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Tree Spraying Pest Control in Hollister

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Oak trees are beautiful and majestic in any environment, but when they become infected, the need for tree spraying pest control is necessary and the professionals at Killroy Pest Control are here to help. Mechanical and chemical treatments are two reliable methods to rid your tree of harmful pests. Depending on the type of pest you’re dealing with, one method could be more effective than the other. Below we’ll discuss two kinds of treatments in detail to help you decide which makes for a better fit in your situation.

First step is to distinguish an infestation from normal tree’s life cycle

When looking for a tree spray in Hollister, it is crucial to be able to distinguish an infestation from normal parts of the tree’s life cycle. For example, sometimes branches and leaves may fall on the grass below due to old age. This may look like an infestation, but checking the tree’s interior will help eliminate this concern.

When the feeding insects have been identified, you can begin to decide what treatment is right for your trees. This may involve a combination of both mechanical and chemical treatments.

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Mechanical Treatment

Pesticides are not always necessary for pest control in Hollister or other types of insect infestations. With this method, an arborist will typically examine the tree in question and use pruning equipment to cut out any problematic limbs or branches, which can be disposed of properly (not thrown into compost piles). This method takes an experienced hand and a careful eye but is usually successful in fighting infestations. However, it is not recommended for controlling wood-boring insects or invasive plants.


Insecticides have been used for centuries to combat various pests (insects, fungi, bacteria, etc.). The use of bugs in the modern world is controversial, as most are toxic to some degree. Their use can harm the environment behind their initial purpose of protecting crops and trees. They can be harmful to humans, as well. When choosing a pesticide, it is important to choose one compatible with your local environment and overall use. There are many insecticides on the market today, and techniques for usage vary widely. You will need to hire an arborist for proper application in most cases.

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Insecticides can be chemical or biological in nature

Chemical pesticides are the most common, though their effectiveness has been questioned due to their tendency toward chemical resistance in some insects. Biological pesticides use an active ingredient from a living organism like bacteria or viruses to infect and kill pests.

The best chemical for a tree pest is an insecticide that inhibits the pests’ ability to digest the plant. Testing is the only way to know that this is happening with any insecticide. Pesticides usually fall into three categories: contact, systemic (also known as systemic pesticides ), and residual (also known as contact kill).

Systemic pesticides

Systemic pesticides are designed to act in several phases of an insect’s life cycle, or in some cases, all simultaneously, killing the insects through feeding or feeding and then killing them through ingestion or contact with their toxins. This type of pesticide is more effective than contact pesticides, but it also can become a severe health problem.

Contact pesticides

Contact pesticides kill pests on contact and effectively against insects with a hard exterior, like ants and cockroaches. Still, they’re not effective for soft-bodied insects like caterpillars or aphids. Residual pesticides kill pests that come into contact with the substance after drying.

Biological pesticides

Biological pesticides should always be used with caution, although they’re generally safer than chemical pesticides for humans. The active ingredient for biological pesticides is derived from living organisms such as bacteria or viruses. The organism naturally found in the plant is sometimes used as a natural alternative to the chemical pesticide.


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Important of safety when spraying a chemical or biological pesticides

When spraying a chemical or biological pesticide, we have several steps to ensure safety. First, you need to remove any animals (pets) and people from the area. It is also recommended that you spray at night or when it’s too cold for animals to be outside to prevent accidental contact with the compound by pets and wildlife.

You should always wear protective clothing when applying pesticides. The most important pieces of protective clothing are gloves, goggles, and respirators. Gloves should be waterproof, and the respirator must be rated for pesticide application. If a face mask is not available, you should wear a raincoat or plastic suit that keeps off the oils from your skin and hair. You may also want to use an apron to protect your clothing from any splashes during pesticide application. It is important to wash any equipment that has come into contact with the pesticide immediately after spraying to ensure no traces are left behind.

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Killroy Pest Control in Hollister

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