum effectiveness, injections should take place in spring...however, injecting at any time during the active growing season is encouraged.
For properties located in higher elevations-we recommend a yearly spray application applied during early summer months, and encourage the use of tree injections for high value trees.
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